iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ:SLQD) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 483,800 shares, an increase of 452.3% from the December 15th total of 87,600 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 272,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days.

SLQD opened at $52.15 on Thursday. iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF has a twelve month low of $43.34 and a twelve month high of $52.30. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $52.15 and a 200 day simple moving average of $52.10.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of SLQD. Bank of New York Mellon Corp bought a new stake in iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF during the second quarter worth about $1,180,000. TIAA FSB lifted its position in iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF by 1.6% during the third quarter. TIAA FSB now owns 388,006 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,223,000 after purchasing an additional 6,085 shares during the period. ETF Portfolio Partners Inc. lifted its position in iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF by 4.9% during the third quarter. ETF Portfolio Partners Inc. now owns 33,670 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,755,000 after purchasing an additional 1,587 shares during the period. Rosenberg Matthew Hamilton lifted its position in iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF by 29.4% during the third quarter. Rosenberg Matthew Hamilton now owns 25,693 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,339,000 after purchasing an additional 5,839 shares during the period. Finally, Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. lifted its position in iShares 0-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF by 11.6% during the third quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. now owns 449,806 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,444,000 after purchasing an additional 46,722 shares during the period.

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