Press coverage about Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (NYSE:USA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liberty All-Star Equity Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the closed-end fund an impact score of 44.8160826476932 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (NYSE:USA) traded down 0.54% on Friday, hitting $5.55. The company had a trading volume of 497,357 shares. Liberty All-Star Equity Fund has a 52 week low of $4.76 and a 52 week high of $5.89. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $5.73 and its 200 day moving average is $5.57.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 28th will be given a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 26th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.37%.
About Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment fund. The Fund seeks total investment return comprising long-term capital appreciation and current income through investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities. It allocates its portfolio assets on an approximately equal basis among several independent investment management organizations having various investment styles recommended and monitored by its investment advisor.
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