Balentine LLC Grows Position in iShares Trust (BATS:IEFA)

Balentine LLC grew its stake in iShares Trust (BATS:IEFA) by 2.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,627,447 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 115,246 shares during the period. iShares Trust accounts for 24.8% of Balentine LLC’s holdings, making the stock its biggest holding. Balentine LLC’s holdings in iShares Trust were worth $296,943,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of IEFA. Advantage Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares Trust by 15.4% during the third quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 12,360 shares of the company’s stock valued at $793,000 after purchasing an additional 1,651 shares in the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in iShares Trust by 15.9% in the third quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 37,324 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,396,000 after acquiring an additional 5,110 shares in the last quarter. Madison Investment Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in iShares Trust by 20.6% in the third quarter. Madison Investment Holdings Inc. now owns 38,415 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,465,000 after acquiring an additional 6,549 shares in the last quarter. Heritage Trust Co boosted its stake in iShares Trust by 18.3% in the third quarter. Heritage Trust Co now owns 45,476 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,918,000 after acquiring an additional 7,039 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in iShares Trust by 47.3% in the third quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 41,063 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,635,000 after acquiring an additional 13,179 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of iShares Trust (BATS IEFA) traded up $0.48 on Tuesday, reaching $66.57. 590,782 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. iShares Trust has a 52 week low of $53.50 and a 52 week high of $66.57.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th were issued a $0.7309 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.23%.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Trust (BATS:IEFA)

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