iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) Short Interest Update
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%.
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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