First Midwest Bank Trust Division cut its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) by 34.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 86,178 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 44,696 shares during the period. iShares Russell 2000 ETF makes up approximately 1.8% of First Midwest Bank Trust Division’s holdings, making the stock its 4th largest holding. First Midwest Bank Trust Division’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 ETF were worth $13,193,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in IWM. Rafferty Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 35.3% in the 4th quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 3,232,683 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $432,856,000 after purchasing an additional 843,952 shares in the last quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 24.2% in the 4th quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,654,790 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $355,476,000 after purchasing an additional 516,575 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 6.9% in the 4th quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,639,998 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $353,495,000 after purchasing an additional 170,117 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG acquired a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $305,656,000. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 1,650.0% in the 4th quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,750,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $234,305,000 after purchasing an additional 1,650,000 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of IWM opened at $160.71 on Tuesday. iShares Russell 2000 ETF has a 52-week low of $125.81 and a 52-week high of $173.39.

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About iShares Russell 2000 ETF

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). The Index is a float-adjusted capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market and includes securities issued by the approximately 2,000 smallest issuers in the Russell 3000 Index.

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