iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) Short Interest Update

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 91,777,271 shares, a growth of 10.6% from the January 12th total of 82,971,557 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 20,882,338 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.4 days.

Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $151.30. 5,331,942 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 26,410,227. The firm has a market cap of $41,360.00 and a P/E ratio of 37.83. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 52-week low of $132.40 and a 52-week high of $160.63.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Edge Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 1,138.2% in the third 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 in the last quarter. LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index in the third quarter valued at $104,000. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 33.3% during the third quarter. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC now owns 14,757 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 3,685 shares during the period. Gradient Investments LLC bought a new position in iShares Russell 2000 Index during the fourth quarter worth $117,000. Finally, FNY Managed Accounts LLC bought a new position in iShares Russell 2000 Index during the third quarter worth $118,000.

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iShares Russell 2000 Index Company Profile

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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