Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. increased its stake in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) by 22.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 33,024 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 6,134 shares during the period. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.’s holdings in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd were worth $3,979,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Forward Management LLC bought a new position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter valued at $137,000. Trellus Management Company LLC bought a new position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter valued at $204,000. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC raised its position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 14.3% in the second quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC now owns 2,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $241,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. Blue Sky Asset Management LLC bought a new position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter valued at $286,000. Finally, Cadinha & Co. LLC raised its position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 9.1% in the second quarter. Cadinha & Co. LLC now owns 2,518 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $303,000 after buying an additional 210 shares during the last quarter.

iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (LQD) opened at 120.31 on Thursday. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd has a 52-week low of $115.55 and a 52-week high of $124.45. The company’s 50-day moving average is $120.75 and its 200 day moving average is $118.98. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd also was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders purchased 19,500 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 394% compared to the average daily volume of 3,946 put options.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd were given a $0.3179 dividend. This represents a $3.81 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 1st.

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iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd Company Profile

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index (the Index), which is a rules-based index consisting of liquid, the United States dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds for sale in the United States.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD)

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