Short Interest in iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (TIP) Rises By 67.9%

iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:TIP) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,165,407 shares, a growth of 67.9% from the December 15th total of 693,979 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 818,084 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.4 days.

Shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (TIP) opened at $113.57 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $24,420.00 and a P/E ratio of 45.79. iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund has a one year low of $112.39 and a one year high of $115.46.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were paid a $0.1556 dividend. This represents a $1.87 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund’s payout ratio is 95.56%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund by 0.3% during the 3rd quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. now owns 476,659 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $54,139,000 after acquiring an additional 1,550 shares during the last quarter. GenTrust LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund by 6.0% during the 3rd quarter. GenTrust LLC now owns 204,972 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $23,281,000 after acquiring an additional 11,687 shares during the last quarter. Connable Office Inc. bought a new stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $2,340,000. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 70,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $8,038,000 after acquiring an additional 2,807 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quantum Capital Management LLC NJ bought a new stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $19,284,000.

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iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund Company Profile

iShares TIPS Bond ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares Barclays Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Bond Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index (Series-L) (the Index).

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