Short Interest in iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWT) Declines By 39.7%

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWT) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,611,909 shares, a decrease of 39.7% from the March 15th total of 2,675,224 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,271,220 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.4 days.

Shares of EWT traded up $0.19 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $35.04. 9,673,177 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,581,573. iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF has a twelve month low of $30.22 and a twelve month high of $38.45.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EWT. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF by 9.0% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,910,446 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $471,469,000 after purchasing an additional 1,231,119 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF by 8.6% in the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,311,060 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $200,227,000 after purchasing an additional 420,864 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF by 761.9% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,967,665 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $137,202,000 after purchasing an additional 3,507,331 shares during the period. USS Investment Management Ltd boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF by 107.5% in the 4th quarter. USS Investment Management Ltd now owns 3,600,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $113,778,000 after purchasing an additional 1,865,000 shares during the period. Finally, City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF by 319.6% in the 1st quarter. City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd. now owns 1,077,900 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $37,279,000 after purchasing an additional 821,000 shares during the period.

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About iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF

Ishares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Taiwan IndexSM (the Index). The Index consists of stocks traded primarily on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

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