iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF (ACWX) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF (NASDAQ:ACWX) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,504,370 shares, a growth of 965.4% from the October 15th total of 235,058 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,537,893 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ACWX. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC increased its stake in iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF by 31.6% during the 3rd quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 27,778 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,325,000 after purchasing an additional 6,673 shares in the last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP bought a new stake in iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF during the 3rd quarter valued at about $591,000. Johnson Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF by 6.2% during the 3rd quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 638,288 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,440,000 after purchasing an additional 37,107 shares in the last quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC increased its stake in iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF by 43.3% during the 3rd quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC now owns 20,143 shares of the company’s stock valued at $961,000 after purchasing an additional 6,091 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new stake in iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF during the 3rd quarter valued at about $10,199,000.

Shares of ACWX opened at $44.56 on Friday. iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF has a twelve month low of $42.56 and a twelve month high of $53.74.

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