Natixis Acquires Shares of 7,868 iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)

Natixis acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 7,868 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $477,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 79.0% during the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 43,661,933 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,649,406,000 after purchasing an additional 19,274,661 shares during the last quarter. Flow Traders U.S. LLC bought a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the first quarter valued at approximately $60,179,000. Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Co bought a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the first quarter valued at approximately $53,702,000. Employees Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the first quarter valued at approximately $50,440,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 16.7% during the first quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 3,451,834 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $209,457,000 after purchasing an additional 493,502 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF opened at $58.08 on Tuesday, Marketbeat.com reports. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 1 year low of $52.81 and a 1 year high of $64.71.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th were paid a dividend of $0.4604 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 19th. This is an increase from iShares MSCI Japan ETF’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.40. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)

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