iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) is Simplex Trading LLC’s 8th Largest Position

Simplex Trading LLC increased its holdings in shares of iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) by 10,454.5% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 337,745 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 334,545 shares during the period. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF comprises 0.1% of Simplex Trading LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest holding. Simplex Trading LLC’s holdings in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF were worth $45,757,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of TLT. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV boosted its position in shares of iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF by 104.1% during the third quarter. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV now owns 300 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $43,000 after buying an additional 153 shares during the period. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF by 1,309.1% in the 4th quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 310 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $42,000 after buying an additional 288 shares during the period. Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV acquired a new position in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF during the 3rd quarter worth about $45,000. Simon Quick Advisors LLC acquired a new position in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF during the 4th quarter worth about $47,000. Finally, Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF during the 4th quarter valued at about $57,000.

Separately, ValuEngine raised iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 25th.

Shares of TLT traded up $0.40 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $144.83. 6,694,708 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,879,713. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $139.67 and its 200-day moving average is $140.16. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF has a fifty-two week low of $118.64 and a fifty-two week high of $148.90.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 4th were paid a $0.242 dividend. This is a positive change from iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.22. The ex-dividend date was Monday, February 3rd. This represents a $2.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.00%.

About iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT)

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