Short Interest in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund (NYSE:WIW) Declines By 80.0%

Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund (NYSE:WIWGet Rating) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 13,900 shares, a decrease of 80.0% from the March 31st total of 69,400 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 135,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.1 days.

Shares of WIW stock opened at $11.14 on Thursday. Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund has a one year low of $11.13 and a one year high of $13.93. The company’s 50-day moving average is $11.92 and its 200 day moving average is $12.74.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 31st. Investors of record on Monday, May 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.0485 per share. This represents a $0.58 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.22%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 20th.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. MML Investors Services LLC lifted its stake in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 3.2% during the 4th quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 27,175 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $369,000 after acquiring an additional 831 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lifted its stake in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 1.9% in the 4th quarter. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC now owns 71,590 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $972,000 after purchasing an additional 1,343 shares during the period. Oxbow Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter. Oxbow Advisors LLC now owns 127,495 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $1,694,000 after purchasing an additional 1,605 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 58.2% in the 3rd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 5,457 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $72,000 after purchasing an additional 2,008 shares during the period. Finally, Stolper Co lifted its stake in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 6.6% in the 4th quarter. Stolper Co now owns 51,575 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $700,000 after purchasing an additional 3,181 shares during the period.

About Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund (Get Rating)

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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