Verity Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSEARCA:VRP) by 42.1% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 106,849 shares of the company’s stock after selling 77,798 shares during the period. PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II makes up about 2.0% of Verity Asset Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 11th largest holding. Verity Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II were worth $2,720,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Calton & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II during the fourth quarter worth $130,000. Wealth Architects LLC bought a new stake in shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II during the fourth quarter worth $266,000. Carmichael Hill & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II during the fourth quarter worth $300,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II during the fourth quarter worth $472,000. Finally, Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC increased its position in shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II by 27.7% during the fourth quarter. Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC now owns 18,699 shares of the company’s stock worth $480,000 after acquiring an additional 4,058 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (VRP) opened at $25.19 on Monday. PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II has a 12-month low of $24.94 and a 12-month high of $26.49.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 23rd were given a dividend of $0.1055 per share. This is an increase from PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II’s previous monthly dividend of $0.09. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, January 22nd. This represents a $1.27 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.03%.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSEARCA:VRP)

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