iShares Trust (IEFA) Shares Bought by Franklin Resources Inc.

Franklin Resources Inc. grew its stake in shares of iShares Trust (BATS:IEFA) by 3.4% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,433,470 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 46,649 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc.’s holdings in iShares Trust were worth $94,738,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in IEFA. Westside Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Trust by 11.7% during the third quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 127,091 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,149,000 after purchasing an additional 13,296 shares during the last quarter. BB&T Investment Services Inc. lifted its stake in iShares Trust by 69.9% in the 3rd quarter. BB&T Investment Services Inc. now owns 73,710 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,735,000 after acquiring an additional 30,338 shares in the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in iShares Trust by 15.9% in the 3rd quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 37,324 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,396,000 after acquiring an additional 5,110 shares in the last quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in iShares Trust by 15.4% in the 3rd quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 12,360 shares of the company’s stock worth $793,000 after acquiring an additional 1,651 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Heritage Trust Co lifted its stake in iShares Trust by 18.3% in the 3rd quarter. Heritage Trust Co now owns 45,476 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,918,000 after acquiring an additional 7,039 shares in the last quarter.

iShares Trust stock traded down $0.51 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $65.44. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 886,401 shares. iShares Trust has a 52-week low of $56.55 and a 52-week high of $70.84.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Trust (BATS:IEFA)

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