Blair William & Co. IL held its stake in Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (NYSE:HIX) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 17,500 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Blair William & Co. IL’s holdings in Western Asset High Income Fund II were worth $126,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of HIX. IFP Advisors Inc increased its position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II by 34.0% during the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 31,549 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock worth $227,000 after purchasing an additional 8,001 shares in the last quarter. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL acquired a new position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II during the second quarter worth $139,000. Shaker Financial Services LLC increased its position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II by 32.8% during the second quarter. Shaker Financial Services LLC now owns 492,095 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock worth $3,538,000 after purchasing an additional 121,412 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II during the second quarter worth $654,000.

Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (NYSE:HIX) opened at 7.13 on Monday. Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. has a 12 month low of $6.53 and a 12 month high of $7.46. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $7.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $7.26.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 20th will be issued a $0.049 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 19th. This represents a $0.59 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.25%.

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About Western Asset High Income Fund II

Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to maximize current income by investing approximately 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in high-yield debt securities. As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks capital appreciation to the extent consistent with its objective of seeking to maximize current income.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Western Asset High Income Fund II (NYSE:HIX)

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