Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fd (NYSE:WIA) Short Interest Down 22.3% in September

Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fd (NYSE:WIA) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 73,100 shares, a decrease of 22.3% from the September 15th total of 94,100 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 72,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.0 days.

WIA traded up $0.07 during trading on Friday, reaching $12.37. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 54,703 shares, compared to its average volume of 93,332. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $12.58 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.92. Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fd has a 52-week low of $8.99 and a 52-week high of $13.15.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.0295 per share. This represents a $0.35 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 19th.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of WIA. Dakota Wealth Management raised its position in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fd by 1.4% in the second quarter. Dakota Wealth Management now owns 97,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,144,000 after acquiring an additional 1,350 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC lifted its stake in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fd by 1.8% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 87,125 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,026,000 after purchasing an additional 1,500 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fd by 0.7% in the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 389,803 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,592,000 after purchasing an additional 2,539 shares during the period. Smith Moore & CO. boosted its holdings in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fd by 32.5% during the second quarter. Smith Moore & CO. now owns 15,382 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 3,775 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. grew its position in Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fd by 27.1% during the second quarter. Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 29,086 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $343,000 after buying an additional 6,197 shares during the period.

Western Asset Inflation-Linked Income Fd Company Profile

Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched by Guggenheim Partners, LLC. The fund is co-managed by Western Asset Management Company, Western Asset Management Company Limited, Western Asset Management Company Ltd., and Western Asset Management Company Pte.

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