iShares GNMA Bond ETF (NASDAQ:GNMA) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 28th, there was short interest totalling 69,800 shares, an increase of 13,860.0% from the May 13th total of 500 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 54,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.3 days.
Shares of NASDAQ GNMA traded up $0.02 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $50.14. 63,732 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 66,206. iShares GNMA Bond ETF has a 52 week low of $49.03 and a 52 week high of $51.78. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $50.22.
The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 4th were paid a dividend of $0.067 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 3rd. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.60%.
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