Aozora Bank LTD. continued to hold its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSE:BKLN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,410,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock at the end of the second quarter. PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II comprises about 23.6% of Aozora Bank LTD.’s holdings, making the stock its largest position. Aozora Bank LTD.’s holdings in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II were worth $333,447,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 0.3% in the second quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 9,257 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $214,000 after buying an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel increased its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 0.3% in the second quarter. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel now owns 13,867 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $321,000 after buying an additional 44 shares during the last quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 1.7% in the second quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC now owns 19,620 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $454,000 after buying an additional 320 shares during the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 14.1% in the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 23,793 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $550,000 after buying an additional 2,946 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC increased its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 8.6% in the second quarter. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC now owns 33,810 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $782,000 after buying an additional 2,682 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (BKLN) opened at 23.22 on Friday. PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II has a 12-month low of $22.96 and a 12-month high of $23.46. The company has a 50-day moving average of $23.17 and a 200-day moving average of $23.25.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 18th were given a $0.0643 dividend. This represents a $0.77 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.32%. This is a positive change from PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II’s previous monthly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 14th.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSE:BKLN)

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