Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:EVV) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 30,612 shares, a drop of 54.4% from the February 28th total of 67,193 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 175,659 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days.

In related news, major shareholder Group Ag Ubs sold 25,010 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.09, for a total transaction of $302,370.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. PFG Advisors acquired a new position in Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund in the 4th quarter valued at about $469,000. Apriem Advisors grew its position in Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund by 13.6% in the 4th quarter. Apriem Advisors now owns 682,153 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,131,000 after acquiring an additional 81,739 shares in the last quarter. Western Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund in the 4th quarter valued at about $178,000. Cetera Advisors LLC grew its position in Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund by 97.9% in the 4th quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC now owns 49,193 shares of the company’s stock valued at $588,000 after acquiring an additional 24,341 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IHT Wealth Management LLC grew its position in Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund by 1,974.4% in the 4th quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 256,130 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,053,000 after acquiring an additional 243,783 shares in the last quarter.

NYSEAMERICAN EVV opened at $12.55 on Wednesday. Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund has a 1-year low of $11.28 and a 1-year high of $13.17.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 11th were given a $0.067 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.41%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 8th.

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About Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund

Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Eaton Vance Management. The fund invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. It primarily invests in senior, secured floating-rate loans, government agency mortgage-backed securities, and corporate bonds that are rated below investment grade.

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