iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOV) Short Interest Up 11.2% in August

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:IGOV) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 130,700 shares, an increase of 11.2% from the August 15th total of 117,500 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 250,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.5 days.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in IGOV. UBS Group AG boosted its holdings in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF by 4.9% during the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 55,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,733,000 after purchasing an additional 2,599 shares during the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF in the first quarter worth about $297,000. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC raised its position in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF by 1.5% in the first quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 20,690 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,020,000 after acquiring an additional 314 shares during the period. Personal Capital Advisors Corp raised its position in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF by 6.5% in the first quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp now owns 1,745,575 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,425,000 after acquiring an additional 106,669 shares during the period. Finally, Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC raised its position in iShares International Treasury Bond ETF by 9.6% in the first quarter. Mackey Komara & Dankovich LLC now owns 15,125 shares of the company’s stock worth $746,000 after acquiring an additional 1,320 shares during the period.

Shares of NASDAQ IGOV opened at $53.41 on Friday. iShares International Treasury Bond ETF has a 1-year low of $45.22 and a 1-year high of $53.98. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $53.30 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.03.

About iShares International Treasury Bond ETF

iShares International Treasury Bond ETF, formerly iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance, of the S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Index Ex US (the Index).

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