Sheets Smith Wealth Management raised its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) by 3.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 16,875 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 558 shares during the period. Sheets Smith Wealth Management’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index were worth $2,573,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Koch Industries Inc. increased its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 32,654.1% in the second quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 23,306,528 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $23,142,000 after buying an additional 23,235,372 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 4,106,605 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $578,703,000 after purchasing an additional 116,110 shares in the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH grew its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 4.7% during the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 2,167,719 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $321,212,000 after purchasing an additional 97,021 shares in the last quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC grew its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 119.2% during the 2nd quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 1,983,500 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $279,514,000 after purchasing an additional 1,078,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 34.9% during the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 1,707,230 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $252,977,000 after purchasing an additional 442,105 shares in the last quarter.

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) traded up $0.66 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $158.16. 24,087,603 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 20,063,244. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 12-month low of $132.40 and a 12-month high of $158.86. The stock has a market cap of $42,960.00 and a PE ratio of 39.54.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were given a dividend of $0.5793 per share. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.47%. This is a boost from iShares Russell 2000 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. iShares Russell 2000 Index’s payout ratio is presently 48.00%.

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

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