BlackRock Inc. decreased its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 18.1% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 20,909,610 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 4,610,316 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned about 0.06% of iShares MSCI Japan ETF worth $1,253,114,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC raised its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 82.0% in the third quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 2,047 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 922 shares during the period. Global Trust Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $144,000. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 196.4% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 2,884 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $161,000 after purchasing an additional 1,911 shares during the period. Cambridge Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the fourth quarter worth $200,000. Finally, Iberiabank Corp acquired a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the fourth quarter worth $204,000.
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) opened at $61.10 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $22,310.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 179.71. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 12 month low of $50.58 and a 12 month high of $64.71.
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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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