iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF (SCZ) Short Interest Down 48.5% in December

iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF (NASDAQ:SCZ) was the target of a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 584,669 shares, a drop of 48.5% from the December 15th total of 1,135,924 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 888,270 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.7 days.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SCZ. Mackenzie Financial Corp grew its holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF by 356.0% during the 3rd quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 729,565 shares of the company’s stock valued at $45,233,000 after purchasing an additional 569,565 shares in the last quarter. Truepoint Inc. grew its holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF by 6,178.8% during the 3rd quarter. Truepoint Inc. now owns 553,598 shares of the company’s stock valued at $554,000 after purchasing an additional 544,781 shares in the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF by 278.6% during the 3rd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 533,589 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,069,000 after purchasing an additional 392,642 shares in the last quarter. Trellis Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF during the 4th quarter valued at $8,610,000. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF by 8.3% during the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,474,255 shares of the company’s stock valued at $91,405,000 after purchasing an additional 112,526 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF (NASDAQ:SCZ) opened at $67.34 on Friday. iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF has a fifty-two week low of $50.85 and a fifty-two week high of $67.34.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th were issued a dividend of $0.7547 per share. This represents a yield of 2.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 19th.

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iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF Company Profile

Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. is a Canada-based company engaged in the operation, exploration and commercial exploitation of mining concessions in Mexico, with a primary focus on silver, but also, including gold, lead and zinc. The Company is focused on its producing property, the Rosario Mine. In addition, the Company is also exploring three other mineral properties, being the San Felipe Project, which is an advanced-stage project; the Gavilanes Project, which is an exploration project, and the El Gachi Property, which is an early-stage exploration project.

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