Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. grew its stake in iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF (BATS:NEAR) by 204.8% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 52,425 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 35,225 shares during the quarter. iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF comprises 0.9% of Ausdal Financial Partners Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest holding. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc.’s holdings in iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF were worth $2,628,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in NEAR. White Lighthouse Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF in the 4th quarter valued at about $1,058,000. Atria Investments LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF by 20.9% in the 4th quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 32,454 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,627,000 after buying an additional 5,611 shares during the period. CWM LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF by 36.5% in the 4th quarter. CWM LLC now owns 368,908 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,490,000 after buying an additional 98,721 shares during the period. Watermark Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF by 12.7% in the 4th quarter. Watermark Asset Management Inc. now owns 25,629 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,285,000 after buying an additional 2,883 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF by 488.3% in the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 44,969 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,254,000 after buying an additional 37,325 shares during the period.

iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF (BATS:NEAR) opened at $50.16 on Thursday. iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF has a 52 week low of $50.10 and a 52 week high of $50.30.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 7th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.0746 per share. This is a boost from iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.78%.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF (BATS:NEAR)

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