iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) saw a large decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 14,676,168 shares, a decrease of 7.8% from the August 15th total of 15,919,441 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,831,864 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.

Shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ TLT) opened at 126.77 on Friday. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond has a 52 week low of $116.49 and a 52 week high of $139.15. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $126.39 and a 200-day moving average price of $123.57.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th were paid a dividend of $0.2626 per share. This represents a $3.15 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 1st.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 293.2% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,875,805 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $359,568,000 after acquiring an additional 2,144,378 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 45.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,454,499 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $307,107,000 after acquiring an additional 766,689 shares during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 26.1% in the second quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,459,259 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $182,582,000 after acquiring an additional 302,250 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 837.3% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 915,494 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $114,546,000 after acquiring an additional 817,818 shares during the period. Finally, CI Investments Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 17.5% in the second quarter. CI Investments Inc. now owns 865,880 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $108,339,000 after acquiring an additional 128,880 shares during the period.

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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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