iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index (IWF) Short Interest Down 40.9% in December

iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index (NYSEARCA:IWF) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,258,921 shares, a drop of 40.9% from the November 30th total of 2,131,758 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,952,415 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index by 250.7% during the third quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,975,736 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $247,086,000 after acquiring an additional 1,412,361 shares during the last quarter. AXA raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index by 0.6% during the third quarter. AXA now owns 1,099,440 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $137,496,000 after acquiring an additional 6,800 shares during the last quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index during the third quarter worth about $415,000. Institutional & Family Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index during the third quarter worth about $290,000. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index during the third quarter worth approximately $18,092,000.

iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index (NYSEARCA IWF) opened at $137.13 on Thursday. iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index has a 1 year low of $105.82 and a 1 year high of $137.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $41,060.00 and a PE ratio of 17.31.

The business 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 $0.3567 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. This represents a $1.43 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.04%. iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 18.69%.

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About iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index

iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment returns that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 1000 Growth Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of equity securities of Russell 1000 index issuers with relatively higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth.

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