iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index (NYSEARCA:ILF) Short Interest Down 42.0% in February

iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index (NYSEARCA:ILF) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,849,297 shares, a decrease of 42.0% from the February 15th total of 3,188,566 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,353,299 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.4 days.

Shares of NYSEARCA ILF traded down $0.46 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $37.14. The stock had a trading volume of 5,259,013 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,825,562. iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index has a 52 week low of $28.00 and a 52 week high of $39.54.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in shares of iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index by 154,618.4% in the 4th quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 1,689,525 shares of the company’s stock worth $57,731,000 after acquiring an additional 1,688,433 shares during the last quarter. Meitav Dash Investments Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index in the 4th quarter valued at $4,485,000. SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index by 140.3% in the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 97,174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,320,000 after purchasing an additional 56,730 shares during the period. Monument Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index in the 4th quarter valued at $3,220,000. Finally, Weatherstone Capital Management lifted its stake in shares of iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index by 112.6% in the 4th quarter. Weatherstone Capital Management now owns 76,038 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,598,000 after purchasing an additional 40,278 shares during the period.

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About iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index

iShares S & P Latin America 40 Index Fund, formerly iShares Latin America 40 ETF (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P Latin America 40 (the Index). The Index consists of selected equities trading on the exchanges of five Latin American countries.

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