VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) Short Interest Up 29.4% in March

VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) saw a large growth in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 14,889,023 shares, a growth of 29.4% from the March 15th total of 11,504,425 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,703,059 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.2 days.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF by 1.5% in the 4th quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 10,065 shares of the company’s stock worth $879,000 after buying an additional 149 shares in the last quarter. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors raised its stake in shares of VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF by 0.4% in the 4th quarter. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors now owns 41,649 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,635,000 after buying an additional 166 shares in the last quarter. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors raised its stake in shares of VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF by 3.7% in the 4th quarter. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors now owns 5,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $497,000 after buying an additional 206 shares in the last quarter. Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF in the 4th quarter worth $27,000. Finally, NEXT Financial Group Inc raised its position in shares of VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF by 42.1% during the fourth quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 1,188 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after purchasing an additional 352 shares during the period.

SMH opened at $113.09 on Tuesday. VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF has a one year low of $80.71 and a one year high of $113.96.

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