Barings LLC cut its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 97.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 10,300 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 334,439 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $574,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in EWJ. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 12.9% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 25,630,502 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,375,076,000 after purchasing an additional 2,935,966 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 6.0% during the second quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 7,447,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $399,568,000 after purchasing an additional 421,400 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 28.9% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,969,614 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $212,970,000 after purchasing an additional 891,113 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 14.0% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,355,662 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $180,031,000 after purchasing an additional 411,036 shares in the last quarter. Finally, AGF Investments Inc. lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 22.9% during the third quarter. AGF Investments Inc. now owns 2,401,923 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $133,811,000 after purchasing an additional 447,305 shares in the last quarter.

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) traded up $0.30 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $59.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,669,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,343,343. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a one year low of $48.79 and a one year high of $60.17.

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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).

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

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