Comerica Securities Inc. boosted its stake in shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSE:BKLN) by 0.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 32,193 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 115 shares during the period. Comerica Securities Inc.’s holdings in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II were worth $745,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 37.2% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 7,762,356 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $179,744,000 after buying an additional 2,102,624 shares during the last quarter. Buckingham Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 5.5% during the second quarter. Buckingham Capital Management Inc. now owns 157,419 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,643,000 after buying an additional 8,156 shares during the last quarter. Fiera Capital Corp boosted its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 215.2% during the second quarter. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 1,571,261 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $36,359,000 after buying an additional 1,072,737 shares during the last quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 8.8% during the second quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 556,171 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $12,870,000 after buying an additional 45,040 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its stake in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 145.9% during the second 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 during the last quarter.

PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSE BKLN) traded up 0.04% during trading on Friday, reaching $23.12. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,492,222 shares. PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II has a 52 week low of $22.96 and a 52 week high of $23.46. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $23.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $23.22.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 17th were given a dividend of $0.0691 per share. This is an increase from PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II’s previous monthly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 15th. This represents a $0.83 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.58%.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSE:BKLN)

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