Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. Increases Stake in iShares MBS ETF (MBB)

Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its stake in iShares MBS ETF (NASDAQ:MBB) by 11.4% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 24,085 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,472 shares during the quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.’s holdings in iShares MBS ETF were worth $2,562,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares MBS ETF by 4.3% in the fourth quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 5,172,101 shares of the company’s stock worth $541,260,000 after buying an additional 214,734 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of iShares MBS ETF by 8.0% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,238,905 shares of the company’s stock worth $231,347,000 after buying an additional 166,178 shares during the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of iShares MBS ETF by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 1,246,128 shares of the company’s stock worth $130,407,000 after buying an additional 56,311 shares during the last quarter. Barclays PLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares MBS ETF by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 1,117,094 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,904,000 after buying an additional 35,470 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LPL Financial LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares MBS ETF by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 1,108,715 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,027,000 after buying an additional 47,802 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of MBB opened at $106.28 on Friday. iShares MBS ETF has a 52 week low of $101.75 and a 52 week high of $106.63.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 2nd were given a dividend of $0.2621 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a $3.15 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.96%.

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About iShares MBS ETF

iShares MBS ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results, which correspond to the price and yield performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. MBS Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of investment grade mortgage-backed pass-through securities issued by the Government National Mortgage (GNMA).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares MBS ETF (NASDAQ:MBB)

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