News headlines about Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd (NYSE:HIO) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd earned a daily 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 press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd traded down $0.01, hitting $4.80, during trading on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. 219,938 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 331,505. Western Asst High Incm Opprtnty Fnd has a 1 year low of $4.74 and a 1 year high of $5.21.
The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 20th will be given a $0.0265 dividend. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.63%. 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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