iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSE:EEM) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 40,084 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 586% compared to the typical volume of 5,845 call options.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EEM. Accurate Investment Solutions Inc. purchased a new position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Gibson Capital LLC boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 17.9% in the 2nd quarter. Gibson Capital LLC now owns 9,220 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $379,000 after purchasing an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Mutual of Omaha Bank Wealth Management boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Mutual of Omaha Bank Wealth Management now owns 66,370 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,746,000 after purchasing an additional 2,240 shares during the period. Twele Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 66.5% in the 2nd quarter. Twele Capital Management Inc. now owns 106,742 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,418,000 after purchasing an additional 42,640 shares during the period. Finally, First Midwest Bank Trust Division boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 37,476 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,551,000 after purchasing an additional 525 shares during the period.

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSE:EEM) opened at $46.34 on Friday.

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About iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx

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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