iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (EWH) Short Interest Down 49.5% in December

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EWH) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,026,816 shares, a drop of 49.5% from the November 30th total of 4,010,732 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,245,702 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.4 days.

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (NYSEARCA EWH) opened at $25.86 on Thursday. iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund has a twelve month low of $19.83 and a twelve month high of $26.17. The company has a market capitalization of $2,070.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.02.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th were issued a dividend of $0.7068 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 19th. This is a boost from iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.40. This represents a yield of 5.7%. iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -43.02%.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EWH. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 22.6% during the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 27,891 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $653,000 after acquiring an additional 5,139 shares during the period. Capital Fund Management S.A. raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 24.4% during the second quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. now owns 351,360 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $8,232,000 after acquiring an additional 68,823 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 1,704.3% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 430,722 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $10,094,000 after acquiring an additional 406,850 shares during the period. Quantitative Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 111.6% during the second quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 667,600 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $15,641,000 after acquiring an additional 352,100 shares during the period. Finally, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 39.5% during the second quarter. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI now owns 22,157 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $519,000 after acquiring an additional 6,279 shares during the period.

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iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund Company Profile

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund, formerly Shares MSCI Hong Kong ETF, (the 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 Hong Kong market, as measured by the MSCI Hong Kong Index (the Index).

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