iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJR) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,772,350 shares, a growth of 53.7% from the July 13th total of 5,055,510 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,893,042 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.0 days.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in IJR. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new stake in iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF during the fourth quarter worth about $1,296,000. New England Professional Planning Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF by 7.1% in the first quarter. New England Professional Planning Group Inc. now owns 59,437 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,627,000 after acquiring an additional 3,950 shares during the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF in the first quarter worth about $1,065,000. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV lifted its holdings in shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF by 10.3% in the first quarter. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV now owns 116,801 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $8,995,000 after acquiring an additional 10,865 shares during the last quarter. Finally, HL Financial Services LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF in the first quarter worth about $10,391,000.

Shares of iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF stock opened at $88.19 on Friday. iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF has a 12-month low of $66.76 and a 12-month high of $88.27.

About iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF

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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