Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ) by 80.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,955 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,650 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $318,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in EWJ. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $5,151,000. Kranot Hishtalmut Le Morim Tichoniim Havera Menahelet LTD acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $4,116,000. Kranot Hishtalmut Le Morim Ve Gananot Havera Menahelet LTD acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $9,881,000. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $5,600,000. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 90.5% in the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 9,900 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $531,000 after acquiring an additional 4,703 shares in the last quarter.

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iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ) opened at 55.66 on Thursday. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 12-month low of $48.79 and a 12-month high of $55.83. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $54.71 and a 200 day moving average price of $53.27. iShares MSCI Japan ETF also was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 54,401 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,670% compared to the typical volume of 3,074 put options.

About iShares MSCI Japan ETF

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (the fund), formerly Ishares Msci Japan Index 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 Japanese market, as measured by the MSCI Japan Index (the Index).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ)

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