Stratford Consulting LLC Acquires 10,757 Shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF (NEAR)

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Stratford Consulting LLC increased its holdings in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF (BATS:NEAR) by 107.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 20,757 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,757 shares during the period. iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF makes up 0.4% of Stratford Consulting LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. Stratford Consulting LLC’s holdings in iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF were worth $1,043,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. National Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF by 6.8% in the first quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 25,413 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,277,000 after acquiring an additional 1,624 shares in the last quarter. Foster & Motley Inc. raised its holdings in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF by 33.8% in the first quarter. Foster & Motley Inc. now owns 17,207 shares of the company’s stock worth $864,000 after buying an additional 4,343 shares during the last quarter. PFG Advisors raised its holdings in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF by 16.6% in the first quarter. PFG Advisors now owns 72,855 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,661,000 after buying an additional 10,380 shares during the last quarter. Bernardo Wealth Planning LLC raised its holdings in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF by 3.5% in the first quarter. Bernardo Wealth Planning LLC now owns 117,872 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,922,000 after buying an additional 3,973 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF by 2,142.5% in the first quarter. Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 5,853 shares of the company’s stock worth $294,000 after buying an additional 5,592 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of BATS NEAR traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $50.23. The company had a trading volume of 159,790 shares. iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF has a 1 year low of $50.10 and a 1 year high of $50.30.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 2nd were issued a $0.119 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a $1.43 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.84%. This is a boost from iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

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