iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSE:IYR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 10,566 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 113% compared to the average daily volume of 4,961 put options.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF by 1.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,438,274 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $194,500,000 after buying an additional 36,539 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF by 5.1% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 548,404 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $43,746,000 after buying an additional 26,724 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF by 12.8% in the second quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 424,701 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $33,878,000 after buying an additional 48,128 shares during the last quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF during the second quarter valued at $30,184,000. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR increased its position in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF by 3.5% in the second quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 273,409 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $21,810,000 after buying an additional 9,367 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR) opened at 80.32 on Thursday. iShares US Real Estate ETF has a one year low of $72.11 and a one year high of $84.38. The company has a 50 day moving average of $79.95 and a 200-day moving average of $79.22.

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About iShares US Real Estate ETF

iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF, formerly iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund (the Fund), is a non-diversified fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the real estate sector of the United States equity market, and includes companies in the industry groups, such as real estate holding and development and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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