iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) Short Interest Down 54.1% in December

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,060,000 shares, a drop of 54.1% from the December 15th total of 2,310,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,108,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Signature Securities Group Corporation bought a new position in iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF in the third quarter valued at approximately $27,000. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. acquired a new position in shares of iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF during the second quarter worth $41,000. RPg Family Wealth Advisory LLC acquired a new position in shares of iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF during the second quarter worth $80,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF by 20.2% during the second quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 1,310 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $124,000 after purchasing an additional 220 shares during the period. Finally, Leelyn Smith LLC lifted its holdings in iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF by 9.6% in the second quarter. Leelyn Smith LLC now owns 1,991 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $188,000 after buying an additional 175 shares during the period.

Shares of AAXJ opened at $84.36 on Friday. iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF has a 12 month low of $79.80 and a 12 month high of $102.44. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $82.99 and its 200-day moving average is $85.10.

The company also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 14th were paid a $1.546 dividend. This is a boost from iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.93. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 13th.

About iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan 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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