Freedman Financial Associates Inc. Grows Stock Holdings in iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM)

Freedman Financial Associates Inc. grew its holdings in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWMGet Rating) by 20.3% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 2,251 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 380 shares during the period. Freedman Financial Associates Inc.’s holdings in iShares Russell 2000 ETF were worth $468,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Rafferty Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 24.5% in the fourth quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 5,932,906 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,319,775,000 after purchasing an additional 1,165,941 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 6.1% in the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 3,979,660 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $885,276,000 after purchasing an additional 228,711 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp boosted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 2,461,868 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $547,642,000 after purchasing an additional 61,738 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 554.0% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 2,420,960 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $543,070,000 after purchasing an additional 2,954,160 shares during the period. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its stake in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 7.4% in the fourth quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 2,175,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $483,829,000 after purchasing an additional 150,000 shares during the period.

IWM traded up $0.58 during trading on Thursday, hitting $168.40. The company had a trading volume of 757,239 shares, compared to its average volume of 26,413,068. The business has a 50-day moving average of $182.75 and a 200-day moving average of $198.69. iShares Russell 2000 ETF has a 1-year low of $162.78 and a 1-year high of $244.46.

iShares Russell 2000 ETF Company Profile (Get Rating)

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM)

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