iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 36,089,098 shares, an increase of 28.5% from the August 31st total of 28,085,827 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 16,310,873 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days.

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) opened at 68.48 on Friday. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund has a 52-week low of $56.10 and a 52-week high of $68.71. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $67.03 and its 200-day moving average price is $65.05.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC grew its stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 122.1% in the second quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,557 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $101,000 after acquiring an additional 856 shares during the period. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC grew its stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 237.2% in the second quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC now owns 1,585 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $103,000 after acquiring an additional 1,115 shares during the period. Alken Asset Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund in the second quarter valued at approximately $116,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC grew its stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 1.6% in the second quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,181 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $142,000 after acquiring an additional 34 shares during the period. Finally, Forward Management LLC acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund in the second quarter valued at approximately $148,000.

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About iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF, formerly iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, MSCI EAFE Index (the Index). The Index has been developed by MSCI Inc as an equity benchmark for its international stock performance.

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