Stairway Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) by 0.9% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 196,339 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,665 shares during the quarter. iShares Russell 2000 Index accounts for approximately 7.4% of Stairway Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest position. Stairway Partners LLC’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index were worth $29,934,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Koch Industries Inc. boosted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 32,654.1% in the 2nd quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 23,306,528 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $23,142,000 after buying an additional 23,235,372 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 108,947.8% in the 3rd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,302,031 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $192,935,000 after buying an additional 1,300,837 shares during the period. Nomura Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 114.2% in the 2nd quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc. now owns 157,508 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $22,112,000 after buying an additional 1,268,270 shares during the period. Quantitative Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 119.2% in the 2nd quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 1,983,500 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $279,514,000 after buying an additional 1,078,800 shares during the period. Finally, TIAA FSB purchased a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index in the 2nd quarter valued at about $142,398,000.

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $155.11. The company had a trading volume of 18,442,699 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,971,939. The stock has a market capitalization of $42,650.00 and a PE ratio of 38.78. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 12-month low of $132.40 and a 12-month high of $155.41.

The firm 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. This is a boost from iShares Russell 2000 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.49%. iShares Russell 2000 Index’s payout ratio is presently 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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