Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. grew its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) by 14.5% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 76,858 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 9,712 shares during the quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index were worth $11,717,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. JJJ Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 1.5% during the third quarter. JJJ Advisors Inc. now owns 135,304 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $20,049,000 after purchasing an additional 1,936 shares during the period. OLD National Bancorp IN increased its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 1.9% during the third quarter. OLD National Bancorp IN now owns 86,740 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $12,853,000 after purchasing an additional 1,597 shares during the period. Cedar Hill Associates LLC increased its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 15.7% during the third quarter. Cedar Hill Associates LLC now owns 9,478 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,404,000 after purchasing an additional 1,285 shares during the period. Weatherstone Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index during the third quarter valued at $1,501,000. Finally, Premier Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 20.2% during the third quarter. Premier Asset Management LLC now owns 5,340 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $791,000 after purchasing an additional 898 shares during the period.

Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) traded up $2.41 on Thursday, hitting $157.25. The stock had a trading volume of 18,516,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,565,258. The firm has a market capitalization of $42,760.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.31. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 52 week low of $132.40 and a 52 week high of $155.50.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Friday, December 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.5793 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 21st. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.47%. This is a boost from iShares Russell 2000 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. iShares Russell 2000 Index’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 48.00%.

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iShares Russell 2000 Index Profile

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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