Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to achieve total return. The Fund's investment portfolio consists of investment companies, common stocks, commodity partnerships, preferred stocks, money market funds, corporate notes, liquidating trusts, corporate bonds, promissory notes, senior unsecured notes, warrants and rights. The Company also invests in various sectors, such as construction materials; consumer finance; healthcare equipment and supplies; independent power and renewable electricity producers; insurance; personal products; professional services; real estate investment trusts, and special purpose acquisition vehicles. The Fund also invests in closed-end funds, auction rate preferred securities and business development companies, among others. Bulldog Investors, LLC acts as an investment advisor for the Fund.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Finance
- Industry: Closed End Funds
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: NYSE:SPE
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: N/A
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $15.34
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.03
- 52 Week Range: $13.46 - $15.65
- Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
- P/E Growth: 0.00
- Annual Dividend: $0.56
- Dividend Yield: 3.6%
- Average Volume: 18,078 shs.
- Beta: 0.77
Frequently Asked Questions for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE:SPE)
What is SPECIAL OPP FD's stock symbol?
SPECIAL OPP FD trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SPE."
Who are some of SPECIAL OPP FD's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to SPECIAL OPP FD include THL Credit (TCRD), WhiteHorse Finance (WHF), Solar Senior Capital (SUNS), Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (FSFR), Gladstone Capital Corporation (GLAD), Invesco Bond Fund (VBF), Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (SCM), TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. (TPVG), OFS Capital Corporation (OFS), Alcentra Capital Corp. (ABDC), Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA), StoneCastle Financial Corp (BANX), KCAP Financial (KCAP), Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (HRZN), GSV Capital Corp (GSVC), American Capital Senior Floating (ACSF), Harvest Capital Credit Corporation (HCAP) and GLI Finance Ltd (GLIF).
Who are SPECIAL OPP FD's key executives?
SPECIAL OPP FD's management team includes the folowing people:
- Phillip F. Goldstein, Chairman of the Board, Secretary
- Andrew Dakos, President, Director
- Gerald Hellerman, Chief Compliance Officer, Director
- Ben H. Harris, Independent Director
- Marc Lunder, Independent Director
- Charles C. Walden, Independent Director
Who owns SPECIAL OPP FD stock?
SPECIAL OPP FD's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC (0.00%), Nwam LLC (0.00%) and First Manhattan Co. (0.00%). Company insiders that own SPECIAL OPP FD stock include Andrew Dakos, Charles C Walden, Gerald Hellerman and Phillip Goldstein. View Institutional Ownership Trends for SPECIAL OPP FD.
Who bought SPECIAL OPP FD stock? Who is buying SPECIAL OPP FD stock?
SPECIAL OPP FD's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought SPECIAL OPP FD stock in the last two years include Andrew Dakos, Charles C Walden, Gerald Hellerman and Phillip Goldstein. View Insider Buying and Selling for SPECIAL OPP FD.
How do I buy SPECIAL OPP FD stock?
Shares of SPECIAL OPP FD can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is SPECIAL OPP FD's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE SPE)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about SPECIAL OPP FD and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of SPECIAL OPP FD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.53.
Consensus Ratings for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE:SPE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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Analysts' Ratings History for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE:SPE)
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Earnings History for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE:SPE)
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Earnings Estimates for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE:SPE)
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Current Dividend Information for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE:SPE)
|Most Recent Dividend:||1/16/2015|
|Dividend Growth:||-5.20% (3 Year Average)|
Dividend History by Quarter for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE SPE)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE:SPE)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 39.56%Insider Trades by Quarter for SPECIAL OPP FD (NYSE:SPE)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|8/3/2017||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||1,596||$15.52||$24,769.92|| |
|11/1/2016||Gerald Hellerman||CFO||Buy||3,000||$14.16||$42,480.00|| |
|6/3/2016||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||1,661||$13.50||$22,423.50|| |
|4/1/2016||Charles C Walden||Director||Buy||4,449||$13.10||$58,281.90|| |
|4/1/2016||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||4,000||$13.06||$52,240.00|| |
|3/3/2016||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||200||$12.50||$2,500.00|| |
|3/1/2016||Gerald Hellerman||CFO||Buy||971||$12.45||$12,088.95|| |
|2/3/2016||Andrew Dakos||President||Buy||2,000||$12.46||$24,920.00|| |
|1/6/2016||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||2,745||$12.96||$35,575.20|| |
|12/2/2015||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||8,000||$14.44||$115,520.00|| |
|11/3/2015||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||5,000||$14.55||$72,750.00|| |
|2/2/2015||Andrew Dakos||President||Buy||4,000||$14.95||$59,800.00|| |
|1/30/2015||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||8,500||$14.94||$126,990.00|| |
|1/30/2015||Steven Samuels||Insider||Sell||3,375||$14.85||$50,118.75|| |
|1/20/2015||Charles C Walden||Director||Buy||2,000||$15.19||$30,380.00|| |
|1/14/2015||Marc Lunder||Director||Buy||3,100||$15.24||$47,244.00|| |
|1/7/2015||Marc Lunder||Director||Buy||3,700||$15.28||$56,536.00|| |
|12/24/2014||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||2,699||$15.19||$40,997.81|| |
|12/23/2014||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||13,301||$15.20||$202,175.20|| |
|12/26/2013||Gerald Hellerman||CFO||Buy||1,000||$16.97||$16,970.00|| |
|5/1/2013||Gerald Hellerman||CFO||Buy||2,000||$17.08||$34,160.00|| |
|12/26/2012||Rajeev P Das||VP||Buy||2,500||$14.97||$37,425.00|| |
|9/17/2012||Steven Samuels||Insider||Buy||1,000||$15.77||$15,770.00|| |
|8/31/2012||Phillip Goldstein||Chairman||Buy||2,896||$15.22||$44,077.12|| |
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