iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,076,893 shares, an increase of 212.3% from the August 15th total of 664,926 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,352,191 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days.

iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) opened at 73.12 on Friday. iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF has a one year low of $53.90 and a one year high of $73.18. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $71.36 and its 200 day moving average price is $66.94.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of AAXJ. Friedenthal Financial purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $8,306,000. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 6,645.1% during the 2nd quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 35,749 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $530,000 after purchasing an additional 35,219 shares in the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 33,376 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,251,000 after purchasing an additional 1,937 shares in the last quarter. Spinnaker Trust increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. Spinnaker Trust now owns 28,752 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,939,000 after purchasing an additional 1,735 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nwam LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Nwam LLC now owns 12,791 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $863,000 after purchasing an additional 374 shares in the last quarter.

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About iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF

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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