Ameriprise Financial Inc. lessened its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ) by 22.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 488,558 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 137,448 shares during the quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc.’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $26,200,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EWJ. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 234.3% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,925 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $157,000 after acquiring an additional 2,050 shares in the last quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 957.7% during the 2nd quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 4,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $202,000 after acquiring an additional 3,735 shares in the last quarter. LGL Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the 2nd quarter worth about $215,000. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the 2nd quarter worth about $221,000. Finally, CCM Investment Advisers LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 7.3% during the 2nd quarter. CCM Investment Advisers LLC now owns 4,750 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $254,000 after acquiring an additional 325 shares in the last quarter.

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

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iShares MSCI Japan ETF Profile

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).

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

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