Meridian Investment Counsel Inc. maintained its position in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSE:IJR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,622 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. Meridian Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index were worth $745,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Private Vista LLC grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 8,697.8% during the 2nd quarter. Private Vista LLC now owns 20,838,673 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $12,102,000 after purchasing an additional 20,601,810 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Alpha LLC grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 4.2% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Alpha LLC now owns 105,886 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $7,427,000 after purchasing an additional 4,303 shares in the last quarter. Nations Financial Group Inc. IA ADV grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 61.9% during the 2nd quarter. Nations Financial Group Inc. IA ADV now owns 56,008 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,927,000 after purchasing an additional 21,405 shares in the last quarter. South Texas Money Management Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. South Texas Money Management Ltd. now owns 2,788,910 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $195,530,000 after purchasing an additional 49,227 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Private Wealth Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 27.7% during the 2nd quarter. Private Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 37,845 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,653,000 after purchasing an additional 8,217 shares in the last quarter.

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iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (IJR) traded up 0.31% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $74.22. The stock had a trading volume of 3,310,886 shares. iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index has a 52 week low of $57.72 and a 52 week high of $74.31. The company’s 50 day moving average is $69.10 and its 200-day moving average is $69.32.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 27th were paid a $0.2262 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, September 26th. This is a positive change from iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.22%.

About iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF, formerly iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Fund, seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of publicly traded securities in the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSE:IJR)

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