Short Interest in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EPP) Drops By 56.2%

iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EPP) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 436,551 shares, a decrease of 56.2% from the March 15th total of 995,777 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 379,338 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days.

Shares of EPP traded up $0.53 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $46.11. 1,601,119 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 538,112. iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF has a twelve month low of $39.42 and a twelve month high of $48.65.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EPP. Money Design Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF by 5.2% in the 1st quarter. Money Design Co. Ltd. now owns 355,375 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,312,000 after purchasing an additional 17,698 shares during the period. NorthCoast Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF during the third quarter valued at approximately $16,037,000. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its holdings in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF by 130.1% during the fourth quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 129,052 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,252,000 after purchasing an additional 72,978 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF by 106.8% in the first quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 96,262 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,418,000 after buying an additional 49,716 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Donald L. Hagan LLC bought a new position in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF in the first quarter valued at approximately $2,332,000.

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About iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF

iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ET (the Fund), formerly iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the aggregate in the Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore markets, as measured by the MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index (the Index).

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