Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (NYSE:HIX – Get Free Report) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,470,000 shares, an increase 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 presently 9.3 days.
Western Asset High Income Fund II Price Performance
NYSE HIX opened at $4.50 on Tuesday. Western Asset High Income Fund II has a 52-week low of $4.16 and a 52-week high of $5.60. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $4.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.68.
Western Asset High Income Fund II Announces Dividend
The business also recently announced 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 13.07%.
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Western Asset High Income Fund II Company Profile
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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