Short Interest in iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) Rises By 74.2%

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJR) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 5,250,167 shares, a growth of 74.2% from the March 15th total of 3,014,448 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,248,941 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of IJR. P Solve Investments Ltd bought a new position in shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF during the third quarter worth about $486,165,000. LPL Financial LLC raised its position in shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF by 40.3% during the fourth quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 4,519,596 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $347,150,000 after acquiring an additional 1,298,856 shares during the last quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF during the fourth quarter worth about $39,365,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 9,450,430 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $725,887,000 after purchasing an additional 473,119 shares in the last quarter. Finally, MainStreet Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF in the fourth quarter worth approximately $34,394,000.

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF stock opened at $79.12 on Tuesday. iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF has a 12 month low of $66.76 and a 12 month high of $80.68.

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About iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF

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.

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