iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) was the target of a large drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 28,085,827 shares, a drop of 21.6% from the August 15th total of 35,816,360 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,096,892 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.0 days.

Shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) opened at 68.06 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $66.95 and a 200-day moving average of $64.88. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund has a 12-month low of $56.10 and a 12-month high of $68.29.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 122.1% during the second quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,557 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 856 shares during the period. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 237.2% during the second quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC now owns 1,585 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 1,115 shares during the period. Archford Capital Strategies LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 400.1% during the second quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 40,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 32,001 shares during the period. Alken Asset Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund during the second quarter worth approximately $116,000. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 1.6% during the second quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,181 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $142,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the period.

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iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund Company Profile

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF, formerly iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, MSCI EAFE Index (the Index). The Index has been developed by MSCI Inc as an equity benchmark for its international stock performance.

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