White Lighthouse Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (NYSE:HIX) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 21,275 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock, valued at approximately $148,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vident Investment Advisory LLC increased its position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II by 9.6% in the third quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 808,134 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock worth $5,827,000 after purchasing an additional 70,956 shares during the period. Shaker Financial Services LLC increased its position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II by 9.1% in the third quarter. Shaker Financial Services LLC now owns 536,678 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock worth $3,869,000 after purchasing an additional 44,583 shares during the period. Robinson Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II by 5.2% in the second quarter. Robinson Capital Management LLC now owns 407,045 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock worth $2,927,000 after purchasing an additional 20,000 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II by 2.9% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 397,543 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock worth $2,796,000 after purchasing an additional 11,388 shares during the period. Finally, NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd bought a new position in shares of Western Asset High Income Fund II in the second quarter worth $646,000.

Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. (HIX) opened at $7.01 on Friday. Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc. has a 12-month low of $6.50 and a 12-month high of $7.46.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a $0.046 dividend. This represents a $0.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th.

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Western Asset High Income Fund II Profile

Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to maximize current income by investing approximately 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in high-yield debt securities. As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks capital appreciation to the extent consistent with its objective of seeking to maximize current income.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Western Asset High Income Fund II (NYSE:HIX)

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