Virtus ETF Advisers LLC purchased a new position in Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust (NYSE:EFR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 196,048 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,566,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in EFR. Shaker Financial Services LLC bought a new stake in shares of Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust in the 1st quarter worth approximately $666,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust by 22.1% in the 1st quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 111,760 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,455,000 after purchasing an additional 20,244 shares during the last quarter. Arlington Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust in the 1st quarter worth approximately $587,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust by 95.4% in the 1st quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 6,567 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,000 after purchasing an additional 3,207 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mariner Investment Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust in the 1st quarter worth approximately $880,000.

In related news, insider Craig P. Russ purchased 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 25th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $13.10 per share, with a total value of $104,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of NYSE EFR traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $12.99. The company had a trading volume of 402 shares, compared to its average volume of 123,688. Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust has a 12 month low of $12.01 and a 12 month high of $14.16. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $12.98 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $13.17.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 30th. Investors of record on Monday, September 23rd will be issued a $0.077 dividend. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.11%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 20th.

About Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust

Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Eaton Vance Management. The fund invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. It primarily invests in senior, secured floating rate loans. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index.

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