Short Interest in iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF (NASDAQ:ESGU) Increases By 5.0%

iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF (NASDAQ:ESGUGet Free Report) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 931,600 shares, a growth of 5.0% from the February 29th total of 887,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 914,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.0 days.

iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF Trading Up 0.2 %

NASDAQ ESGU traded up $0.25 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $114.25. 69,611 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 931,428. iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF has a fifty-two week low of $88.86 and a fifty-two week high of $115.29. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $111.32 and its 200-day simple moving average is $103.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.64 billion, a PE ratio of 18.83 and a beta of 1.02.

iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF Dividend Announcement

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.3842 per share. This represents a $1.54 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 21st.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. CVA Family Office LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $27,000. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust bought a new position in shares of iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $27,000. Harbor Investment Advisory LLC raised its stake in shares of iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF by 120.4% in the 4th quarter. Harbor Investment Advisory LLC now owns 313 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,000 after acquiring an additional 171 shares in the last quarter. DHJJ Financial Advisors Ltd. bought a new position in shares of iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $35,000. Finally, FNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $46,000.

iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF Company Profile

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The iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF (ESGU) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus index. The fund tracks an index composed of US companies that are selected and weighted for positive environmental, social and governance characteristics. ESGU was launched on Dec 1, 2016 and is managed by BlackRock.

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