iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOV) Short Interest Up 17.5% in December

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOVGet Rating) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 49,000 shares, a growth of 17.5% from the December 15th total of 41,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 244,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.2 days.

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF Stock Down 0.5 %

NASDAQ:IGOV opened at $40.84 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $39.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.15. iShares International Treasury Bond ETF has a fifty-two week low of $35.47 and a fifty-two week high of $49.96.

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF Cuts Dividend

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 16th were given a $0.042 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 15th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.23%.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On iShares International Treasury Bond ETF

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in IGOV. Assetmark Inc. boosted its position in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF by 25.6% in the 2nd quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,608 shares of the company’s stock valued at $66,000 after buying an additional 328 shares during the period. Simplex Trading LLC boosted its position in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF by 900.0% in the 3rd quarter. Simplex Trading LLC now owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $73,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. boosted its position in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF by 17.8% in the 1st quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 3,151 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 477 shares during the period. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Finally, HB Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $207,000.

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF Company Profile

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iShares International Treasury Bond ETF, formerly iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance, of the S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Index Ex US (the Index).

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