Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund (NYSE:THQ) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, February 12th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be given a dividend of 0.1125 per share on Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $1.35 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.96%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 16th.

Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund (THQ) traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $16.95. 15,882 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 192,179. Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund has a 12 month low of $16.24 and a 12 month high of $19.00.

In other news, Director Thomas M. Kent acquired 1,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 25th. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.50 per share, with a total value of $25,900.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

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About Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund

Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund is a non-diversified closed-end fund. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek current income and long-term capital appreciation through investments in the United States and non-United States companies in the healthcare industry, including equity securities, debt securities and pooled investment vehicles.

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