iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF Target of Unusually Large Options Trades (NASDAQ:SHY)

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iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:SHY – Get Rating) was the target of unusual options trading activity on Monday. Equity investors bought 2,315 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 120% from the typical volume of 1,051 put options.

iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF Equity down 0.0%

SHY stock traded down $0.04 at midday Monday, hitting $81.18. The company had a trading volume of 33,284 shares, compared to an average volume of 5,902,390. iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF has a 1-year low of $81.15 and a 1-year high of $86.18. The company has a 50-day moving average of $82.34 and a two-hundred-day moving average of $82.80.

iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF increases its dividend

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 8. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 2 received a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 1. This represents a dividend of $1.20 on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.48%. This is an increase from iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.09.

Institutional entries and exits

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently changed their holdings in the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF by 11.5% in Q2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 15,155,544 shares of the company valued at $1,254,727,000 after purchasing an additional 1,559,146 shares in the last quarter. Assetmark Inc. increased its stake in iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF by 12.1% in Q2. Assetmark Inc. now owns 14,878,917 shares of the company valued at $1,231,826,000 after purchasing an additional 1,609,698 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its position in iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF by 49.5% in Q2. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 8,647,923 shares of the company worth $715,962,000 after purchasing an additional 2,862,384 shares in the last quarter. UBS Group AG increased its position in iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF by 26.9% in the second quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 6,371,892 shares of the company worth $527,528,000 after purchasing an additional 1,349,542 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Captrust Financial Advisors increased its position in iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF by 43.1% in the 2nd quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 5,801,041 shares of the company worth $480,268,000 after purchasing an additional 1,748,046 shares in the last quarter.

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