BB&T Securities LLC increased its stake in iShares Trust (BATS:IEFA) by 14.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,264,662 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 161,563 shares during the quarter. iShares Trust comprises about 1.1% of BB&T Securities LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th biggest holding. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in iShares Trust were worth $83,581,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of IEFA. Raymond James & Associates lifted its holdings in iShares Trust by 25.0% in the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 30,308,996 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,003,122,000 after acquiring an additional 6,065,819 shares during the last quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares Trust during the 4th quarter worth about $172,132,000. Truepoint Inc. raised its holdings in iShares Trust by 4,055.4% during the 3rd quarter. Truepoint Inc. now owns 1,932,415 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,932,000 after buying an additional 1,885,911 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its holdings in iShares Trust by 52.0% during the 4th quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 4,193,157 shares of the company’s stock worth $277,126,000 after buying an additional 1,433,893 shares during the period. Finally, First Command Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares Trust during the 4th quarter worth about $91,672,000.
BATS IEFA traded down $0.51 on Friday, hitting $65.44. 886,401 shares of the company were exchanged. iShares Trust has a twelve month low of $56.55 and a twelve month high of $70.84.
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