iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF (NASDAQ:IUSG) Short Interest Up 179.5% in March

iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF (NASDAQ:IUSGGet Rating) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 208,800 shares, a growth of 179.5% from the March 15th total of 74,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 725,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.3 days.

IUSG opened at $101.45 on Thursday. iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF has a twelve month low of $91.65 and a twelve month high of $117.49. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $102.12 and its 200 day moving average price is $107.40.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 30th. Investors of record on Friday, March 25th were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 24th. This is a positive change from iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.79%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of IUSG. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF by 6.0% during the second quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 31,066,745 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,137,119,000 after acquiring an additional 1,752,789 shares during the last quarter. Park Avenue Securities LLC boosted its position in iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF by 6.3% during the third quarter. Park Avenue Securities LLC now owns 4,285 shares of the company’s stock worth $439,000 after acquiring an additional 253 shares during the last quarter. Meritage Portfolio Management boosted its holdings in iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF by 13.2% in the 3rd quarter. Meritage Portfolio Management now owns 7,322 shares of the company’s stock valued at $750,000 after purchasing an additional 855 shares during the last quarter. Endurance Wealth Management Inc. boosted its holdings in iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF by 11.0% in the 3rd quarter. Endurance Wealth Management Inc. now owns 4,550 shares of the company’s stock valued at $466,000 after purchasing an additional 450 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Signaturefd LLC boosted its holdings in iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF by 78.1% in the 3rd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 1,156 shares of the company’s stock valued at $118,000 after purchasing an additional 507 shares during the last quarter.

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