DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:KSM) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:KSM) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 9,700 shares, an increase of 340.9% from the September 15th total of 2,200 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 31,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.3 days.

Shares of NYSE KSM traded up $0.11 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $12.41. The company had a trading volume of 100 shares, compared to its average volume of 22,547. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $12.58 and its 200 day simple moving average is $12.37. DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust has a 1 year low of $10.45 and a 1 year high of $12.99.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 18th will be issued a $0.045 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 15th. This represents a $0.54 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.35%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Integrated Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust by 10.7% in the second quarter. Integrated Capital Management Inc. now owns 12,774 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $160,000 after buying an additional 1,230 shares during the last quarter. Rivernorth Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust in the first quarter worth $597,000. 1607 Capital Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust by 56.5% in the first quarter. 1607 Capital Partners LLC now owns 536,472 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $6,346,000 after buying an additional 193,617 shares during the last quarter. Hennion & Walsh Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust in the first quarter worth $4,732,000. Finally, Wakefield Asset Management LLLP raised its holdings in shares of DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust by 8.3% in the second quarter. Wakefield Asset Management LLLP now owns 48,005 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $604,000 after buying an additional 3,660 shares during the last quarter. 17.82% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About DWS Strategic Municipal Income Trust

Deutsche Strategic Municipal Income Trust is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc The fund invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. It primarily invests investment grade or unrated municipal securities of comparable quality, as well as in high-yield municipal securities that are below investment grade.

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