Central Securities Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSEAMERICAN:CET)

$27.06 -0.03 (-0.11 %)
(As of 02/21/2018 08:19 AM ET)
Previous Close$27.09
Today's Range$26.82 - $27.30
52-Week Range$23.28 - $29.00
Volume18,600 shs
Average Volume33,197 shs
Market Capitalization$672.62 million
P/E Ratio4.03
Dividend Yield1.03%

About Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET)

Central Securities Corporation is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company's investment objective is long-term growth of capital and its approach is based on value investing. The Company invests primarily in common stocks, but it may invest in bonds, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, convertible preferred stocks, warrants, options real estate, or short-term obligations of governments, banks and corporations. The Company, from time to time, invests in securities the resale of which is restricted. The Company invests in various sectors, including insurance, technology hardware and equipment, diversified financial, semiconductor, banks, diversified industrial, healthcare, media, real estate investment trusts, retailing and others. Its short-term investments include investments in the United States Treasury Bills.

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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 Ratio4.02678571428571
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$6.72
Net IncomeN/A
Net Margins1,132.55%
Return on Equity20.70%
Return on Assets20.68%


Outstanding Shares25,140,000

Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central Securities' stock symbol?

Central Securities trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)AMERICAN under the ticker symbol "CET."

How often does Central Securities pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Central Securities?

Central Securities announced a semiannual dividend on Monday, November 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share on Thursday, December 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 5.96%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This is an increase from Central Securities's previous semiannual dividend of $0.20. View Central Securities' Dividend History.

Who are some of Central Securities' key competitors?

Who are Central Securities' key executives?

Central Securities' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Wilmot Higgins Kidd III, Chairman of the Board, President (Age 75)
  • Lawrence P. Vogel, Vice President, Treasurer (Age 60)
  • Marlene A. Krumholz, Vice President, Secretary (Age 53)
  • John C. Hill, Vice President (Age 43)
  • Andrew J. O'Neill, Vice President (Age 44)
  • Leo Price Blackford, Lead Independent Director (Age 65)
  • Simms C. Browning, Independent Director (Age 76)
  • Donald G. Calder, Independent Director (Age 79)
  • David C. Colander, Independent Director (Age 69)
  • Jay R. Inglis, Independent Director (Age 82)

Who owns Central Securities stock?

Central Securities' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include ENDEAVOR FOUNDATION, INC. (34.80%), Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. (1.95%), Bulldog Investors LLC (1.59%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.59%), Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.14%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.14%). Company insiders that own Central Securities stock include Andrew J O'neill, Jay R Inglis, John C Hill and Leo Price Blackford. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Central Securities.

Who sold Central Securities stock? Who is selling Central Securities stock?

Central Securities' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Geode Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Central Securities.

Who bought Central Securities stock? Who is buying Central Securities stock?

Central Securities' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc., Bulldog Investors LLC, Uncommon Cents Investing LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Guggenheim Capital LLC and Landscape Capital Management L.L.C.. Company insiders that have bought Central Securities stock in the last two years include Jay R Inglis, John C Hill and Leo Price Blackford. View Insider Buying and Selling for Central Securities.

How do I buy Central Securities stock?

Shares of Central Securities 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 Central Securities' stock price today?

One share of Central Securities stock can currently be purchased for approximately $27.06.

How big of a company is Central Securities?

Central Securities has a market capitalization of $672.62 million.

How can I contact Central Securities?

Central Securities' mailing address is 630 5th Ave Ste 820, NEW YORK, NY 10111-0803, United States. The company can be reached via phone at +1-212-6982020.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Central Securities (CET)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  24 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  20 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  44
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Central Securities 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.

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Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET) Analyst Ratings History

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Earnings History for Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET)

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Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET) Dividend Information

Most Recent Dividend:12/21/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.28
Dividend Yield:1.03%
Payout Ratio:4.17% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET)

Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET) Dividend History by Quarter

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

Insider Trades

Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN CET) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Trades by Quarter for Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET)

Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN CET) Insider Trades by Quarter

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
9/28/2016Leo Price BlackfordDirectorBuy7,500$21.49$161,175.0010,990View SEC Filing  
7/8/2016Andrew J O'neillVPSell1,900$19.68$37,392.0057,839View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016Jay R InglisDirectorBuy7,300$19.67$143,591.007,766View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016John C HillVPBuy1,000$19.38$19,380.0014,250View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016John C HillVPBuy1,000$18.83$18,830.0013,250View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Leo Price BlackfordDirectorBuy3,700$18.67$69,079.0010,381View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016John C HillVPBuy1,000$18.74$18,740.0012,250View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016John C HillVPBuy1,200$18.15$21,780.0011,250View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016John C HillVPBuy2,000$17.27$34,540.0010,050View SEC Filing  
2/3/2016John C HillVPBuy2,000$17.76$35,520.008,050View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Simms C BrowningDirectorBuy5,000$19.48$97,400.009,499View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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