HighTower Advisors LLC reduced its stake in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd (NYSEMKT:ECF) by 1.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 54,009 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 647 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund were worth $500,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in ECF. Parallel Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 13,520 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 101 shares in the last quarter. Aviance Capital Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund by 19.9% in the 2nd quarter. Aviance Capital Partners LLC now owns 93,414 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $856,000 after buying an additional 15,481 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund by 19.3% in the 2nd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 384,235 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $3,504,000 after buying an additional 62,230 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund by 33.1% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 123,964 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $1,136,000 after buying an additional 30,841 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in shares of Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund by 9.3% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 305,872 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $2,802,000 after buying an additional 25,984 shares in the last quarter.

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Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd (NYSEMKT:ECF) opened at 9.25 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $9.20 and a 200-day moving average of $9.07. Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd has a 52 week low of $7.79 and a 52 week high of $9.48.

About Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund

Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. operates as a closed-end, diversified management investment company. The Fund’s 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.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund (NYSEMKT:ECF)

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