iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 494,667 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 190% compared to the typical volume of 170,608 put options.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 111.4% in the second quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 1,265,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $178,281,000 after buying an additional 12,323,294 shares in the last quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 13,454.5% in the second quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,345,613 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $16,645,000 after buying an additional 2,328,308 shares in the last quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 119.2% in the second 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 in the last quarter. Private Vista LLC increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 12,312.7% in the second quarter. Private Vista LLC now owns 1,027,399 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 1,019,122 shares in the last quarter. Finally, TIAA FSB purchased a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index during the second quarter valued at approximately $142,398,000.

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) opened at 136.47 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $141.03 and its 200-day moving average price is $138.46. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 52-week low of $114.88 and a 52-week high of $144.25.

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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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