iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF (AAXJ) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,349,702 shares, a growth of 818.1% from the March 29th total of 364,835 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,760,236 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.9 days.

Shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF stock opened at $72.12 on Monday. iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF has a 52 week low of $60.48 and a 52 week high of $78.70.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 2,270.7% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 650,483 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $45,983,000 after purchasing an additional 623,044 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 7.1% during the fourth quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 318,625 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $20,242,000 after acquiring an additional 21,212 shares during the last quarter. Ellis Investment Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF during the first quarter worth approximately $103,000. WestEnd Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 16.9% during the fourth quarter. WestEnd Advisors LLC now owns 82,752 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $5,257,000 after acquiring an additional 11,991 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Colony Group LLC grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 12.1% during the fourth quarter. Colony Group LLC now owns 71,443 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,539,000 after acquiring an additional 7,734 shares during the last quarter.

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iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF Company Profile

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (the Fund), formerly The iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, of the MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index (the Index).

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