iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSE:IYR) saw a significant growth in short interest in October. As of October 13th, there was short interest totalling 26,948,340 shares, a growth of 24.5% from the September 29th total of 21,643,135 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,364,129 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.2 days.

Shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSE IYR) opened at 79.60 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $80.66 and a 200 day moving average of $80.06. iShares US Real Estate ETF has a 12 month low of $72.11 and a 12 month high of $82.43.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 27th were issued a $0.6824 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 26th. This represents a $2.73 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.43%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Glenview Trust Co lifted its holdings in iShares US Real Estate ETF by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Glenview Trust Co now owns 3,497 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $279,000 after purchasing an additional 38 shares during the last quarter. Aveo Capital Partners LLC lifted its holdings in iShares US Real Estate ETF by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Aveo Capital Partners LLC now owns 8,035 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $641,000 after purchasing an additional 55 shares during the last quarter. People s United Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in iShares US Real Estate ETF by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. People s United Financial Inc. now owns 4,405 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $351,000 after purchasing an additional 75 shares during the last quarter. Garde Capital Inc. lifted its holdings in iShares US Real Estate ETF by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Garde Capital Inc. now owns 25,311 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,019,000 after purchasing an additional 101 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Regal Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in iShares US Real Estate ETF by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. Regal Investment Advisors LLC now owns 4,669 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $372,000 after purchasing an additional 151 shares during the last quarter.

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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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