Optimum Investment Advisors trimmed its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSE:BKLN) by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 97,654 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the period. PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II accounts for approximately 0.8% of Optimum Investment Advisors’ holdings, making the stock its 29th largest position. Optimum Investment Advisors’ holdings in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II were worth $2,260,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Solaris Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II in the 2nd quarter worth $102,000. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 9,257 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $214,000 after buying an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. Ken Stern & Associates Inc. increased its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 5.4% in the 2nd quarter. Ken Stern & Associates Inc. now owns 12,985 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $300,000 after buying an additional 666 shares in the last quarter. SignalPoint Asset Management LLC increased its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. SignalPoint Asset Management LLC now owns 13,576 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $314,000 after buying an additional 97 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 145.9% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 13,799 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $319,000 after buying an additional 8,188 shares in the last quarter.

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

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th were given a $0.0701 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 18th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis 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.

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