Short Interest in iShares MSCI Italy ETF (EWI) Declines By 38.7%

iShares MSCI Italy ETF (NYSEARCA:EWI) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,009,561 shares, a decline of 38.7% from the March 15th total of 1,645,592 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 545,080 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. ETF Managers Group LLC increased its position in iShares MSCI Italy ETF by 30.2% during the 4th quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC now owns 2,188 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $53,000 after purchasing an additional 507 shares during the period. Picton Mahoney Asset Management grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI Italy ETF by 88.5% in the 4th quarter. Picton Mahoney Asset Management now owns 2,960 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $72,000 after buying an additional 1,390 shares during the period. 6 Meridian grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI Italy ETF by 5.4% in the 1st quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 29,311 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $815,000 after buying an additional 1,496 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI Italy ETF by 23.9% in the 4th quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 13,990 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $337,000 after buying an additional 2,700 shares during the period. Finally, Barings LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Italy ETF in the 4th quarter worth about $70,000.

Shares of iShares MSCI Italy ETF stock opened at $28.39 on Wednesday. iShares MSCI Italy ETF has a 12-month low of $23.20 and a 12-month high of $34.26.

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iShares MSCI Italy ETF Company Profile

iShares MSCI Italy Capped ETF, formerly iShares MSCI Italy Capped Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Italy 25/50 Index (Index). The Index consists of stocks traded primarily on the Milan Stock Exchange.

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