Pictet Asset Management Ltd. continued to hold its stake in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 272,097 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd.’s holdings in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd were worth $32,720,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of LQD. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. boosted its stake in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 1.4% in the second quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. now owns 2,537 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $306,000 after buying an additional 34 shares in the last quarter. Smith Salley & Associates boosted its stake in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 1.3% in the second quarter. Smith Salley & Associates now owns 9,948 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,199,000 after buying an additional 124 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc boosted its stake in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 0.4% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 51,119 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $6,160,000 after buying an additional 207 shares during the period. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC boosted its stake 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 worth $241,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the period. Finally, Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 3.8% in the second quarter. Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC now owns 8,865 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,068,000 after buying an additional 325 shares during the period.

Shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) opened at 120.31 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $120.75 and its 200-day moving average is $118.98. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd has a 12-month low of $115.55 and a 12-month high of $124.45. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd also was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 19,500 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 394% compared to the average volume of 3,946 put options.

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

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About iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd

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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