HIO Ex-Dividend Reminder - 6/17/15

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/17/15, Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund ( HIO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0355, payable on 6/26/15. As a percentage of HIO's recent stock price of $5.24, this dividend works out to approximately 0.68%, so look for shares of Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund to trade 0.68% lower — all else being equal — when HIO shares open for trading on 6/17/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HIO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0355 declared by Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HIO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HIO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

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