Clarius Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) by 18.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,475 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 394 shares during the period. Clarius Group LLC’s holdings in PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 were worth $360,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Bank of Nova Scotia raised its holdings in PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 by 2,479.8% in the first quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 1,029,923 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $136,341,000 after buying an additional 990,000 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 during the second quarter valued at approximately $99,101,000. AQR Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 during the first quarter valued at approximately $78,292,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in shares of PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 by 930.1% during the first quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 549,109 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $72,691,000 after purchasing an additional 495,801 shares during the last quarter. Finally, 3EDGE Asset Management LP purchased a new position in shares of PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 during the second quarter valued at approximately $64,616,000. 52.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) traded up $2.18 on Thursday, hitting $154.77. 13,060,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 25,100,000. PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 has a 1 year low of $115.22 and a 1 year high of $154.80.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th were issued a dividend of $0.3194 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, September 18th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.83%.

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About PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 is a unit investment trust that issues securities called Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the Nasdaq-100 Index. The Trust provides investors with the opportunity to purchase units of beneficial interest in the Trust representing proportionate undivided interests in the portfolio of securities held by the Trust, which consists of substantially all of the securities, in substantially the same weighting, as the component securities of the Nasdaq-100 Index.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ)

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