iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NYSE:LQD)

iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors acquired 19,574 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 425% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,726 call options.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. raised its stake in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 0.6% in the second quarter. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. now owns 2,648 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $319,000 after buying an additional 16 shares in the last quarter. Chemical Bank increased its position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 0.3% in the second quarter. Chemical Bank now owns 5,902 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $711,000 after buying an additional 16 shares during the last quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. increased its position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 1.4% in the second quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. now owns 2,537 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $306,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 2.2% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,562 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $188,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Roundview Capital LLC increased its position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 0.3% in the second quarter. Roundview Capital LLC now owns 17,360 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,092,000 after buying an additional 58 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE LQD) opened at 120.49 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $120.71 and its 200 day moving average price is $119.01. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd has a 52 week low of $115.55 and a 52 week high of $124.45.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd were paid a $0.3179 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 1st. This represents a $3.81 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.17%.

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iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd Company Profile

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Markit iBoxx USD Liquid Investment Grade Index (the Index), which is a rules-based index consisting of liquid, the United States dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds for sale in the United States.

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