iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) Short Interest Update

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 104,322,145 shares, a growth of 6.0% from the September 15th total of 98,437,971 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 27,925,001 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.7 days.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Amarillo National Bank lifted its holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 2.2% during the third quarter. Amarillo National Bank now owns 77,752 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $11,521,000 after acquiring an additional 1,671 shares during the period. Stillwater Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 10.0% during the third quarter. Stillwater Investment Management LLC now owns 4,129 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $612,000 after acquiring an additional 376 shares during the period. Beacon Financial Group bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index during the third quarter worth $655,000. Eqis Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index during the third quarter worth $232,000. Finally, MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index during the second quarter worth $13,373,000.

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) opened at 148.81 on Wednesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $144.37 and its 200-day moving average price is $140.27. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 12-month low of $114.88 and a 12-month high of $150.68.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 27th were issued a dividend of $0.3485 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 26th. This represents a $1.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.94%.

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A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Amarillo National Bank lifted its holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 2.2% during the third quarter. Amarillo National Bank now owns 77,752 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $11,521,000 after acquiring an additional 1,671 shares during the period. Stillwater Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 10.0% during the third quarter. Stillwater Investment Management LLC now owns 4,129 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $612,000 after acquiring an additional 376 shares during the period. Beacon Financial Group bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index during the third quarter worth $655,000. Eqis Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index during the third quarter worth $232,000. Finally, MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index during the second quarter worth $13,373,000.

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) opened at 148.81 on Wednesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $144.37 and its 200-day moving average price is $140.27. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 12-month low of $114.88 and a 12-month high of $150.68.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 27th were issued a dividend of $0.3485 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 26th. This represents a $1.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.94%.

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About iShares Russell 2000 Index

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). The Index is a float-adjusted capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market and includes securities issued by the approximately 2,000 smallest issuers in the Russell 3000 Index.

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