First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Trust (BATS:IEFA) by 9.1% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 139,204 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 11,657 shares during the quarter. iShares Trust makes up approximately 1.2% of First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest position. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in iShares Trust were worth $9,200,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in IEFA. Westside Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in iShares Trust by 11.7% in the third quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 127,091 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,149,000 after purchasing an additional 13,296 shares during the period. BB&T Investment Services Inc. lifted its position in iShares Trust by 69.9% in the third quarter. BB&T Investment Services Inc. now owns 73,710 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,735,000 after purchasing an additional 30,338 shares during the period. National Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in iShares Trust by 15.9% in the third quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 37,324 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,396,000 after purchasing an additional 5,110 shares during the period. Advantage Investment Management LLC lifted its position in iShares Trust by 15.4% in the third quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 12,360 shares of the company’s stock valued at $793,000 after purchasing an additional 1,651 shares during the period. Finally, Heritage Trust Co lifted its position in iShares Trust by 18.3% in the third quarter. Heritage Trust Co now owns 45,476 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,918,000 after purchasing an additional 7,039 shares during the period.

Shares of iShares Trust (BATS:IEFA) traded down $0.19 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $67.92. 206,529 shares of the company were exchanged. iShares Trust has a 1 year low of $54.61 and a 1 year high of $68.10.

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th were given a $0.7309 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a yield of 2.23%.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Trust (BATS:IEFA)

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