Short Interest in iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) Grows By 13.5%

iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 18,626,455 shares, an increase of 13.5% from the June 15th total of 16,416,082 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,102,905 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days.

Shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ TLT) traded down 0.59% on Tuesday, hitting $124.33. The stock had a trading volume of 4,232,002 shares. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond has a 12-month low of $116.49 and a 12-month high of $140.86. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $125.03 and its 200 day moving average price is $122.18.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.2687 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 1st. This represents a $3.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.58%. This is a boost from iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond’s previous monthly dividend of $0.26.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of TLT. E&G Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 5.4% in the second quarter. E&G Advisors LP now owns 53,251 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $6,663,000 after buying an additional 2,747 shares during the period. Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 2.2% in the second quarter. Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC now owns 7,259 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $900,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the period. Park Avenue Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond during the second quarter valued at about $7,121,000. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. boosted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 20.2% in the second quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 21,941 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,745,000 after buying an additional 3,691 shares during the period. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond by 396.7% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 47,883 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $5,991,000 after buying an additional 38,243 shares during the period.

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iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond Company Profile

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of United States Treasury bonds with remaining maturities greater than 20 years. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Barclays U.S. 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index (the Underlying Index), which measures the performance of public obligations of the United States Treasury that have a remaining maturity of 20 or more years.

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