iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 14,602,228 shares, an increase of 28.1% from the March 15th total of 11,401,862 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 12,228,637 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 days.
Shares of NYSEARCA:EWJ opened at $60.63 on Wednesday. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 12 month low of $50.85 and a 12 month high of $64.71.
A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 50.8% during the fourth quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 80,001 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,794,000 after purchasing an additional 26,953 shares in the last quarter. Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the fourth quarter worth approximately $6,054,000. CKW Financial Group grew its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. CKW Financial Group now owns 248,138 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $14,871,000 after buying an additional 10,589 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 38.8% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,362,470 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $81,654,000 after buying an additional 380,842 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the fourth quarter worth approximately $366,000.
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iShares MSCI Japan ETF Company Profile
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (the fund), formerly Ishares Msci Japan Index 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 Japanese market, as measured by the MSCI Japan Index (the Index).
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