Gabelli Equity Trust:GAB

    Overview

    As of 7/29/2015

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$6.18$6.55-5.65%
    52 Wk Avg$6.62$6.81-2.78%
    52 Wk High$7.52$7.294.69%
    52 Wk Low$5.91$6.30-6.62%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate9.71%
    Distribution Amount$0.1500
    Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks long term capital growth with current income through investment in equity securities

    Capital Structure

    As of 7/29/2015

    Total Net Assets:$1,769.923M
    Total Common Assets:$1,436.054M
    Common Shares Outstanding:219,244,891
    Leverage

    As of 12/31/2014

    Preferred Share Assets: $334.000M
    Type of Preferred: Cumulative Preferred Shares
    Total Debt (USD):
    Structural Leverage (USD): $334.000M
    Structural Leverage (%): 18.34%
    Effective Leverage (USD): $334.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 18.34%
    Preferred Share Rates
    Date Symbol Series Rate Shares
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2014

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.27%
    Other Expenses:0.12%
    Baseline Expense: 1.40%
    Interest Expense:0.00%
    Total: 1.40%

    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Gabelli Funds Inc

    Portfolio Managers
    Mario J Gabelli (21 Aug 1986) / Zahid Siddique (23 Aug 2010)Mario J Gabelli (21 Aug 1986) / Zahid Siddique (23 Aug 2010)

    Basics
    Category:US Equity-General Equity
    Ticker:GAB
    NAV Ticker:XGABX
    Average Daily Volume (shares):480,000
    Average Daily Volume (USD):$3.167M
    Inception Date:8/21/1986
    Inception Share Price:$10.00
    Inception NAV:$9.35
    Tender Offer:No
    Term:No
    Fiscal Year End:December 31
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    Distributions

    As of 7/29/2015

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 12/31/2014
    $0.0044
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 7/29/2015
    9.17%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 7/29/2015
    -9.76%
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 12/31/2014
    -$0.0034
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 7/29/2015
    18.34%

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 7/29/2015

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-4.31%
    1 Year-2.78%
    3 Year1.33%
    5 Year0.18%
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 7/29/2015
    Category: US General Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD0.04%1.02%-0.23%0.97%
    2014-17.58%-7.49%6.71%7.76%
    201352.53%41.90%33.34%29.39%
    201223.81%19.10%16.87%14.60%
    2011-2.40%-1.36%-4.21%-2.93%
    201024.31%27.93%21.08%19.95%
    200963.08%45.06%39.07%32.71%
    2008-54.72%-49.01%-45.35%-41.23%
    20078.30%7.46%1.89%5.34%
    200629.54%28.52%19.04%15.25%
    20051.20%5.15%5.09%6.31%
    200424.30%20.14%15.29%13.39%
    200328.88%41.41%31.70%30.83%
    2002-29.61%-20.54%  
    200110.29%-2.53%  
    20002.10%-4.64%  
    199920.64%22.60%  
    19989.20%9.88%  
    199737.76%27.15%  
    199611.18%10.76%  
    199512.32%20.50%  
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 7/29/2015
    Category: US General Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 3/31/2015
    421
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2014
    10.90%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 3/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 3/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Food & Beverage 10.40%
    Financial Services 8.40%
    Cable & Satellite 7.80%
    Entertainment 7.70%
    Equipment & Supplies 5.60%
    Top Holdings

    As of 3/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Rollins, Inc.$44.74M2.48%
    Honeywell International, Inc.$36.82M2.04%
    American Express Co$32.89M1.82%
    Directv$31.42M1.74%
    US Treasury Bill 0.64 06 Aug 2015$29.99M1.66%
    MasterCard Incorporated A$27.82M1.54%
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc A$26.97M1.49%
    Deere & Co$26.22M1.45%
    Madison Square Garden Co$25.82M1.43%
    Swedish Match AB$24.26M1.34%
    Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd$23.80M1.32%
    Country Allocation

    As of 3/31/2015 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    North America Region 100.00%

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