Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:BCV) Stock Price, News, Analysis & History

$22.10 +0.02 (+0.09 %)
(As of 03/23/2018 09:14 AM ET)
Previous Close$22.08
Today's Range$22.03 - $22.20
52-Week Range$19.66 - $24.19
Volume10,321 shs
Average Volume24,787 shs
Market Capitalization$118.64 million
P/E Ratio6.28
Dividend Yield6.40%

About Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:BCV)

Bancroft Fund Ltd. (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund's primary investment objective is to provide income and the potential for capital appreciation, which objectives the Fund considers to be relatively equal over the long term due to the nature of the securities in which it invests. The Fund invests primarily in convertible and equity securities. The Fund's investment portfolio includes convertible corporate bonds, convertible preferred stocks, mandatory convertible securities and common stocks. It invests in various industries, such as healthcare, computer software and services, financial services, energy and utilities, semiconductors, real estate investment trusts, communications equipment, telecommunications, business services, consumer services, cable and satellite, food and beverage, agriculture, automotive, metals and mining, entertainment and consumer products. Gabelli Funds, LLC serves as the investment advisor of the Fund.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Closed End Funds


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current RatioN/A
Quick RatioN/A


Trailing P/E Ratio6.27840909090909
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A
Price / SalesN/A
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book ValueN/A
Price / BookN/A


Trailing EPS$3.52
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins398.66%
Return on Equity11.29%
Return on Assets10.07%


Outstanding Shares5,250,000

Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:BCV) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bancroft Fund's stock symbol?

Bancroft Fund trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)AMERICAN under the ticker symbol "BCV."

How often does Bancroft Fund pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Bancroft Fund?

Bancroft Fund announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Thursday, March 22nd. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. View Bancroft Fund's Dividend History.

Are investors shorting Bancroft Fund?

Bancroft Fund saw a drop in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,201 shares, a drop of 83.7% from the January 31st total of 19,587 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 61,762 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.1 days. Approximately 0.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of Bancroft Fund's key competitors?

Who are Bancroft Fund's key executives?

Bancroft Fund's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Mario Joseph Gabelli, Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Chief Executive Officer (Age 75)
  • Jane D. O'Keeffe, President, Trustee (Age 60)
  • Richard J. Walz, Chief Compliance Officer (Age 57)
  • Andrea R. Mango, Vice President, Secretary (Age 44)
  • Agnes Mullady, Treasurer (Age 58)
  • Laurissa M. Martire, Ombudsman (Age 40)
  • Wayne C. Pinsent, Ombudsman (Age 30)
  • Kinchen C. Bizzell, Independent Trustee (Age 61)
  • Elizabeth C. Bogan Ph.D., Independent Trustee (Age 71)
  • James P. Conn, Lead Independent Trustee (Age 79)

Has Bancroft Fund been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about BCV stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bancroft Fund earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 42.74 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are Bancroft Fund's major shareholders?

Bancroft Fund's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Guggenheim Capital LLC (2.50%), Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. (0.27%) and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (0.19%). Company insiders that own Bancroft Fund stock include James P Conn, Kinchen C Bizzell, Kuni Nakamura and Mario J Gabelli. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Bancroft Fund.

Which major investors are buying Bancroft Fund stock?

BCV stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Guggenheim Capital LLC, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and Landscape Capital Management L.L.C.. Company insiders that have bought Bancroft Fund stock in the last two years include James P Conn, Kinchen C Bizzell and Kuni Nakamura. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bancroft Fund.

How do I buy shares of Bancroft Fund?

Shares of BCV 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 Bancroft Fund's stock price today?

One share of BCV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.10.

How big of a company is Bancroft Fund?

Bancroft Fund has a market capitalization of $118.64 million.

How can I contact Bancroft Fund?

Bancroft Fund's mailing address is 65 Madison Ave Ste 550, MORRISTOWN, NJ 07960-7389, United States. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at +1-973-6311177.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Bancroft Fund (BCV)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  39 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  34 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  73
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Analyst Ratings

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Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:BCV) Dividend Information

Most Recent Dividend:3/22/2018
Annual Dividend:$1.41
Dividend Yield:6.38%
Payout Ratio:40.06% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:BCV)

Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:BCV) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN BCV) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trades by Quarter for Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:BCV)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:BCV)

Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN BCV) Insider Trades by Quarter

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
2/5/2018Kinchen C BizzellDirectorBuy238$20.98$4,993.24View SEC Filing  
1/5/2018Mario J GabelliInsiderSell1,000$22.10$22,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/14/2017Mario J GabelliInsiderSell100$21.61$2,161.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2017Mario J GabelliDirectorSell2,800$21.50$60,200.00View SEC Filing  
10/5/2017Kuni NakamuraDirectorBuy1,710$22.00$37,620.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Kinchen C BizzellDirectorBuy277$17.98$4,980.462,818View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016James P ConnDirectorBuy1,000$18.38$18,380.001,000View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Michael J MelarkeyDirectorBuy1,100$17.92$19,712.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015Anthonie C VanekrisDirectorBuy2,500$19.40$48,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Bancroft Fund (NYSEAMERICAN BCV) News Headlines

Bancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) Short Interest UpdateBancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) Short Interest Update - February 28 at 1:08 AM
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.25Bancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.25 - February 26 at 6:42 PM
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) Insider Mario J. Gabelli Sells 1,000 SharesBancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) Insider Mario J. Gabelli Sells 1,000 Shares - January 9 at 3:32 PM
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) Director Mario J. Gabelli Sells 2,800 SharesBancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) Director Mario J. Gabelli Sells 2,800 Shares - December 6 at 6:20 PM
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) Increases Dividend to $0.41 Per ShareBancroft Fund Ltd. (BCV) Increases Dividend to $0.41 Per Share - November 17 at 5:38 PM
Bancroft Fund Ltd Declares Distribution of $0.41 Per ShareBancroft Fund Ltd Declares Distribution of $0.41 Per Share - November 16 at 4:46 PM

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