iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EFA) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 46,799,696 shares, an increase of 11.4% from the October 31st total of 41,992,932 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,249,268 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days.

Shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) opened at $69.92 on Tuesday. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund has a 1-year low of $56.40 and a 1-year high of $70.39.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of EFA. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund during the third quarter worth approximately $106,000. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC raised its position in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 122.1% in the second quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,557 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $101,000 after purchasing an additional 856 shares during the period. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC raised its position in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 237.2% in the second quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC now owns 1,585 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $103,000 after purchasing an additional 1,115 shares during the period. Alken Asset Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund in the second quarter valued at $116,000. Finally, Quantum Capital Management LLC NJ acquired a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund in the third quarter valued at $132,000.

WARNING: This piece was originally posted by The Cerbat Gem and is owned by of The Cerbat Gem. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of international copyright & trademark laws. The legal version of this piece can be viewed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/11/28/short-interest-in-ishares-msci-eafe-index-fund-efa-grows-by-11-4.html.

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.

Receive News & Stock Ratings for iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.