iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 19,574 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 425% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,726 call options.

iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE 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 firm has a 50-day moving average of $120.75 and a 200-day moving average of $118.86.

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

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of LQD. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC boosted its position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 81.6% in the second quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 937 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 421 shares in the last quarter. Forward Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter worth about $137,000. Portfolio Strategies Inc purchased a new position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter worth about $184,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 2.2% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,562 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $188,000 after buying an additional 34 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Burney Co. purchased a new position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter worth about $202,000.

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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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