iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 99,168,923 shares, an increase of 9.4% from the July 14th total of 90,629,343 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 18,186,613 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.5 days.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in IWM. Capital Analysts LLC raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 19.0% in the second quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 734 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 117 shares during the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 19.6% in the second quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 762 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 125 shares during the last quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 388.9% in the second quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. now owns 880 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 64.9% in the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 930 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 366 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BDO Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index during the second quarter worth approximately $137,000.

Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) opened at 136.47 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $141.03 and its 200-day moving average price is $138.46. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 12 month low of $114.88 and a 12 month high of $144.25.

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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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