Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management Invests $2.44 Million in iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF (BATS:EFAV)

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Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management purchased a new position in shares of iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF (BATS:EFAV) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 32,771 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,443,000. iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF makes up about 1.0% of Livingston Group Asset Management CO operating as Southport Capital Management’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 26th biggest holding.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF by 16.4% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,164 shares of the company’s stock worth $447,000 after acquiring an additional 869 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF by 2.2% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 31,705 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,303,000 after purchasing an additional 690 shares during the period. Bank of Nova Scotia bought a new position in iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF during the second quarter worth $259,000. AXA increased its holdings in shares of iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF by 5.0% in the second quarter. AXA now owns 66,397 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,823,000 after purchasing an additional 3,140 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF by 4.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,271,334 shares of the company’s stock valued at $455,548,000 after purchasing an additional 280,935 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of BATS EFAV traded up $0.16 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $75.38. 200,880 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $74.79 and its 200-day simple moving average is $73.56. iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF has a twelve month low of $64.68 and a twelve month high of $76.51.

The business also recently disclosed a semi-annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 17th were given a dividend of $1.7344 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 16th. This represents a yield of 2.9%.

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