Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Has $5.51 Million Stake in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (IJR)

Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSEARCA:IJR) by 251.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 63,181 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 45,200 shares during the quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s holdings in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index were worth $5,512,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Blair William & Co. IL boosted its stake in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 21.0% in the first quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 32,210 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,480,000 after buying an additional 5,600 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 144.4% in the first quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 258,884 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $19,937,000 after buying an additional 152,979 shares in the last quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC boosted its stake in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 101.3% in the first quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC now owns 17,411 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,341,000 after buying an additional 8,762 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC boosted its stake in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index by 346.4% in the first quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 75,316 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $5,800,000 after buying an additional 58,445 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index in the first quarter valued at about $296,000.

NYSEARCA:IJR opened at $81.84 on Wednesday. iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index has a twelve month low of $72.12 and a twelve month high of $90.56.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, September 27th were paid a $0.2873 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 26th. This is a positive change from iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. This represents a $1.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.40%.

iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (NYSEARCA:IJR)

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