iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 18,984 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,405% compared to the typical volume of 1,261 call options.

Shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE EWJ) opened at 55.43 on Friday. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 12-month low of $48.79 and a 12-month high of $55.61. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $54.71 and a 200 day moving average price of $53.27.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Israel Discount Bank of New York grew its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 4.3% during the second quarter. Israel Discount Bank of New York now owns 98,776 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $5,299,000 after buying an additional 4,045 shares during the last quarter. Portfolio Strategies Inc purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the second quarter valued at approximately $6,179,000. Private Advisor Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 6.8% in the second quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 35,433 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,872,000 after purchasing an additional 2,243 shares during the period. Evergreen Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 38.5% in the second quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC now owns 66,004 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,541,000 after purchasing an additional 18,357 shares during the period. Finally, LGL Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the second quarter valued at approximately $215,000.

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About iShares MSCI Japan ETF

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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