Country Trust Bank raised its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) by 2.9% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 129,162 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,645 shares during the period. Country Trust Bank’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index were worth $19,692,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Edge Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 1,138.2% in the third quarter. Edge Wealth Management LLC now owns 681 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $101,000 after purchasing an additional 626 shares in the last quarter. LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC purchased a new position in iShares Russell 2000 Index in the third quarter worth approximately $104,000. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC lifted its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 33.3% in the third quarter. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC now owns 14,757 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 3,685 shares during the last quarter. FNY Managed Accounts LLC purchased a new position in iShares Russell 2000 Index in the third quarter worth approximately $118,000. Finally, Heritage Trust Co lifted its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 59.9% in the third quarter. Heritage Trust Co now owns 1,001 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $148,000 after acquiring an additional 375 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) traded up $2.07 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $156.91. 18,516,700 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 18,565,258. The stock has a market cap of $42,620.00 and a P/E ratio of 39.23. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a twelve month low of $132.40 and a twelve month high of $155.50.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were given a dividend of $0.5793 per share. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. This is an increase from iShares Russell 2000 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. iShares Russell 2000 Index’s payout ratio is currently 48.00%.

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About iShares Russell 2000 Index

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM)

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