Chesley Taft & Associates LLC decreased its stake in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSEARCA:IJR) by 1.0% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 293,607 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 2,928 shares during the quarter. iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index accounts for about 1.9% of Chesley Taft & Associates LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 7th largest position. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC’s holdings in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index were worth $22,552,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 105.5% during the 2nd quarter. TCI Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 1,432 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $100,000 after purchasing an additional 735 shares during the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 1,083.3% during the 3rd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,420 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 1,300 shares during the last quarter. Geller Family Office Services LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index during the 2nd quarter valued at $200,000. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 3.4% during the 2nd quarter. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,956 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $207,000 after purchasing an additional 97 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Donald L. Hagan LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index during the 3rd quarter valued at $208,000.

Shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSEARCA IJR) traded down $0.16 on Wednesday, reaching $77.74. 1,975,000 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,176,050. The stock has a market cap of $36,520.00 and a PE ratio of 10.96. iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index has a fifty-two week low of $66.54 and a fifty-two week high of $78.34.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th were given a dividend of $0.2653 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a $1.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.36%. This is a boost from iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index’s dividend payout ratio is presently 12.98%.

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iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Company Profile

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF, formerly iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Fund, seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of publicly traded securities in the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSEARCA:IJR)

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