iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Stake Decreased by Psagot Investment House Ltd.

Psagot Investment House Ltd. reduced its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 7.8% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 458,616 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 38,629 shares during the quarter. iShares MSCI Japan ETF accounts for about 1.2% of Psagot Investment House Ltd.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest holding. Psagot Investment House Ltd.’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $27,622,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of EWJ. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 9.4% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,393,650 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,123,086,000 after purchasing an additional 1,671,802 shares during the period. First Republic Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 104.8% in the 2nd quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,426,082 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $82,584,000 after purchasing an additional 729,736 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 53.4% in the 2nd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,008,539 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $116,313,000 after purchasing an additional 698,891 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 2,291.7% in the 2nd quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 628,193 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $36,379,000 after purchasing an additional 601,928 shares during the period. Finally, Choate Investment Advisors lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 244.3% in the 2nd quarter. Choate Investment Advisors now owns 780,160 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $45,179,000 after purchasing an additional 553,579 shares during the period.

NYSEARCA:EWJ traded up $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $55.52. 49,513 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,258,714. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 1 year low of $52.99 and a 1 year high of $64.71.

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

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