iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (EWH) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EWH) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,757,170 shares, a growth of 36.0% from the December 15th total of 2,026,816 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,685,478 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 days.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Kalos Management Inc. lifted its position in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 1.3% during the second quarter. Kalos Management Inc. now owns 19,016 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $445,000 after purchasing an additional 241 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 26.2% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 9,449 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $222,000 after acquiring an additional 1,961 shares during the last quarter. Hexavest Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 8.8% in the fourth quarter. Hexavest Inc. now owns 27,550 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $700,000 after acquiring an additional 2,238 shares during the last quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 0.5% in the third quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. now owns 975,936 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $24,096,000 after acquiring an additional 5,122 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 39.5% in the second quarter. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI now owns 22,157 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $519,000 after acquiring an additional 6,279 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (NYSEARCA EWH) opened at $26.28 on Wednesday. iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund has a 52-week low of $20.58 and a 52-week high of $26.49. The firm has a market cap of $2,100.00 and a PE ratio of -10.19.

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

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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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