Covington Capital Management Increases Stake in iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR)

Covington Capital Management boosted its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJR) by 0.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 352,979 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,126 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF accounts for 1.7% of Covington Capital Management’s portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest position. Covington Capital Management owned about 0.06% of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF worth $24,469,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF in the 3rd quarter valued at $236,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF by 487.5% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,500,481 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $218,142,000 after acquiring an additional 2,074,857 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its holdings in iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF by 66.5% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 173,950 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $15,175,000 after acquiring an additional 69,490 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its holdings in iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF by 12.6% during the 3rd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 9,160 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $799,000 after acquiring an additional 1,024 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF by 34.0% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,922,723 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $691,178,000 after acquiring an additional 2,010,925 shares in the last quarter.

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF stock traded down $0.28 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $79.06. 2,426,372 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,973,293. iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF has a 12 month low of $65.04 and a 12 month high of $90.56.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 21st were issued a dividend of $0.2605 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 20th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.32%.

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iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF Profile

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF, formerly iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Fund, seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of publicly traded securities in the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJR)

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