Central Securities Corporation:CET

    Overview

    As of 5/25/2017. NAV as of 5/19/2017.

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$25.06$29.75-15.76%
    52 Wk Avg$21.82$26.79-18.93%
    52 Wk High$25.20$29.98-14.97%
    52 Wk Low$18.82$23.32-20.71%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate3.90%
    Distribution Amount$0.7800
    Distribution FrequencySemi-Annual
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks capital growth through investment in common stocks, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, convertible preferred stocks, warrants, options, real estate or short term obligations of governments, banks and corporations

    Capital Structure

    As of 5/25/2017

    Total Net Assets:$748.440M
    Total Common Assets:$748.440M
    Common Shares Outstanding:24,881,665
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2016

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.00%
    Other Expenses:0.89%
    Baseline Expense: 0.89%
    Interest Expense:0.00%
    Total: 0.89%

    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Central Securities Corp

    Portfolio Managers
    Wilmot H Kidd (01 May 1973)

    Basics
    Category: US Equity-General Equity
    Ticker: CET
    NAV Ticker: XCETX
    Average Daily Volume (shares):
    Average Daily Volume (USD): M
    Inception Date: 10/1/1929
    Inception Share Price: $10.00
    Inception NAV:
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    Distributions

    As of 5/25/2017

    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 12/30/2016
    $0.0148
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 5/25/2017
    3.27%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 5/25/2017
    25.35%
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 12/30/2016
    $0.0155
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 5/25/2017
    0.00%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 5/25/2017

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-18.52%
    1 Year-18.93%
    3 Year-18.14%
    5 Year-18.17%
    Z-Score

    As of 5/25/2017

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month0.70
    6 Month1.40
    1 Year2.10
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 5/25/2017
    Category: US General Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD14.73%10.82%  
    201620.09%19.69%13.90%13.38%
    2015-4.46%-2.59%-4.80%-4.36%
    20149.27%4.37%6.71%7.76%
    201328.05%24.84%33.34%29.39%
    20122.42%2.19%16.87%14.60%
    2011-2.45%-0.44%-4.21%-2.93%
    201027.65%21.03%21.08%19.95%
    200929.66%29.35%39.07%32.71%
    2008-38.44%-32.98%-45.35%-41.23%
    200710.41%8.26%1.89%5.34%
    200621.85%16.99%19.04%15.25%
    200513.51%12.37%5.09%6.31%
    200415.44%14.33%  
    200337.30%37.80%  
    2002-30.90%-30.23%  
    2001-3.87%-7.78%  
    200016.12%6.92%  
    199923.22%27.76%  
    1998-11.52%12.12%  
    199733.51%27.50%  
    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 5/25/2017
    Category: US General Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 3/31/2017
    44
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2016
    9.50%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 9/30/2016 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 9/30/2016 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    General Equity 90.59%
    Debt - US Treasuries 7.03%
    Net Current Assets 2.38%
    Top Holdings

    As of 3/31/2017 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Plymouth Rock Co$127.91M17.59%
    Coherent, Inc.$76.09M10.47%
    Analog Devices Inc$36.88M5.07%
    Intel Corp$31.74M4.37%
    Motorola Solutions, Inc.$25.87M3.56%
    Capital One Financial Corp$25.13M3.46%
    Medtronic, Inc.$20.14M2.77%
    Rayonier, Inc.$19.84M2.73%
    Bank of New York Mellon Corp$18.89M2.60%
    Citigroup Inc$17.95M2.47%
    JPMorgan Chase & Co$17.57M2.42%
    Country Allocation

    As of 9/30/2016 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    USA 100.00%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.

    NOTES:

    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.

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