iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSE:EEM) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 104,292,207 shares, a growth of 18.2% from the August 15th total of 88,265,498 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 48,558,048 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Regal Wealth Group Inc. lifted its position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 0.3% during the second quarter. Regal Wealth Group Inc. now owns 2,902 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 8 shares during the period. Riverpoint Wealth Management Holdings LLC lifted its position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 0.4% during the second quarter. Riverpoint Wealth Management Holdings LLC now owns 18,281 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $759,000 after buying an additional 68 shares during the period. Burney Co. lifted its position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 0.3% during the second quarter. Burney Co. now owns 22,325 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $920,000 after buying an additional 75 shares during the period. Fusion Family Wealth LLC lifted its position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 1.5% during the second quarter. Fusion Family Wealth LLC now owns 5,649 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $234,000 after buying an additional 81 shares during the period. Finally, New England Private Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 0.4% during the second quarter. New England Private Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 18,907 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $783,000 after buying an additional 84 shares during the period.

Shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSE:EEM) opened at 45.59 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $44.34 and its 200-day moving average price is $41.58. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx has a 12 month low of $33.94 and a 12 month high of $45.65.

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx Company Profile

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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