WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund (NASDAQ:DGRS) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund (NASDAQ:DGRSGet Rating) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,700 shares, a growth of 64.2% from the March 15th total of 5,300 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 17,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.5 days.

DGRS stock traded down $0.07 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $43.81. The stock had a trading volume of 18,325 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,399. WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund has a 12-month low of $42.43 and a 12-month high of $49.41. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $44.56 and its 200 day moving average price is $45.80.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 28th were paid a $0.17 dividend. This is a boost from WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund’s previous monthly dividend of $0.04. This represents a $2.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 25th.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Private Wealth Strategies L.L.C. lifted its holdings in shares of WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund by 4.5% during the 4th quarter. Private Wealth Strategies L.L.C. now owns 236,043 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,232,000 after acquiring an additional 10,105 shares in the last quarter. Amplius Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund during the 4th quarter valued at $142,000. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI lifted its holdings in shares of WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund by 5.3% during the 1st quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI now owns 43,073 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,922,000 after acquiring an additional 2,175 shares in the last quarter. Waverton Investment Management Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund by 7.1% during the 4th quarter. Waverton Investment Management Ltd now owns 22,020 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,165,000 after acquiring an additional 1,460 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Princeton Global Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund by 5.9% during the 4th quarter. Princeton Global Asset Management LLC now owns 14,134 shares of the company’s stock valued at $673,000 after acquiring an additional 791 shares in the last quarter.

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