Private Advisor Group LLC grew its holdings in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) by 25.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 118,333 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 24,266 shares during the period. Private Advisor Group LLC’s holdings in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd were worth $14,191,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC raised its stake in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 81.6% in the 2nd quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 937 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $112,000 after acquiring an additional 421 shares during the period. Forward Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd in the 2nd quarter valued at $137,000. Portfolio Strategies Inc purchased a new position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd in the 2nd quarter valued at $184,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,562 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $188,000 after acquiring an additional 34 shares during the period. Finally, Burney Co. purchased a new position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd in the 2nd quarter valued at $202,000.

Shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (LQD) traded up 0.45% during trading on Thursday, hitting $121.68. 1,610,884 shares of the stock were exchanged. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd has a 12-month low of $115.55 and a 12-month high of $123.51. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $120.94 and its 200-day moving average is $119.48. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd also was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 10,004 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 145% compared to the typical daily volume of 4,076 put options.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be issued a $0.3202 dividend. This is a positive change from iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd’s previous monthly dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 1st. This represents a $3.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.17%.

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About iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index (the Index), which is a rules-based index consisting of liquid, the United States dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds for sale in the United States.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD)

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