iShares Russell Midcap Value Index (IWS) Short Interest Update

iShares Russell Midcap Value Index (NYSEARCA:IWS) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 816,171 shares, a growth of 50.7% from the November 15th total of 541,606 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 380,221 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.

Shares of iShares Russell Midcap Value Index (IWS) traded up $0.43 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $91.44. 1,411,735 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 577,344. iShares Russell Midcap Value Index has a 52 week low of $80.65 and a 52 week high of $91.46. The firm has a market cap of $11,060.00 and a P/E ratio of 12.60.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were issued a $0.5007 dividend. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. iShares Russell Midcap Value Index’s payout ratio is 24.10%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Betterment LLC lifted its stake in iShares Russell Midcap Value Index by 2.6% during the third quarter. Betterment LLC now owns 569,961 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,407,000 after buying an additional 14,466 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Financial LLC lifted its stake in iShares Russell Midcap Value Index by 120.7% during the third quarter. Virtu Financial LLC now owns 14,837 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,260,000 after buying an additional 8,114 shares in the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in iShares Russell Midcap Value Index by 130.1% during the third quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 85,161 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,233,000 after buying an additional 48,151 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its stake in iShares Russell Midcap Value Index by 22.0% during the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 203,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,258,000 after buying an additional 36,700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in iShares Russell Midcap Value Index during the third quarter valued at about $7,001,000.

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iShares Russell Midcap Value Index Company Profile

iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares Russell Midcap Value Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell Midcap Value Index (the Value Index). The Value Index measures the performance of the mid-capitalization value sector of the United States equity market.

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