Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lessened its stake in shares of iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (BATS:QUAL) by 43.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,937 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,980 shares during the quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC’s holdings in iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF were worth $746,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Beacon Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF in the second quarter valued at $115,000. Kabarec Financial Advisors Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF during the second quarter valued at $165,000. Partnervest Advisory Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF during the second quarter valued at $212,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp acquired a new stake in shares of iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF during the second quarter valued at $214,000. Finally, Visionary Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF during the second quarter valued at $225,000.

Shares of QUAL traded up $1.22 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $85.27. 850,801 shares of the company traded hands. iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF has a fifty-two week low of $71.96 and a fifty-two week high of $88.63.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 27th were paid a $0.3683 dividend. This represents a $1.47 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 26th.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (BATS:QUAL)

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