iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 75,919 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 166% compared to the typical volume of 28,512 call options.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Almanack Investment Partners LLC. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter. Almanack Investment Partners LLC. now owns 1,321 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $165,000 after purchasing an additional 25 shares during the period. CI Global Investments Inc. acquired a new position in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond in the 2nd quarter valued at about $167,000. IndexIQ Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 42.1% in the 2nd quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 1,360 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $170,000 after purchasing an additional 403 shares during the period. FNY Partners Fund LP lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 14,430.0% in the 2nd quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 1,433 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $179,000 after purchasing an additional 1,443 shares during the period. Finally, Advisors Preferred LLC acquired a new position in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond in the 2nd quarter valued at about $199,000.

iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (TLT) opened at 129.00 on Friday. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond has a one year low of $116.49 and a one year high of $139.15. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $126.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $123.40.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th were issued a dividend of $0.2626 per share. This represents a $3.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 1st.

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iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond Company Profile

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of United States Treasury bonds with remaining maturities greater than 20 years. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Barclays U.S. 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index (the Underlying Index), which measures the performance of public obligations of the United States Treasury that have a remaining maturity of 20 or more years.

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