iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) Short Interest Down 11.6% in October

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSEARCA:IWM) saw a large decrease in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 83,892,605 shares, a decrease of 11.6% from the October 13th total of 94,909,822 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 21,832,878 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.8 days.

iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) opened at $146.21 on Wednesday. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 52-week low of $128.30 and a 52-week high of $150.68.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Edge Wealth Management LLC raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 1,138.2% in the 3rd quarter. Edge Wealth Management LLC now owns 681 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $101,000 after purchasing an additional 626 shares in the last quarter. Capital Analysts LLC raised its position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 19.0% in the 2nd quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 734 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $103,000 after purchasing an additional 117 shares in the last quarter. LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC bought a new stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Grove Bank & Trust increased its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 19.6% in the 2nd quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 762 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $107,000 after acquiring an additional 125 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index by 33.3% in the 3rd quarter. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC now owns 14,757 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 3,685 shares during the last quarter.

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About iShares Russell 2000 Index

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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