Simplex Trading LLC Takes $31.74 Million Position in iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM)

Simplex Trading LLC bought a new position in iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 214,170 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $31,735,000. iShares Russell 2000 Index comprises about 1.3% of Simplex Trading LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. boosted its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 16.6% in the third quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 8,284 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,228,000 after purchasing an additional 1,181 shares during the last quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 5.9% in the third quarter. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC now owns 25,157 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,728,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Steinberg Global Asset Management bought a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index in the third quarter worth about $200,000. Financial Sense Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 130.1% in the third quarter. Financial Sense Advisors Inc. now owns 5,900 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $874,000 after buying an additional 3,336 shares during the period. Finally, TIAA FSB raised its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 1.4% in the third quarter. TIAA FSB now owns 1,024,739 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $151,846,000 after buying an additional 14,252 shares during the period.

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE IWM) opened at $146.57 on Monday. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 12 month low of $122.62 and a 12 month high of $150.68.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM)

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