Media stories about PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund (NYSE:PKO) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.9738248808852 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund (NYSE:PKO) traded up 1.59% during trading on Friday, hitting $25.56. The company had a trading volume of 200,141 shares. PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund has a 12-month low of $21.25 and a 12-month high of $27.27. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $26.85 and a 200 day moving average of $25.65.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.06%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th.

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About PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund

PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek current income as a primary focus and also capital appreciation. The Fund invests a substantial portion of assets in a variety of mortgage-related securities and may hold common stocks, including those received from conversion of other portfolio securities.

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