Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.09 (NYSE:HYI)

Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. (NYSE:HYIGet Rating) announced a monthly dividend on Friday, August 5th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.0945 per share on Thursday, December 1st. This represents a $1.13 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.97%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 21st.

Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Price Performance

Shares of HYI stock opened at $12.64 on Friday. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $12.32 and its 200-day simple moving average is $13.22. Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund has a 12 month low of $11.64 and a 12 month high of $16.64.

Institutional Trading of Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund stock. Invesco Ltd. lifted its holdings in Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. (NYSE:HYIGet Rating) by 10.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 349,133 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 33,594 shares during the quarter. Invesco Ltd.’s holdings in Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund were worth $4,846,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

About Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund

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Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund 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 Pte. Ltd., Western Asset Management Company Ltd and Western Asset Management Company Limited.

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