Israel Discount Bank of New York Acquires 6,938 Shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)

Israel Discount Bank of New York increased its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 5.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 125,764 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 6,938 shares during the quarter. iShares MSCI Japan ETF makes up 5.1% of Israel Discount Bank of New York’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Israel Discount Bank of New York’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $7,631,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Avestar Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $102,000. Icon Wealth Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $107,000. We Are One Seven LLC boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 344.3% in the 1st quarter. We Are One Seven LLC now owns 2,386 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $145,000 after buying an additional 1,849 shares during the last quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the 4th quarter valued at $180,000. Finally, Callan Capital LLC acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF during the 1st quarter valued at $201,000.

iShares MSCI Japan ETF traded down $0.80, hitting $58.08, during mid-day trading on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. 416,849 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,675,522. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a fifty-two week low of $52.81 and a fifty-two week high of $64.71.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.4604 per share. This is an increase from iShares MSCI Japan ETF’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.40. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 19th. This represents a yield of 1.57%.

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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)

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