Short Interest in iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (NASDAQ:IGF) Expands By 153.3%

iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (NASDAQ:IGF) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 410,800 shares, an increase of 153.3% from the August 15th total of 162,200 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 255,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in IGF. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Global Infrastructure ETF by 404.6% in the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 650,420 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,516,000 after buying an additional 521,510 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Global Infrastructure ETF by 2.2% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 15,799,293 shares of the company’s stock worth $716,972,000 after buying an additional 346,886 shares in the last quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Global Infrastructure ETF by 87.4% in the second quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 568,157 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,783,000 after buying an additional 264,933 shares in the last quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Global Infrastructure ETF by 69.1% in the second quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. now owns 629,648 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,960,000 after buying an additional 257,396 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new stake in iShares Global Infrastructure ETF in the second quarter valued at approximately $5,218,000.

NASDAQ IGF opened at $45.90 on Friday. iShares Global Infrastructure ETF has a 52 week low of $37.53 and a 52 week high of $47.94. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $46.23 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $46.15.

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