Short Interest in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) Increases By 25.3%

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 12th, there was short interest totalling 84,148,391 shares, an increase of 25.3% from the December 29th total of 67,178,883 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 54,085,875 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EEM. MKP Capital Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx during the third quarter worth approximately $699,036,000. Glen Point Capital LLP purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx in the third quarter valued at $278,315,000. APG Asset Management N.V. boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 165.1% in the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 9,028,447 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $404,565,000 after purchasing an additional 5,623,350 shares during the period. Truepoint Inc. boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 4,360.5% in the third quarter. Truepoint Inc. now owns 4,051,012 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $4,051,000 after purchasing an additional 3,960,193 shares during the period. Finally, Asset Management One Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 23.4% in the third quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 8,375,176 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $374,987,000 after purchasing an additional 1,587,532 shares during the period.

Shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) opened at $47.15 on Tuesday. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx has a 52 week low of $37.39 and a 52 week high of $52.08. The stock has a market cap of $42,140.00 and a P/E ratio of -3.04.

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx Company Profile

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, formerly iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (the Fund), seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities in global emerging markets, as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (the Index).

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