iShares Russell 2000 Index Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:IWM)
iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 345,745 put options on the company. This is an increase of 148% compared to the average volume of 139,653 put options.
Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) opened at 143.10 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $140.41 and its 200-day moving average price is $137.81. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 12-month low of $114.88 and a 12-month high of $143.14.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 10th were paid a dividend of $0.6091 per share. This is a positive change from iShares Russell 2000 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. This represents a $2.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 6th.
iShares Russell 2000 Index 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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