iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Short Interest Down 21.0% in November

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) saw a large decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 15,633,263 shares, a decrease of 21.0% from the October 31st total of 19,790,359 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,566,946 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.6 days.

Shares of EWJ opened at $56.09 on Tuesday. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 52-week low of $52.99 and a 52-week high of $64.71.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in EWJ. D.A. Davidson & CO. raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 59.6% in the 2nd quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 6,731 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $390,000 after purchasing an additional 2,513 shares in the last quarter. CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 389.4% during the 2nd quarter. CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC now owns 2,550 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $148,000 after acquiring an additional 2,029 shares in the last quarter. Barings LLC raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 8.5% during the 2nd quarter. Barings LLC now owns 57,677 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,339,000 after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares in the last quarter. LMR Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $1,375,000. Finally, Navellier & Associates Inc acquired a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $2,709,000.

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About iShares MSCI Japan ETF

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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