Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund (NYSE:WIW) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund (NYSE:WIWGet Free Report) was the target of a large drop in short interest in May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 63,700 shares, a drop of 20.1% from the May 15th total of 79,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 152,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.4 days.

Institutional Trading of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. CTC Alternative Strategies Ltd. acquired a new stake in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $140,000. Wakefield Asset Management LLLP raised its stake in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 3.8% during the fourth quarter. Wakefield Asset Management LLLP now owns 286,129 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $2,481,000 after acquiring an additional 10,379 shares during the last quarter. Clear Creek Financial Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund during the fourth quarter valued at $95,000. Crown Wealth Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund during the fourth quarter valued at $148,000. Finally, Realta Investment Advisors raised its stake in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 8.2% during the fourth quarter. Realta Investment Advisors now owns 27,341 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $237,000 after acquiring an additional 2,069 shares during the last quarter.

Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund Stock Performance

Shares of NYSE WIW traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $8.62. 178,778 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 185,862. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $8.53 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $8.57. Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund has a 1-year low of $8.01 and a 1-year high of $9.06.

Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund Announces Dividend

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 30th. Investors of record on Friday, August 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.0605 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.73 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.42%.

Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund Company Profile

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Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC. It is managed by Western Asset Management Company, Western Asset Management Company Limited, Western Asset Management Company Ltd., and Western Asset Management Company Pte.

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