iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (AAXJ) Short Interest Down 30.6% in February

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 397,856 shares, a decline of 30.6% from the February 15th total of 573,680 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,506,972 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.3 days.

AAXJ opened at $69.36 on Friday. iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF has a 52-week low of $60.48 and a 52-week high of $80.13.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF by 73.2% during the 3rd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 42,058 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,970,000 after acquiring an additional 17,771 shares during the period. Glenmede Trust Co. NA purchased a new position in iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF during the 3rd quarter valued at $960,000. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF by 7.1% during the 4th quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 318,625 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $20,242,000 after acquiring an additional 21,212 shares during the period. Assetmark Inc. purchased a new position in iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF during the 3rd quarter valued at $1,478,000. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF by 71.6% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 28,555 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,017,000 after acquiring an additional 11,919 shares during the period.

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About iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (the Fund), formerly The iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, of the MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index (the Index).

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