About Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:ZF)
Virtus Total Return Fund Inc. (the Fund), formerly The Zweig Fund, Inc., is a closed-end, diversified management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is capital appreciation, with income as a secondary objective. The Fund has a target allocation of investing approximately 60% of its total assets in equity securities and 40% fixed income. The equity portion of the Fund invests globally in the communications, utility, energy, and transportation industries. The Fund also pursues an options income strategy whereby it purchases and sells out-of-the money puts and calls, creating an options spread. The Fund's investment advisor is Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. and Newfleet Asset Management, LLC act as the sub-advisors for the Fund.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Industry: Closed End Funds
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Sector: Finance
- Symbol: NYSE:ZF
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: N/A
- Annual Dividend: $1.44
- Dividend Yield: 11.6%
- Outstanding Shares: 22,660,000
Frequently Asked Questions for Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:ZF)
What is Zweig Fund, Inc. (The)'s stock symbol?
Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ZF."
How often does Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Zweig Fund, Inc. (The)?
Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.361 per share on Tuesday, January 9th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 4th. View Zweig Fund, Inc. (The)'s Dividend History.
Who are some of Zweig Fund, Inc. (The)'s key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) include PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT), BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (BKCC), Foresight Solar Fund Ltd (FSFL), Triangle Capital Corporation (TCAP), PennantPark Floating Rate Capital (PFLT), Clearbridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund (CTR), MFS Charter Income Trust (MCR), Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS), Carador Income Fund PLC (CIFU), Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund (GMZ), Eagle Point Credit Company (ECC), Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN), Medley Capital Corporation (MCC), TICC Capital Corp. (TICC), THL Credit (TCRD), Solar Senior Capital (SUNS), WhiteHorse Finance (WHF) and Gladstone Capital Corporation (GLAD).
Who are Zweig Fund, Inc. (The)'s key executives?
Zweig Fund, Inc. (The)'s management team includes the folowing people:
- Philip R. McLoughlin, Independent Chairman of the Board (Age 71)
- George R. Aylward CPA, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director (Age 53)
- W. Patrick Bradley III, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer (Age 45)
- Nancy J. Engberg, Chief Compliance Officer (Age 61)
- William J. Renahan Esq., Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary (Age 48)
- James M. Oates, Independent Director (Age 71)
- James Beeland Rogers Jr., Independent Director (Age 75)
- R. Keith Walton, Independent Director (Age 52)
- Brian T. Zino, Independent Director (Age 65)
How do I buy Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) stock?
Shares of Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) 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 Zweig Fund, Inc. (The)'s stock price today?
One share of Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.50.
How big of a company is Zweig Fund, Inc. (The)?
Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) has a market capitalization of $281.67 million.
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Analysts' Consensus Rating for Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:ZF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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Consensus Price Target History for Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:ZF)
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Earnings History for Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:ZF)
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Current Dividend Information for Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:ZF)
|Dividend Growth:||2.10% (3 Year Average)|
Dividend History by Quarter for Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE ZF)
(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 Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE ZF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 14.00%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Zweig Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE ZF)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|4/28/2017||Virtus Partners Inc||Insider||Buy||733,554||$12.34||$9,052,056.36|| |
|10/9/2015||David Dickerson||SVP||Buy||1,500||$13.15||$19,725.00|| |
|4/8/2015||Brian T Zino||Director||Buy||1,300||$15.44||$20,072.00|| |
|10/17/2014||Carlton Neel||SVP||Buy||11,000||$14.17||$155,870.00|| |
|5/2/2014||Wendy W Luscombe||Director||Sell||1,000||$15.06||$15,060.00|| |
|4/21/2014||Wendy W Luscombe||Director||Sell||2,000||$15.03||$30,060.00|| |
|4/14/2014||Wendy W Luscombe||Director||Sell||1,000||$14.69||$14,690.00|| |
|12/30/2013||David Dickerson||SVP||Buy||2,600||$14.86||$38,636.00|| |
|12/20/2013||David Dickerson||SVP||Buy||1,322||$14.57||$19,261.54|| |
|12/19/2013||David Dickerson||SVP||Buy||3,778||$14.47||$54,667.66|| |
|7/5/2013||Wendy W Luscombe||Director||Buy||2,200||$12.90||$28,380.00|| |
|6/24/2013||James B Rogers Jr||Director||Buy||1,000||$12.45||$12,450.00|| |
|6/13/2013||James B Rogers Jr||Director||Buy||1,000||$13.25||$13,250.00|| |
|5/6/2013||Carlton Neel||SVP||Buy||7,000||$13.04||$91,280.00|| |
|5/2/2013||David Dickerson||SVP||Buy||4,000||$12.82||$51,280.00|| |
|4/29/2013||Carlton Neel||SVP||Buy||2,047||$12.72||$26,037.84|| |
|4/12/2013||Carlton Neel||SVP||Buy||5,000||$12.85||$64,250.00|| |
|4/3/2013||Carlton Neel||SVP||Buy||25,000||$12.90||$322,500.00|| |
|12/17/2012||Carlton Neel||SVP||Buy||6,050||$12.00||$72,600.00|| |
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