Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Trims Position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. trimmed its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJGet Rating) by 36.9% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 6,064,201 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 3,540,583 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $406,059,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 2,422,595 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $162,158,000 after purchasing an additional 34,812 shares during the period. Cypress Capital Group purchased a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the fourth quarter worth $683,000. Glenmede Trust Co. NA grew its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 1,659.4% in the fourth quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 346,296 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $23,186,000 after purchasing an additional 326,613 shares during the period. 1832 Asset Management L.P. grew its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. 1832 Asset Management L.P. now owns 30,976 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,101,000 after purchasing an additional 736 shares during the period. Finally, MetLife Investment Management LLC grew its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. MetLife Investment Management LLC now owns 12,983 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $734,324,000 after purchasing an additional 233 shares during the period.

EWJ stock traded up $1.14 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $56.32. The stock had a trading volume of 5,384,707 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,632,815. The business has a 50-day moving average of $59.02 and a two-hundred day moving average of $63.87. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 52-week low of $54.54 and a 52-week high of $74.12.

About iShares MSCI Japan ETF (Get Rating)

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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