iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) Short Interest Update

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) saw a significant decrease in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 18,776,993 shares, a decrease of 17.2% from the September 14th total of 22,667,197 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,567,885 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days.

Shares of NASDAQ:TLT opened at $114.47 on Friday. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF has a 52-week low of $112.62 and a 52-week high of $128.59.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 2nd were paid a $0.2609 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 1st. This represents a $3.13 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.73%.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Morgan Stanley lifted its holdings in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF by 170.1% during the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,485,528 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $667,699,000 after buying an additional 3,454,493 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc. purchased a new stake in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF during the second quarter worth $147,967,000. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC lifted its holdings in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF by 31,517.8% during the second quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC now owns 830,283 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $6,842,000 after buying an additional 827,657 shares during the period. James Investment Research Inc. purchased a new stake in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF during the second quarter worth $58,806,000. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF by 486.1% during the second quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 535,100 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $65,132,000 after buying an additional 443,800 shares during the period.

About iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of United States Treasury bonds with remaining maturities greater than 20 years. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Barclays U.S. 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index (the Underlying Index), which measures the performance of public obligations of the United States Treasury that have a remaining maturity of 20 or more years.

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