First Republic Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 53.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 40,224 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,947 shares during the period. First Republic Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $2,241,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of EWJ. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 12.9% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 25,630,502 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,375,076,000 after purchasing an additional 2,935,966 shares in the last quarter. Steadfast Capital Management LP acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the second quarter valued at $68,243,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 2,532.0% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,177,898 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $63,194,000 after acquiring an additional 1,133,145 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 28.9% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,969,614 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $212,970,000 after acquiring an additional 891,113 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank boosted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 205.2% in the second quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 966,862 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $52,452,000 after acquiring an additional 650,019 shares in the last quarter.
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA EWJ) traded up $0.22 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $60.02. 4,238,200 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,366,325. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a one year low of $48.79 and a one year high of $60.17.
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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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