BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) by 0.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 54,648,001 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 107,132 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 0.06% of iShares Gold Trust worth $656,868,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of IAU. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Gold Trust by 2,968.2% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 14,538,916 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $185,081,000 after purchasing an additional 14,065,052 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Gold Trust by 13.5% in the 1st quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. now owns 89,264,065 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,136,331,000 after purchasing an additional 10,650,149 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Gold Trust by 12.5% in the 2nd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 57,783,473 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $694,557,000 after purchasing an additional 6,410,573 shares during the period. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America acquired a new position in shares of iShares Gold Trust in the 1st quarter valued at $40,317,000. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS acquired a new position in shares of iShares Gold Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at $33,240,000.

IAU opened at $11.45 on Wednesday. iShares Gold Trust has a 1 year low of $11.25 and a 1 year high of $13.11.

About iShares Gold Trust

iShares Gold Trust (the Trust) is to own gold transferred to the Trust in exchange for shares issued by the Trust (Shares). Each Share represents a fractional undivided beneficial interest in the net assets of the Trust. The assets of the Trust consist of gold held by the Trust’s custodian on behalf of the Trust.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU)

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