Envestnet Asset Management Inc. Acquires 25,903 Shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (NYSE:HIX)

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Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (NYSE:HIX) by 30.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 110,977 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,903 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Western Asset High Income Fund II were worth $688,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Invesco Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II by 11.8% during the first quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 1,645,957 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock valued at $8,246,000 after purchasing an additional 173,563 shares in the last quarter. RiverNorth Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Western Asset High Income Fund II by 269.5% during the first quarter. RiverNorth Capital Management LLC now owns 1,178,625 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock valued at $5,905,000 after acquiring an additional 859,630 shares during the last quarter. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in Western Asset High Income Fund II during the first quarter valued at approximately $2,209,000. Matisse Capital lifted its position in Western Asset High Income Fund II by 86.4% during the first quarter. Matisse Capital now owns 336,020 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock valued at $1,683,000 after acquiring an additional 155,713 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its position in Western Asset High Income Fund II by 40.5% during the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 309,863 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock valued at $1,552,000 after acquiring an additional 89,385 shares during the last quarter.

NYSE HIX opened at $6.54 on Friday. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $6.23 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $6.01. Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. has a 12-month low of $3.55 and a 12-month high of $7.12.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 24th will be issued a $0.049 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 21st. This represents a $0.59 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.99%.

Western Asset High Income Fund II Company Profile

Western Asset High Income Fund II 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 Limited, and Western Asset Management Company Pte. Ltd. It invests in the fixed income markets across the globe.

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