About Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ)
The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to seek long-term growth of capital through investment in equity and equity-linked securities of Swiss companies. The Fund may also acquire and hold equity and equity-linked securities of non-Swiss companies in limited instances. The Fund primarily invests in securities of Swiss issuers. The Fund also invests in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, industrial goods and services, banks, personal and household goods, construction and materials, biotechnology, medical equipment, chemicals, technology, financial services, insurance, telecommunications and retail. The Fund operates from approximately 40 offices in 30 countries across Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. acts as an investment advisor for the Fund.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Investment offices, not elsewhere classified
Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$7.22 million
Price / Sales42.91
Price / CashN/A
Price / BookN/A
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Return on EquityN/A
Return on AssetsN/A
Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Swiss Helvetia Fund's stock symbol?
Swiss Helvetia Fund trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SWZ."
How often does Swiss Helvetia Fund pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Swiss Helvetia Fund?
Swiss Helvetia Fund announced a semiannual dividend on Tuesday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Friday, December 22nd. This represents a yield of 1.9%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This is an increase from Swiss Helvetia Fund's previous semiannual dividend of $0.01. View Swiss Helvetia Fund's Dividend History.
Who are some of Swiss Helvetia Fund's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Swiss Helvetia Fund include Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (USA), Apollo Investment (AINV), Boulder Growth & Income Fund (BIF), Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC), Alliance World Dollar Government Fund II (AWF), Pimco High Income Fund (PHK), General American Investors (GAM), Solar Capital (SLRC), Templeton Global Income Fund (GIM), Tekla Healthcare (HQH), Blackrock Muniyield Insured Fund (MYI), Invesco Van Kampen Municpl Opprtnty Trst (VMO), Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD), Templeton Dragon Fund (TDF) and John Hancock Bank And Thrift O (BTO).
Who are Swiss Helvetia Fund's key executives?
Swiss Helvetia Fund's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mark A. Hemenetz, President, Principal Executive Officer (Age 60)
- David Marshall, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director (Age 45)
- Shanak Patnaik, Chief Compliance Officer (Age 49)
- Carin Muhlbaum, Vice President (Age 54)
- William P. Sauer, Vice President (Age 53)
- Reid B. Adams, Chief Legal Officer Secretary, Director (Age 39)
- Brian A. Berris, Independent Director (Age 73)
- Jay S. Calhoun, Independent Director (Age 61)
- Claus Helbig, Independent Director (Age 75)
- Jean E. Hoysradt, Independent Director (Age 66)
Has Swiss Helvetia Fund been receiving favorable news coverage?
Press coverage about SWZ stock has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Swiss Helvetia Fund earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the closed-end fund an impact score of 45.35 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.
Who are Swiss Helvetia Fund's major shareholders?
Swiss Helvetia Fund's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include
BULLDOG INVESTORS, LLC
BULLDOG INVESTORS, LLC
(8.42%). Company insiders that own Swiss Helvetia Fund stock include Andrew Dakos, Fred J Ricciardi and Joseph S Calhoun III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Swiss Helvetia Fund.
How do I buy shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund?
Shares of SWZ can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Swiss Helvetia Fund's stock price today?
One share of SWZ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.24.
How big of a company is Swiss Helvetia Fund?
Swiss Helvetia Fund has a market capitalization of $310.84 million and generates $7.22 million in revenue each year.
MarketBeat Community Rating for Swiss Helvetia Fund (SWZ)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Swiss Helvetia Fund and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SWZ will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SWZ will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/24/2016 forward)
|Date||Brokerage||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ) Dividend Information
Swiss Helvetia Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share, with a dividend yield of 1.06%. SWZ's most recent semiannual dividend payment was Friday, December 22.
|Most Recent Dividend:||12/22/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||-52.30% (3 Year Average)|
Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE SWZ) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 49.39%
Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE SWZ) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|2/20/2018||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||6,200||$12.75||$79,050.00||792|| |
|2/16/2018||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||500||$12.84||$6,420.00||792|| |
|2/13/2018||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||11,200||$12.35||$138,320.00||292|| |
|2/5/2018||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||6,442||$12.88||$82,972.96||292|| |
|2/1/2018||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||1,353||$13.40||$18,130.20|| |
|1/30/2018||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||5,042||$13.45||$67,814.90||292|| |
|1/19/2018||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||16,103||$13.15||$211,754.45||292|| |
|1/9/2018||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||9,982||$12.93||$129,067.26||292|| |
|1/4/2018||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||9,483||$12.84||$121,761.72|| |
|12/28/2017||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||33,636||$12.64||$425,159.04|| |
|12/27/2017||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||19,600||$12.63||$247,548.00|| |
|12/20/2017||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||6,463||$12.48||$80,658.24|| |
|11/30/2017||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||5,156||$12.68||$65,378.08|| |
|11/21/2017||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||13,060||$12.60||$164,556.00|| |
|11/15/2017||Andrew Dakos||Director||Buy||1,394||$12.34||$17,201.96|| |
|6/7/2017||Fred J Ricciardi||Director||Buy||4,000||$12.60||$50,400.00||4,000|| |
|12/30/2016||Joseph S Calhoun III||Director||Buy||550||$10.11||$5,560.50||300|| |
|11/18/2015||Brian A Berris||Director||Buy||5,000||$10.88||$54,400.00||10,000|| |
|9/4/2014||Alan M Mandel||Insider||Buy||1,000||$14.21||$14,210.00|| |
|9/12/2012||Brian A Berris||Director||Buy||5,000||$10.81||$54,050.00|| |
Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE SWZ) News Headlines
|Lazard Asset Management LLC Cuts Position in Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 5 at 11:10 AM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Position Lifted by Wells Fargo & Company MN|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 25 at 2:08 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Director Andrew Dakos Acquires 6,200 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 21 at 3:22 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Director Andrew Dakos Buys 11,200 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 14 at 6:32 PM
|Insider Buying: Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Director Buys 6,442 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 7 at 11:30 PM
|Insider Buying: Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Director Buys 1,353 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 5 at 7:16 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Director Andrew Dakos Purchases 5,042 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 1 at 6:28 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Director Buys $211,754.45 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 23 at 12:28 PM
|Andrew Dakos Buys 9,982 Shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 10 at 8:00 PM
|Form 4 SWISS HELVETIA FUND, For: Jan 03 Filed by: Dakos Andrew|
www.streetinsider.com - January 6 at 3:55 PM
|Andrew Dakos Buys 9,483 Shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 5 at 3:14 PM
|Insider Buying: Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Director Purchases 19,600 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 1 at 4:56 AM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Director Andrew Dakos Purchases 33,636 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 29 at 3:28 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (SWZ) Director Andrew Dakos Acquires 6,463 Shares|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 21 at 5:52 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) (SWZ) Declares Dividend Increase - $0.12 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 5 at 5:56 PM
|The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. Declares Income Distribution And Announces 2018 Stock Repurchase Program|
finance.yahoo.com - December 5 at 12:47 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) (SWZ) Director Buys $65,378.08 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 1 at 10:50 PM
|Andrew Dakos Buys 13,060 Shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) (SWZ) Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 24 at 1:28 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) (SWZ) Director Purchases $17,201.96 in Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 17 at 9:50 PM
|The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. Announces Preliminary Results Of 2017 Annual Stockholder Meeting|
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 2:31 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) (SWZ) Plans Semiannual Dividend of $0.01|
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 7 at 8:28 PM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund declares $0.01 dividend|
seekingalpha.com - June 29 at 7:11 AM
|BRIEF-Swiss Helvetia Fund reports ISS voting recommendations for 2017 annual stockholder meeting|
www.reuters.com - June 19 at 9:21 AM
|Swiss Helvetia Fund Urges Shareholders to Vote Against Bulldog Investors' Slate|
www.nasdaq.com - June 19 at 9:21 AM
|BRIEF-Swiss Helvetia Fund announces expiration, preliminary results of one-time cash tender offer|
www.reuters.com - April 25 at 7:04 PM
|SWISS HELVETIA FUND, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant|
biz.yahoo.com - December 23 at 8:14 PM
|BRIEF-Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc - board voted to amend Fund's charter|
www.reuters.com - November 7 at 8:40 PM
|Pros, Cons of Swiss Stocks|
www.wsj.com - November 7 at 11:52 AM
|Options For Alpha In Activist-Driven Yield Plays|
seekingalpha.com - November 1 at 7:55 PM
|A Swiss Fund At A Sweet Discount|
seekingalpha.com - August 25 at 10:55 AM
|SWISS HELVETIA FUND, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure|
biz.yahoo.com - October 27 at 6:02 AM
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Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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