iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd (MUB) Short Interest Update

iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd (NYSEARCA:MUB) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 912,232 shares, an increase of 64.2% from the November 30th total of 555,582 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 798,374 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.1 days.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Betterment LLC grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd by 20.8% during the 3rd quarter. Betterment LLC now owns 5,490,118 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $608,689,000 after purchasing an additional 943,908 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd by 44.0% during the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 2,806,258 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $311,130,000 after purchasing an additional 856,852 shares in the last quarter. Wealthfront Inc. grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd by 15.2% during the 2nd quarter. Wealthfront Inc. now owns 3,891,287 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $428,509,000 after purchasing an additional 512,411 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd by 54.6% during the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,385,356 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $153,593,000 after purchasing an additional 489,245 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd by 214.4% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 411,734 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $45,340,000 after purchasing an additional 280,783 shares in the last quarter.

iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd (NYSEARCA:MUB) opened at $110.72 on Thursday. iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd has a 1-year low of $107.62 and a 1-year high of $111.66.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were issued a $0.1973 dividend. This represents a $2.37 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st.

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About iShares S&P Natnl AMT – Free Munpl Bd Fd

iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index (the Index).

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