Traders Buy Large Volume of iShares Russell 2000 ETF Put Options (NYSEARCA:IWM)

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWMGet Rating) saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Investors bought 1,222,229 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 56% compared to the average volume of 782,237 put options.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in IWM. Peoples Financial Services CORP. bought a new position in shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF in the first quarter valued at approximately $34,000. Banco de Sabadell S.A bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 ETF during the first quarter worth approximately $34,000. Nauset Wealth Management. LLC bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 ETF during the first quarter worth approximately $35,000. Hardy Reed LLC bought a new stake in iShares Russell 2000 ETF during the first quarter worth approximately $39,000. Finally, TFC Financial Management boosted its holdings in iShares Russell 2000 ETF by 131.3% during the second quarter. TFC Financial Management now owns 229 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $39,000 after buying an additional 130 shares in the last quarter.

iShares Russell 2000 ETF Trading Down 2.9 %

Shares of iShares Russell 2000 ETF stock traded down $5.04 on Friday, hitting $166.35. The company had a trading volume of 2,035,133 shares, compared to its average volume of 24,253,548. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $186.09 and a 200-day simple moving average of $186.59. iShares Russell 2000 ETF has a 52 week low of $162.78 and a 52 week high of $244.46.

iShares Russell 2000 ETF Company Profile

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iShares Russell 2000 ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). The Index is a float-adjusted capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market and includes securities issued by the approximately 2,000 smallest issuers in the Russell 3000 Index.

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