Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund (NYSE:WIW) Short Interest Up 112.9% in April

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The Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund (NYSE:WIW – Get Rating) saw a sharp rise in short-term interest in April. As of April 30, there was short interest totaling 29,600 shares, an increase of 112.9% from the April 15 total of 13,900 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 135,100 shares, the short interest ratio is currently 0.2 days.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently changed their stock holdings. Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 6.5% in the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,203,120 shares of the investment management company worth $28,883,000 after purchasing an additional 135,038 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund in Q3, valued at approximately $176,000. Citigroup Inc. increased its stake in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 58.2% in the third quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 5,457 shares of the investment management company valued at $72,000 after acquiring 2,008 additional shares during the period. Oxbow Advisors LLC increased its stake in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund by 1.3% in the third quarter. Oxbow Advisors LLC now owns 127,495 shares of the investment management firm valued at $1,694,000 after acquiring an additional 1,605 shares during the period. Finally, Sit Investment Associates Inc. increased its holdings of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund shares by 19.8% during the third quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. now owns 4,289,307 shares of the investment management company valued at $57,005,000 after acquiring an additional 709,708 shares last quarter.

Shares of the Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund rose $0.05 on Friday, hitting $10.54. 205,392 shares of the company were traded, against an average volume of 142,010. The Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund has a 52-week low of $10.49 and a 52-week high of 13, $93. The company’s 50-day moving average is $11.56 and its two-hundred-day moving average is $12.50.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 31. Investors of record on Monday, May 23 will receive a dividend of $0.0485 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 20. This represents a dividend of $0.58 on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.52%.

About the Western Asset Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund (Get a rating)

Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund is a closed-end, fixed-income mutual fund launched and managed by Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC. It is managed by Western Asset Management Company, Western Asset Management Company Limited, Western Asset Management Company Ltd. and Western Asset Management Company Pte.

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