iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 757,597 shares, a decrease of 40.2% from the January 12th total of 1,266,412 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,648,879 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.5 days.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Raymond James & Associates raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 0.8% during the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 146,439 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $11,170,000 after acquiring an additional 1,179 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 54.6% during the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 81,709 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $6,232,000 after acquiring an additional 28,841 shares in the last quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF during the 4th quarter worth approximately $213,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF during the 4th quarter worth approximately $717,000. Finally, MML Investors Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF by 44.9% during the 4th quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 21,878 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,669,000 after acquiring an additional 6,781 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF (NASDAQ AAXJ) traded up $1.67 on Wednesday, hitting $77.63. The stock had a trading volume of 954,161 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,686,150. iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF has a twelve month low of $59.77 and a twelve month high of $83.52.

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About iShares MSCI Cntry Asa Jpn Idx Fnd ETF

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (the Fund), formerly The iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, of the MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index (the Index).

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