Short Interest in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Drops By 42.3%

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of October. As of October 13th, there was short interest totalling 7,773,243 shares, a drop of 42.3% from the September 29th total of 13,472,543 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,018,132 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days.

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) opened at 58.42 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $56.31 and its 200 day moving average price is $54.26. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 12-month low of $48.79 and a 12-month high of $58.43.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Intellectus Partners LLC increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 0.3% during the second quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 1,878 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 5 shares during the period. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 82.0% during the third quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 2,047 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 922 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 234.3% during the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,925 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $157,000 after acquiring an additional 2,050 shares during the period. LGL Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the second quarter worth $215,000. Finally, Hancock Holding Co. increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 4.6% during the second quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 4,066 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $218,000 after acquiring an additional 178 shares during the period.

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iShares MSCI Japan ETF Company Profile

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (the fund), formerly Ishares Msci Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of publicly traded securities in the Japanese market, as measured by the MSCI Japan Index (the Index).

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