iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 104,322,145 shares, a growth of 6.0% from the September 15th total of 98,437,971 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 27,925,001 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.7 days.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Capital Analysts LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 19.0% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 734 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 117 shares in the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust lifted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 19.6% during the 2nd quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 762 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 125 shares in the last quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 388.9% during the 2nd quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. now owns 880 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 64.9% during the 2nd quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 930 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 366 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BDO Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $137,000.

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) opened at 149.29 on Friday. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a one year low of $114.88 and a one year high of $150.68. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $145.49 and its 200 day moving average is $140.56.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 27th were paid a dividend of $0.3485 per share. This represents a $1.39 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 26th.

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About iShares Russell 2000 Index

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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