Lazard Asset Management LLC decreased its position in shares of Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RVT) by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,124,205 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 55,995 shares during the quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Royce Value Trust were worth $16,402,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Royce Value Trust by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,227,229 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $17,905,000 after purchasing an additional 90,850 shares during the last quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in Royce Value Trust by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC now owns 352,630 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,145,000 after purchasing an additional 3,762 shares during the last quarter. CLS Investments LLC raised its holdings in Royce Value Trust by 53.8% during the 2nd quarter. CLS Investments LLC now owns 299,492 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,370,000 after purchasing an additional 104,777 shares during the last quarter. General American Investors Co. Inc. raised its holdings in Royce Value Trust by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. General American Investors Co. Inc. now owns 199,917 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,917,000 after purchasing an additional 3,682 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP raised its holdings in Royce Value Trust by 12.8% during the 2nd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 197,369 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,880,000 after purchasing an additional 22,434 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 23.38% of the company’s stock.

Royce Value Trust, Inc. (NYSE RVT) opened at 15.19 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $14.62 and its 200 day moving average is $14.45. Royce Value Trust, Inc. has a 12-month low of $11.66 and a 12-month high of $15.21.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 8th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.41%. This is an increase from Royce Value Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27.

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Royce Value Trust Company Profile

Royce Value Trust, Inc is a diversified, closed-end investment company. The Fund invests primarily in small-cap securities. The Fund’s portfolio of investments includes industrials, financials, information technology, materials, healthcare, consumer discretionary, energy, consumer staples, real estate and telecommunication services.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Royce Value Trust (NYSE:RVT)

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