News coverage about Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd (NYSE:HIO) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd earned a news sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the closed-end fund an impact score of 47.4923189203995 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd stock traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $4.87. The company had a trading volume of 356,746 shares, compared to its average volume of 332,876. Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd has a one year low of $4.74 and a one year high of $5.21.
The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 20th will be issued a $0.0265 dividend. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 19th.
Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks high current income. Capital appreciation is a secondary objective. It invests, under normal market conditions, approximately 80% of its net assets in high-yield securities and over 20% in common stock equivalents, including options, warrants and rights.
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