iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 21,691 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 376% compared to the typical daily volume of 4,561 put options.

Shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (LQD) opened at 120.98 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $120.90 and its 200-day moving average is $119.67. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd has a one year low of $115.55 and a one year high of $123.51.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th were given a $0.3202 dividend. This represents a $3.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.18%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 1st. This is a boost from iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd’s previous monthly dividend of $0.32.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. grew its position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 0.6% in the second quarter. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. now owns 2,648 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $319,000 after acquiring an additional 16 shares during the last quarter. Chemical Bank grew its position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 0.3% in the second quarter. Chemical Bank now owns 5,902 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $711,000 after acquiring an additional 16 shares during the last quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. grew its position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 1.4% in the second quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. now owns 2,537 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $306,000 after acquiring an additional 34 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. grew its position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 2.2% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,562 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $188,000 after acquiring an additional 34 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Roundview Capital LLC grew its position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 0.3% in the second quarter. Roundview Capital LLC now owns 17,360 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,092,000 after acquiring an additional 58 shares during the last quarter.

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About iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index (the Index), which is a rules-based index consisting of liquid, the United States dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds for sale in the United States.

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