Short Interest in iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EWG) Decreases By 82.7%

iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EWG) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 990,082 shares, a decline of 82.7% from the February 15th total of 5,722,230 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,238,723 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.3 days.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of EWG. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund in the 3rd quarter worth about $1,172,000. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund by 442.0% in the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 279,354 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $9,059,000 after purchasing an additional 227,812 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund by 31.5% in the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 640,586 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $20,776,000 after purchasing an additional 153,362 shares during the last quarter. Keel Point LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund by 7.6% during the 3rd quarter. Keel Point LLC now owns 291,777 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $9,462,000 after acquiring an additional 20,525 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Marvin & Palmer Associates Inc. boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund by 4.6% during the 3rd quarter. Marvin & Palmer Associates Inc. now owns 41,436 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,344,000 after acquiring an additional 1,816 shares in the last quarter.

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NYSEARCA:EWG traded down $0.12 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $32.09. 4,201,629 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,811,490. iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund has a twelve month low of $28.08 and a twelve month high of $35.87.

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About iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund

iShares MSCI Germany ETF, formerly iShares MSCI Germany 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, before fees and expenses, of publicly traded securities in the German market, as measured by the MSCI Germany Index (the Index).

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