Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. bought a new position in iShares Trust (BATS:QUAL) during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 70,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,803,000. iShares Trust comprises about 1.6% of Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd.’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest holding.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Hochman Cole Investment Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of iShares Trust during the 4th quarter valued at about $208,000. Tillar Wenstrup Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares Trust during the 4th quarter valued at about $2,634,000. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its position in shares of iShares Trust by 53.9% during the 4th quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 5,052 shares of the company’s stock valued at $418,000 after purchasing an additional 1,770 shares during the last quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its position in shares of iShares Trust by 75.9% during the 4th quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 4,045 shares of the company’s stock valued at $335,000 after purchasing an additional 1,745 shares during the last quarter. Finally, CWM LLC increased its position in shares of iShares Trust by 210.8% during the 4th quarter. CWM LLC now owns 76,991 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,383,000 after purchasing an additional 52,221 shares during the last quarter.

iShares Trust (QUAL) opened at $87.89 on Tuesday. iShares Trust has a 1 year low of $69.33 and a 1 year high of $87.89.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were given a dividend of $0.3775 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. This represents a $1.51 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.72%.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Trust (BATS:QUAL)

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