Traders Purchase High Volume of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx Call Options (NYSE:EEM)

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSE:EEM) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 40,084 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 586% compared to the typical daily volume of 5,845 call options.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in EEM. Oakworth Capital Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 4.7% in the second quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 2,430 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 110 shares during the period. Mondrian Investment Partners LTD purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx during the second quarter worth about $105,000. Burt Wealth Advisors raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 9.6% in the second quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 3,003 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 263 shares during the period. Accurate Investment Solutions Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx during the second quarter worth about $126,000. Finally, BDO Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx during the second quarter worth about $135,000.

Shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (EEM) opened at 43.86 on Thursday. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx has a 1-year low of $33.94 and a 1-year high of $44.16. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $42.54 and a 200 day moving average price of $40.20.

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About iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, formerly iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (the Fund), seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities in global emerging markets, as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (the Index).

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