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NYSE:HYI - Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI Stock Price, Forecast & News

$11.88
-0.21 (-1.74 %)
(As of 03/27/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$11.68
Now: $11.88
$12.00
50-Day Range
$10.31
MA: $14.42
$16.36
52-Week Range
$9.74
Now: $11.88
$16.46
Volume74,388 shs
Average Volume135,016 shs
Market CapitalizationN/A
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.08%
BetaN/A
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. It invests fixed income markets across the globe. The fund invests in high-yield corporate fixed income securities with varying maturities. It invests in below investment grade fixed income securities. Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. was formed on July 20, 2010 and is domiciled in the United States.
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Industry Investment Trusts/Mutual Funds
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SectorMiscellaneous
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OptionableNot Optionable

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Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI (NYSE:HYI) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's stock was trading at $13.75 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HYI shares have decreased by 13.6% and is now trading at $11.88. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

How often does Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI?

Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI announced a monthly dividend on Friday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.0945 per share on Monday, June 1st. This represents a $1.13 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.55%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 20th. View Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's dividend history.

Has Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about HYI stock have been trending very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI earned a coverage optimism score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutWestern Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI.

Are investors shorting Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI?

Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 23,400 shares, an increase of 500.0% from the February 27th total of 3,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 110,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days. Approximately 0.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI investors own include Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Altria Group (MO), Southern (SO), Vermilion Energy (VET), Calamos Convertible & Hi Income Fund (CHY), Gilead Sciences (GILD), AbbVie (ABBV), Dominion Energy (D) and Enbridge (ENB).

Who are Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's key executives?

Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Kenneth Donald Fuller, Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer and Pres (Age 61)
  • Mr. Richard F. Sennett, Principal Financial Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Robert I. Frenkel, Chief Legal Officer and Sec. (Age 65)
  • Mr. Theodore Paul Becker, Chief Compliance Officer (Age 68)
  • Mr. Steven Frank, Treasurer (Age 52)

What is Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's stock symbol?

Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HYI."

Who are Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's major shareholders?

Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Capital Investment Advisors LLC (0.00%), Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. (0.00%), Uncommon Cents Investing LLC (0.00%), Cohen & Steers Inc. (0.00%), Raymond James & Associates (0.00%) and UBS Group AG (0.00%). View institutional ownership trends for Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI.

Which major investors are selling Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI stock?

HYI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of America Corp DE, Lindbrook Capital LLC, Cohen & Steers Inc., Guggenheim Capital LLC, Advisor Group Inc., Uncommon Cents Investing LLC, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., and Mid Atlantic Financial Management Inc. ADV. View insider buying and selling activity for Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI.

Which major investors are buying Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI stock?

HYI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc., Shaker Financial Services LLC, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Capital Investment Advisors LLC, FNY Investment Advisers LLC, Raymond James & Associates, E&G Advisors LP, and Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.. View insider buying and selling activity for Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI.

How do I buy shares of Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI?

Shares of HYI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's stock price today?

One share of HYI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.88.

What is Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI's official website?

The official website for Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI is http://institutional.myleggmason.com/.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Western Asset High Yield Dfnd Opp FI (NYSE HYI)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  135 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  151 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  286
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This page was last updated on 3/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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