Short Interest in iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (EWL) Expands By 109.0%

iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (NYSEARCA:EWL) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,376,226 shares, an increase of 109.0% from the February 15th total of 658,589 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 640,357 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.

Shares of EWL stock opened at $35.34 on Tuesday. iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF has a 52 week low of $30.24 and a 52 week high of $35.35.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF by 21.2% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,733 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $118,000 after acquiring an additional 652 shares during the period. Capital Financial Planning LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $106,000. Jane Street Group LLC raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF by 77.9% in the 4th quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 95,361 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,006,000 after acquiring an additional 41,761 shares during the period. Bluefin Trading LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF in the 4th quarter valued at $214,000. Finally, Squarepoint Ops LLC raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF by 66.5% in the 4th quarter. Squarepoint Ops LLC now owns 88,816 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,799,000 after acquiring an additional 35,481 shares during the period.

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About iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF

iShares MSCI Switzerland Capped ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares MSCI Switzerland Capped Index 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 MSCI Switzerland 25/50 Index (the Index).

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