Great Lakes Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) by 8.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 21,972 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 1,718 shares during the period. Great Lakes Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd were worth $2,648,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Forward Management LLC bought a new stake in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter worth about $137,000. Trellus Management Company LLC bought a new stake in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter worth about $204,000. Lincoln National Corp bought a new stake in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter worth about $204,000. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd by 14.3% in the second quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC now owns 2,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $241,000 after buying an additional 250 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Annex Advisory Services LLC bought a new stake in iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd during the second quarter worth about $246,000.

Shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE LQD) opened at 121.21 on Monday. iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd has a 1-year low of $115.55 and a 1-year high of $124.45. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $120.74 and its 200-day moving average is $119.26.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 3rd were issued a $0.3179 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 1st. This represents a $3.81 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.15%.

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About iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD)

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