Arbor Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) by 0.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 47,418 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 229 shares during the quarter. iShares Russell 2000 Index comprises 2.3% of Arbor Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 10th largest position. Arbor Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 Index were worth $7,259,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Morgan Stanley lifted its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 0.3% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 18,767,535 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,163,267,000 after purchasing an additional 49,724 shares during the last quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC lifted its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 35.3% in the fourth quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 3,232,683 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $432,856,000 after purchasing an additional 843,952 shares during the last quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC lifted its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 24.2% in the fourth quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,654,790 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $355,476,000 after purchasing an additional 516,575 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in iShares Russell 2000 Index by 6.9% in the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,639,998 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $353,495,000 after purchasing an additional 170,117 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 Index in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $305,656,000.

Shares of IWM stock opened at $157.17 on Tuesday. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a fifty-two week low of $125.81 and a fifty-two week high of $173.39.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 21st were given a $0.4121 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 20th. This represents a $1.65 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.05%.

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iShares Russell 2000 Index Company Profile

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). The Index is a float-adjusted capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market and includes securities issued by the approximately 2,000 smallest issuers in the Russell 3000 Index.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM)

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