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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Closed End Funds
Trailing P/E Ratio4.02678571428571
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Price / SalesN/A
Price / CashN/A
Price / BookN/A
Return on Equity20.70%
Return on Assets20.68%
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?
Some companies that are related to Central Securities include Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (USA), Apollo Investment (AINV), John Laing Infrastructure Fund Ld (JLIF), Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust (BBN), TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX), Golub Capital BDC (GBDC), Hercules Capital (HTGC), Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport (ETV), New Mountain Finance (NMFC), Solar Capital (SLRC), TCP Capital (TCPC), BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust (BOE), Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (EFT), Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst (VCV), Triangle Capital (TCAP), PennantPark Investment (PNNT), Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital (PFLT) and Foresight Solar Fund (FSFL).
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?
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.
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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|
|Payout Ratio:||4.17% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN:CET) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN CET) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Central Securities (NYSEAMERICAN CET) Insider Trades by Quarter
(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|
|9/28/2016||Leo Price Blackford||Director||Buy||7,500||$21.49||$161,175.00||10,990|| |
|7/8/2016||Andrew J O'neill||VP||Sell||1,900||$19.68||$37,392.00||57,839|| |
|4/29/2016||Jay R Inglis||Director||Buy||7,300||$19.67||$143,591.00||7,766|| |
|4/15/2016||John C Hill||VP||Buy||1,000||$19.38||$19,380.00||14,250|| |
|3/15/2016||John C Hill||VP||Buy||1,000||$18.83||$18,830.00||13,250|| |
|3/9/2016||Leo Price Blackford||Director||Buy||3,700||$18.67||$69,079.00||10,381|| |
|3/7/2016||John C Hill||VP||Buy||1,000||$18.74||$18,740.00||12,250|| |
|2/29/2016||John C Hill||VP||Buy||1,200||$18.15||$21,780.00||11,250|| |
|2/8/2016||John C Hill||VP||Buy||2,000||$17.27||$34,540.00||10,050|| |
|2/3/2016||John C Hill||VP||Buy||2,000||$17.76||$35,520.00||8,050|| |
|12/4/2015||Simms C Browning||Director||Buy||5,000||$19.48||$97,400.00||9,499|| |
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