Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) by 44.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,430,447 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 442,425 shares during the period. iShares Russell 2000 Index comprises about 8.6% of Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 3rd largest position. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index were worth $201,579,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of IWM. Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 2.6% in the second quarter. Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC now owns 1,771 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $250,000 after buying an additional 45 shares during the last quarter. Meridian Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 3.6% in the second quarter. Meridian Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,773 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $250,000 after buying an additional 62 shares during the last quarter. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 1.7% in the second quarter. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. now owns 4,425 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $624,000 after buying an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Lodestar Investment Counsel LLC IL increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 1.1% in the second quarter. Lodestar Investment Counsel LLC IL now owns 7,185 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,013,000 after buying an additional 75 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Regentatlantic Capital LLC increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 0.8% in the second quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 9,611 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,354,000 after buying an additional 76 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) opened at 136.47 on Friday. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 12-month low of $114.88 and a 12-month high of $144.25. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $141.03 and its 200 day moving average price is $138.46. iShares Russell 2000 Index also was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 494,667 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 190% compared to the average volume of 170,608 put options.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM)

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