iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (NYSE:TIP) saw a significant decline in short interest in October. As of October 13th, there was short interest totalling 144,769 shares, a decline of 71.2% from the September 29th total of 503,163 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,088,761 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.1 days.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of TIP. TIAA FSB bought a new stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $1,576,253,000. Bridgewater Associates LP bought a new stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $139,903,000. Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corp bought a new stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $105,982,000. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS lifted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund by 20.5% in the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 4,884,097 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $554,003,000 after purchasing an additional 829,255 shares during the last quarter. Finally, MML Investors Services LLC bought a new stake in shares of iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $40,308,000.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 2nd will be paid a $0.2177 dividend. This represents a $2.61 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.29%. This is a positive change from iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund’s previous monthly dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 1st.

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About iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund

iShares TIPS Bond ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares Barclays Treasury Inflation Protected Securities Bond Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index (Series-L) (the Index).

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