News headlines about Zweig Fund (NYSE:ZF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zweig Fund earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the closed-end fund an impact score of 45.4666272942608 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Zweig Fund (NYSE:ZF) opened at $12.73 on Thursday. Zweig Fund has a 12 month low of $10.60 and a 12 month high of $13.16.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.361 dividend. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 4th.

In other Zweig Fund news, insider Virtus Partners Inc sold 754,987 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.16, for a total value of $9,180,641.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Zweig Fund

Virtus Total Return Fund Inc (the Fund), formerly The Zweig Fund, Inc, is a closed-end, diversified management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is capital appreciation, with income as a secondary objective. The Fund has a target allocation of investing approximately 60% of its total assets in equity securities and 40% fixed income.

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