Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (NYSE:HIX – Get Free Report) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,470,000 shares, a growth of 1,764.2% from the January 15th total of 132,500 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 265,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.3 days.
Western Asset High Income Fund II Trading Up 0.7 %
Shares of NYSE HIX opened at $4.52 on Monday. Western Asset High Income Fund II has a 12 month low of $4.16 and a 12 month high of $5.60. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $4.77 and a 200-day moving average of $4.68.
Western Asset High Income Fund II Announces Dividend
The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.049 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $0.59 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 13.01%.
Hedge Funds Weigh In On Western Asset High Income Fund II
About Western Asset High Income Fund II
Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC. The fund is co-managed by Western Asset Management Company, Western Asset Management Company Limited, and Western Asset Management Company Pte. Ltd. It invests in the fixed income markets across the globe.
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