BlackRock Inc. Boosts Holdings in iShares Asia 50 ETF (NASDAQ:AIA)

BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF (NASDAQ:AIA) by 2.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,689,123 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 150,990 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 31.78% of iShares Asia 50 ETF worth $347,833,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of AIA. Citigroup Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF by 10.2% during the fourth quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,502 shares of the company’s stock worth $138,000 after purchasing an additional 231 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its stake in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF by 129.1% in the fourth quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 630 shares of the company’s stock worth $35,000 after acquiring an additional 355 shares in the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF by 5.4% in the fourth quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 15,527 shares of the company’s stock worth $859,000 after acquiring an additional 790 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF by 21.2% in the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 15,025 shares of the company’s stock worth $831,000 after acquiring an additional 2,633 shares in the last quarter. Finally, MML Investors Services LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF by 17.1% in the fourth quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 20,985 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,160,000 after acquiring an additional 3,058 shares in the last quarter.

NASDAQ:AIA opened at $58.19 on Thursday. iShares Asia 50 ETF has a one year low of $53.04 and a one year high of $67.45.

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About iShares Asia 50 ETF

iShares Asia 50 ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares S&P Asia 50 Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P Asia 50 Index (the Index). The Index is a free float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the performance of the 50 leading companies from four Asian markets: Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares Asia 50 ETF (NASDAQ:AIA)

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