Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSE:BKLN) by 1.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 19,333,766 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 351,983 shares during the quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s holdings in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II were worth $447,384,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. increased its position in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. now owns 8,877,375 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $205,422,000 after purchasing an additional 599,947 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp increased its position in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 100.0% during the 2nd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp now owns 8,000,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $185,120,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000,000 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 37.2% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 7,762,356 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $179,744,000 after purchasing an additional 2,102,624 shares in the last quarter. Western Asset Management Co. increased its position in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 42.5% during the 2nd quarter. Western Asset Management Co. now owns 6,502,391 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $150,466,000 after purchasing an additional 1,940,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, QS Investors LLC increased its position in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 6.0% during the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 6,017,569 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $139,247,000 after purchasing an additional 339,736 shares in the last quarter.

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PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSE BKLN) traded up 0.09% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $23.16. The company had a trading volume of 2,697,809 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $23.13 and its 200 day moving average is $23.21. PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II has a 12 month low of $22.96 and a 12 month high of $23.46.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th were issued a dividend of $0.0701 per share. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.63%. This is an increase from PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II’s previous monthly dividend of $0.07. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, September 18th.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSE:BKLN)

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