First Republic Investment Management Inc. decreased its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 14.3% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 109,663 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 18,227 shares during the period. First Republic Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $6,001,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Vestor Capital LLC increased its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 1.1% in the 4th quarter. Vestor Capital LLC now owns 178,979 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $9,072,000 after purchasing an additional 1,944 shares during the period. Triangle Securities Wealth Management bought a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the first quarter worth approximately $1,451,000. Legacy Bridge LLC bought a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the fourth quarter worth approximately $110,000. Paragon Capital Management Ltd bought a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the fourth quarter worth approximately $3,889,000. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 101.2% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 327,659 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $19,735,000 after purchasing an additional 164,789 shares during the period.
Shares of EWJ stock opened at $55.96 on Monday. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 12 month low of $48.99 and a 12 month high of $61.65.
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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).
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