Short Interest in iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd (IEF) Rises By 90.8%

iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd (NASDAQ:IEF) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,033,231 shares, a growth of 90.8% from the April 30th total of 4,210,759 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,548,001 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days.

Shares of NASDAQ IEF opened at $101.89 on Friday. iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd has a 52 week low of $100.33 and a 52 week high of $108.81.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 7th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 2nd were paid a $0.1912 dividend. This represents a $2.29 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. This is an increase from iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd’s previous monthly dividend of $0.18. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 1st.



Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. purchased a new position in shares of iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd in the first quarter worth $149,000. Ledyard National Bank purchased a new position in shares of iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd in the fourth quarter worth $185,000. Sage Advisory Services Ltd.Co. purchased a new position in shares of iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd in the fourth quarter worth $201,000. Harwood Advisory Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd in the fourth quarter worth $203,000. Finally, ProVise Management Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd in the fourth quarter worth $226,000.

About iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd

iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (the Fund) is an is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of the United States Treasury bonds with remaining maturities between seven and ten years. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Barclays U.S.

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