iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 36,089,098 shares, a growth of 28.5% from the August 31st total of 28,085,827 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,310,873 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 days.

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) opened at 68.65 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $67.39 and a 200 day moving average price of $65.56. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund has a 12 month low of $56.10 and a 12 month high of $68.71.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in EFA. Accurate Investment Solutions Inc. acquired a new position in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund during the second quarter valued at approximately $165,000. Gibson Capital LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 66.9% in the 2nd quarter. Gibson Capital LLC now owns 18,511 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,203,000 after purchasing an additional 7,418 shares during the last quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. now owns 71,589 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $4,668,000 after purchasing an additional 1,419 shares during the last quarter. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 14.6% in the 2nd quarter. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 14,310 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $933,000 after purchasing an additional 1,822 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Twele Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 5.4% in the 2nd quarter. Twele Capital Management Inc. now owns 341,602 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $22,272,000 after purchasing an additional 17,532 shares during the last quarter.

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About iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund

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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