Investors sold shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $66.47 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $78.85 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $12.38 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd traded up $0.60 for the day and closed at $121.41

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $120.94 and a 200 day moving average of $119.48. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd also saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 10,004 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 145% compared to the typical daily volume of 4,076 put options.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be issued a $0.3202 dividend. This represents a $3.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st. This is an increase from iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd’s previous monthly dividend of $0.32.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC lifted its position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 81.6% during the 2nd quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 937 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 421 shares in the last quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. purchased a new position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd in the 2nd quarter valued at $129,000. Captrust Financial Advisors purchased a new position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd in the 2nd quarter valued at $131,000. Forward Management LLC purchased a new position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd in the 2nd quarter valued at $137,000. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC purchased a new position in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd in the 2nd quarter valued at $1,168,000.

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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.