iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 46,048 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 123% compared to the typical daily volume of 20,608 put options.

Shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ TLT) opened at 126.20 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $126.61 and a 200 day moving average of $123.76. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond has a one year low of $116.49 and a one year high of $139.15.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th were issued a dividend of $0.2626 per share. This represents a $3.15 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 1st.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Perigon Wealth Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 10.7% during the second quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 5,390 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $674,000 after buying an additional 520 shares in the last quarter. Wealthsource Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 179.5% during the second quarter. Wealthsource Partners LLC now owns 10,755 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,346,000 after buying an additional 6,907 shares in the last quarter. BB&T Investment Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond during the second quarter worth $804,000. Nomura Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 133.3% during the second quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc. now owns 100,002 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $12,466,000 after buying an additional 400,261 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 12.7% during the second quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 24,240 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,033,000 after buying an additional 2,733 shares in the last quarter.

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About iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond

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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