ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEARCA:UVXY) Trading Up 8.7%

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEARCA:UVXYGet Rating) traded up 8.7% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $17.04 and last traded at $16.90. 1,940,962 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 81,587,602 shares. The stock had previously closed at $15.55.

The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $15.18 and its 200 day simple moving average is $15.54.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Antonetti Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF by 25.0% during the 1st quarter. Antonetti Capital Management LLC now owns 9,971 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 1,995 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. grew its holdings in ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF by 7,189.7% during the first quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 5,686 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $77,000 after acquiring an additional 5,608 shares during the period. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. grew its holdings in ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF by 14.6% in the first quarter. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. now owns 45,809 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $617,000 after purchasing an additional 5,848 shares during the period. Fifth Third Bancorp lifted its position in ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF by 171.7% during the fourth quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 11,413 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $142,000 after buying an additional 7,213 shares in the last quarter. Finally, HighTower Advisors LLC raised its position in ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF by 64.0% in the first quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 21,233 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $285,000 after purchasing an additional 8,285 shares during the period.

About ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEARCA:UVXY)

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to one and one-half times (1.5x) the daily performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index. UVXY provides leveraged exposure to the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index, which measures the returns of a portfolio of monthly VIX futures contracts with a weighted average of one month to expiration.

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