iShares ESG Advanced High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ:HYXF) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

iShares ESG Advanced High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ:HYXF) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,500 shares, a growth of 133.3% from the August 15th total of 1,500 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.4 days.

HYXF traded down $0.12 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $52.65. 7,856 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 14,308. The company’s 50-day moving average is $52.51 and its 200 day moving average is $52.22. iShares ESG Advanced High Yield Corporate Bond ETF has a 52 week low of $50.36 and a 52 week high of $52.99.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 2nd were paid a $0.169 dividend. This represents a $2.03 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 1st.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of HYXF. Flow Traders U.S. LLC bought a new position in shares of iShares ESG Advanced High Yield Corporate Bond ETF in the 1st quarter worth approximately $5,322,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of iShares ESG Advanced High Yield Corporate Bond ETF in the 1st quarter worth approximately $1,608,000. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc lifted its stake in shares of iShares ESG Advanced High Yield Corporate Bond ETF by 44.1% in the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 4,276 shares of the company’s stock worth $225,000 after purchasing an additional 1,309 shares during the period.

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