Media coverage about First Trust Spclty Fin & Fncl Opptnts Fd (NYSE:FGB) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Trust Spclty Fin & Fncl Opptnts Fd earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the closed-end fund an impact score of 47.183997857681 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of First Trust Spclty Fin & Fncl Opptnts Fd (NYSE:FGB) traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $6.21. 63,200 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 50,291. First Trust Spclty Fin & Fncl Opptnts Fd has a 52 week low of $6.19 and a 52 week high of $8.43.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th were paid a dividend of $0.175 per share. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.27%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd.
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About First Trust Spclty Fin & Fncl Opptnts Fd
First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek a high level of current income. The Fund seeks attractive total return as a secondary objective. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its Managed Assets in a portfolio of securities of specialty finance and other financial companies.
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