Ellsworth Growth and Income:ECF

    Overview

    As of 2/20/2018

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$9.22$10.31-10.57%
    52 Wk Avg$9.11$10.17-10.39%
    52 Wk High$9.80$10.82-6.85%
    52 Wk Low$8.43$9.83-14.43%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate4.77%
    Distribution Amount$0.1100
    Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks current income and capital appreciation through investment in convertible securities

    Capital Structure

    As of 2/20/2018

    Total Net Assets:$132.758M
    Total Common Assets:$132.756M
    Common Shares Outstanding:12,876,498
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 9/30/2017

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.74%
    Other Expenses:0.30%
    Baseline Expense: 1.04%
    Interest Expense:0.00%
    Total: 1.04%

    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Davis-Dinsmore MGMT Co.

    Portfolio Managers
    James A. Dinsmore (01 Jan 2011) / Thomas H. Dinsmore (30 Jun 1986) / Jane D O'Keeffe (01 Jan 2011)

    Basics
    Category: Taxable Income-Convertible
    Ticker: ECF
    NAV Ticker: XECFX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 28,000
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.256M
    Inception Date: 6/20/1986
    Inception Share Price: $10.00
    Inception NAV: $9.30
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: September 30
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    Distributions

    As of 2/20/2018

    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 9/30/2017
    $0.0131
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 2/20/2018
    4.27%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 2/20/2018
    8.56%
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 9/30/2017
    -$0.3960
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 2/20/2018
    0.00%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 2/20/2018

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-9.70%
    1 Year-10.39%
    3 Year-13.40%
    5 Year-14.54%
    Z-Score

    As of 2/21/2018

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month-0.60
    6 Month-0.90
    1 Year-0.10
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 2/20/2018
    Category: Convertibles Non-Leveraged

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD-0.81%0.99%-0.84%1.53%
    201719.49%12.67%16.46%12.89%
    201612.96%9.33%15.73%9.28%
    2015-2.24%-2.30%-1.29%-1.59%
    201413.15%9.00%11.90%8.49%
    201318.31%19.79%17.71%19.45%
    201212.20%12.12%11.79%11.60%
    2011-7.06%-4.49%-7.73%-5.48%
    201016.86%15.18%17.18%15.23%
    200941.77%42.62%41.83%43.62%
    2008-36.78%-37.49%-36.83%-38.19%
    200710.00%9.03%9.07%7.92%
    200616.59%12.46%16.92%9.94%
    20051.12%3.87%  
    20044.26%5.30%  
    200312.67%18.91%  
    2002-10.10%-6.99%  
    200114.32%-2.43%  
    200014.47%1.71%  
    19994.22%15.21%  
    19989.67%15.63%  
    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 2/20/2018
    Category: Convertibles Non-Leveraged

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 9/30/2017
    114
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 9/30/2017
    38.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 6/30/2016 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 3/31/2017 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Health Care 18.00%
    ComputerSoftware&Services12.80%
    Energy & Utilities 9.70%
    Semiconductors 8.50%
    REITS 7.80%
    Top Holdings

    As of 9/30/2017 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    US Treasury Bill 14 Dec 2017$17.07M13.02%
    Mandatory Exchangeable Trust 03 Jun 2019$4.91M3.74%
    Dish Net Cv 3.375% 3.38 15 Aug 2026$3.37M2.57%
    Equinix, Inc.$3.12M2.38%
    Inphi Cv 1.125% 1.13 01 Dec 2020$2.77M2.11%
    Csg Sys Intl Cv 4.25% 4.25 15 Mar 2036$2.68M2.05%
    Cypress Semicon Cv 4.5% 4.50 15 Jan 2022$2.62M2.00%
    Lumentum Hldgs 144A Cv 0.25% 0.25 15 Mar 2024$2.46M1.87%
    Interdigital Cv 1.5% 1.50 01 Mar 2020$2.35M1.79%
    SBA Communications Corp$2.16M1.65%
    Mercadolibre Cv 2.25% 2.25 01 Jul 2019$2.09M1.60%
    Country Allocation

    As of 6/30/2016 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.

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