iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 67,178,883 shares, a decrease of 29.9% from the December 15th total of 95,849,158 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 42,413,034 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days.

Shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA EEM) opened at $49.51 on Tuesday. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx has a 52 week low of $36.20 and a 52 week high of $49.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $41,480.00 and a P/E ratio of -3.19.

The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th were paid a $0.6966 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a yield of 3.05%. This is a positive change from iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.19. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx’s dividend payout ratio is presently -5.73%.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. 1st Global Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 84,067 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,480,000 after acquiring an additional 235 shares during the last quarter. Williams Jones & Associates LLC raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Williams Jones & Associates LLC now owns 18,108 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $749,000 after acquiring an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. Monetary Management Group Inc. raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter. Monetary Management Group Inc. now owns 6,250 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $259,000 after acquiring an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. B. Riley Financial Inc. raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. B. Riley Financial Inc. now owns 9,048 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $374,000 after acquiring an additional 262 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Intellectus Partners LLC raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 12,677 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $525,000 after acquiring an additional 297 shares during the last quarter.

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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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