Today’s Market Runner: Virtus Total Return Fund’s (NYSE:DCA) Sentiment is 0.78

November 16, 2016 - By Peter Erickson   ·   0 Comments

Today's Market Runner: Virtus Total Return Fund's (NYSE:DCA) Sentiment is 0.78

Sentiment for Virtus Total Return Fund (NYSE:DCA)

Virtus Total Return Fund (NYSE:DCA) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.03, from 0.81 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 14 investment professionals increased or started new positions, while 18 cut down and sold their holdings in Virtus Total Return Fund. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 11.93 million shares, up from 11.06 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Virtus Total Return Fund in their top 10 positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 8 Reduced: 10 Increased: 5 New Position: 9.

Virtus Total Return Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The company has a market cap of $116.46 million. The Fund’s investment objective is total return, consisting of both capital appreciation and current income. It currently has negative earnings. The Fund is invested in a balance of approximately 60% equity and 40% fixed income.

About 9,200 shares traded hands. Virtus Total Return Fund (NYSE:DCA) has risen 2.16% since April 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.53% the S&P500.

Bulldog Investors Llc holds 5.24% of its portfolio in Virtus Total Return Fund for 4.39 million shares. Shaker Financial Services Llc owns 371,904 shares or 1.2% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mariner Investment Group Llc has 0.41% invested in the company for 258,395 shares. The Illinois-based Rivernorth Capital Management Llc has invested 0.33% in the stock. Advisors Asset Management Inc., a Colorado-based fund reported 2.86 million shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 5 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $509,505 net activity.

DCA Company Profile

Dividend Capital Realty Income Allocation Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is high current income. The Company’s secondary investment objective is capital appreciation. The Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets, including the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in the securities of real estate companies, consisting of allocations to common stock, preferred stock and debt securities, including commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and commercial mortgages. Dividend Capital Investments LLC serves as the Fund’s investment advisor and administrator.

More notable recent Virtus Total Return Fund (NYSE:DCA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Virtus Total Return Fund Announces Tender Offer, Defers Proposed Merger” on September 27, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Virtus Total Return Fund Stockholders Approve Bulldog Investors’ Proposal to …” published on June 06, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Zweig Total Return Fund Changes Name To Virtus Global Dividend & Income Fund” on September 23, 2016. More interesting news about Virtus Total Return Fund (NYSE:DCA) were released by: Realmoney.Thestreet.com and their article: “Activists Own These 2 Closed-End Funds; You Should, Too” published on March 09, 2016 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Why Are Yield-Starved Investors Ignoring Closed-End Funds?” with publication date: September 09, 2016.

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