Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund (EZA) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EZA) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 575,440 shares, a drop of 50.0% from the April 13th total of 1,151,426 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 390,585 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Azimuth Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund by 32.9% in the 1st quarter. Azimuth Capital Management LLC now owns 7,590 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $521,000 after purchasing an additional 1,880 shares during the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $1,575,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp acquired a new stake in Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $1,659,000. Flow Traders U.S. LLC acquired a new stake in Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $4,002,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $6,030,000.

Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund opened at $64.87 on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund has a fifty-two week low of $66.09 and a fifty-two week high of $66.72.

Ishares Msci South Africa Index Fund Company Profile

iShares MSCI South Africa ETF, formerly iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange traded fund. The Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the aggregate in the South African market, as measured by the MSCI South Africa Index (the Index).

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