iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

iShares Russell 2000 (NYSEARCA:IWM) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 78,357,806 shares, a drop of 7.6% from the March 15th total of 84,837,281 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 27,279,738 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.9 days.

Shares of NYSEARCA IWM opened at $155.32 on Tuesday. iShares Russell 2000 has a 52 week low of $134.12 and a 52 week high of $160.63.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of IWM. Farmers National Bank increased its stake in iShares Russell 2000 by 21.3% in the 4th quarter. Farmers National Bank now owns 5,026 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $101,000 after purchasing an additional 881 shares during the period. Woodard & Co. Asset Management Group Inc. ADV purchased a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Gradient Investments LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $117,000. Price Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $123,000. Finally, Ayalon Holdings Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $133,000.

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iShares Russell 2000 Company Profile

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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