Sterling Capital Management LLC Boosts Holdings in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (IJR)

Sterling Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSEARCA:IJR) by 121.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 7,090 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,894 shares during the quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC’s holdings in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index were worth $526,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. FMR LLC boosted its position in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 20.2% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 12,135,479 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $850,818,000 after acquiring an additional 2,036,878 shares in the last quarter. Scottrade Investment Management bought a new stake in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $104,245,000. Sage Advisory Services Ltd.Co. boosted its position in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 212.5% during the 3rd quarter. Sage Advisory Services Ltd.Co. now owns 1,812,678 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $134,446,000 after acquiring an additional 1,232,672 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 21.6% during the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,073,956 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $450,808,000 after acquiring an additional 1,078,369 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its position in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 46.8% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 3,009,013 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $210,962,000 after acquiring an additional 958,894 shares in the last quarter.

iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSEARCA IJR) traded up $0.36 during trading on Friday, reaching $79.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 415,491 shares. The company has a market cap of $37,350.00 and a PE ratio of 11.22. iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index has a fifty-two week low of $66.54 and a fifty-two week high of $79.94.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th were given a dividend of $0.2653 per share. This represents a $1.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.33%. This is a boost from iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index’s payout ratio is presently 12.98%.

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iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Company Profile

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF, formerly iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Fund, seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of publicly traded securities in the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSEARCA:IJR)

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