Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:AMLP) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 23,082,322 shares, a drop of 12.8% from the February 15th total of 26,457,063 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,438,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days.

AMLP opened at $9.89 on Friday. Alerian MLP ETF has a 52 week low of $8.27 and a 52 week high of $11.41.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 15th were given a dividend of $0.195 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 14th. This represents a $0.78 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.89%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its position in Alerian MLP ETF by 48.6% during the 4th quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 26,186 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $229,000 after acquiring an additional 8,560 shares in the last quarter. Swaine & Leidel Wealth Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Alerian MLP ETF in the 4th quarter worth $119,000. Omnia Family Wealth LLC boosted its position in shares of Alerian MLP ETF by 530.3% in the 4th quarter. Omnia Family Wealth LLC now owns 321,458 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,806,000 after purchasing an additional 270,458 shares in the last quarter. Access Financial Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Alerian MLP ETF in the 4th quarter worth $440,000. Finally, HRT Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Alerian MLP ETF in the 4th quarter worth $849,000.

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About Alerian MLP ETF

ALERIAN MLP ETF seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index (the Index). The Index is a rules based, modified capitalization weighted, float adjusted index intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the United States energy infrastructure Master Limited Partnership (MLP) asset class.

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