iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) Shares Acquired by PFG Advisors

PFG Advisors lifted its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) by 2.8% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,407 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 204 shares during the quarter. PFG Advisors’ holdings in iShares Russell 2000 ETF were worth $1,224,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 42.7% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 9,374,708 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,457,767,000 after purchasing an additional 2,806,328 shares during the last quarter. Jones Financial Companies Lllp raised its stake in iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter. Jones Financial Companies Lllp now owns 6,340,516 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $958,457,000 after purchasing an additional 150,937 shares during the last quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC raised its stake in iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 9.4% in the 3rd quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,841,519 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $430,035,000 after purchasing an additional 245,025 shares during the last quarter. Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co raised its stake in iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 60.6% in the 3rd quarter. Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co now owns 1,622,873 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $245,605,000 after purchasing an additional 612,421 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nuveen Asset Management LLC raised its stake in iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 1,437.0% in the 2nd quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 1,161,716 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $180,647,000 after purchasing an additional 1,086,135 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of IWM stock opened at $166.57 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $164.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $156.16. iShares Russell 2000 ETF has a twelve month low of $142.09 and a twelve month high of $167.59.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 20th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 17th were paid a $0.5973 dividend. This is an increase from iShares Russell 2000 ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.53. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 16th. This represents a $2.39 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.43%.

iShares Russell 2000 ETF Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM)

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