Short Interest in iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:IYR) Increases By 15.8%

iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:IYR) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 22,367,759 shares, an increase of 15.8% from the March 29th total of 19,322,847 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,658,866 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.9 days.

iShares US Real Estate ETF stock traded down $0.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $87.98. 4,416,157 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 8,480,479. iShares US Real Estate ETF has a 12-month low of $71.41 and a 12-month high of $88.52.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of IYR. Peak Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF by 3.5% during the 1st quarter. Peak Asset Management LLC now owns 3,924 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $342,000 after purchasing an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF by 33.7% during the 1st quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 536 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $46,000 after purchasing an additional 135 shares during the last quarter. Courier Capital LLC lifted its holdings in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. Courier Capital LLC now owns 51,651 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,496,000 after purchasing an additional 148 shares during the last quarter. Huntington National Bank lifted its holdings in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF by 5.0% during the 1st quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 3,171 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $276,000 after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Blair William & Co. IL lifted its holdings in shares of iShares US Real Estate ETF by 1.7% during the 1st quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 9,617 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $837,000 after purchasing an additional 163 shares during the last quarter.

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About iShares US Real Estate ETF

iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF, formerly iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund (the Fund), is a non-diversified fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the real estate sector of the United States equity market, and includes companies in the industry groups, such as real estate holding and development and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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