iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) Short Interest Up 67.0% in March

iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (NYSEARCA:EWU) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,960,303 shares, an increase of 67.0% from the March 15th total of 1,772,477 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,958,755 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Morningstar Investment Services LLC increased its stake in iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF by 18.6% in the 4th quarter. Morningstar Investment Services LLC now owns 2,176,208 shares of the company’s stock worth $63,872,000 after buying an additional 341,026 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF by 153.8% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,869,114 shares of the company’s stock worth $54,859,000 after buying an additional 1,132,710 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association increased its stake in iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF by 254.4% in the 4th quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 1,430,640 shares of the company’s stock worth $41,989,000 after buying an additional 1,026,930 shares during the period. LPL Financial LLC increased its stake in iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF by 179.7% in the 4th quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 1,089,454 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,975,000 after buying an additional 699,954 shares during the period. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp purchased a new position in iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF in the 4th quarter worth about $24,813,000.

Shares of EWU opened at $33.92 on Tuesday. iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF has a twelve month low of $28.41 and a twelve month high of $37.42.

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