iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 75,906,953 shares, a decrease of 20.9% from the December 15th total of 95,972,856 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 17,279,547 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.4 days.

iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) opened at $158.16 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $42,700.00 and a PE ratio of 39.54. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 12-month low of $132.40 and a 12-month high of $158.86.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were given a $0.5793 dividend. This is a boost from iShares Russell 2000 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. iShares Russell 2000 Index’s dividend payout ratio is presently 48.00%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Edge Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 1,138.2% in the 3rd quarter. Edge Wealth Management LLC now owns 681 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 626 shares during the last quarter. LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index during the third quarter worth about $104,000. FNY Managed Accounts LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index during the third quarter worth about $118,000. Heritage Trust Co lifted its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 59.9% during the third quarter. Heritage Trust Co now owns 1,001 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $148,000 after purchasing an additional 375 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Macroview Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 2,423.8% during the third quarter. Macroview Investment Management LLC now owns 1,060 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $157,000 after purchasing an additional 1,018 shares during the last quarter.

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About iShares Russell 2000 Index

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). The Index is a float-adjusted capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market and includes securities issued by the approximately 2,000 smallest issuers in the Russell 3000 Index.

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