First United Bank Trust lessened its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) by 7.9% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 30,836 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 2,655 shares during the quarter. First United Bank Trust’s holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx were worth $1,453,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of EEM. American Century Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 11.0% in the 2nd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 8,082 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $335,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx in the 2nd quarter valued at about $5,375,000. Franklin Resources Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 847,163 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $35,064,000 after purchasing an additional 22,680 shares during the period. Bahl & Gaynor Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 5.5% in the 2nd quarter. Bahl & Gaynor Inc. now owns 17,062 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $597,000 after purchasing an additional 882 shares during the period. Finally, Rafferty Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 64.1% in the 2nd quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 1,807,968 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $74,832,000 after purchasing an additional 706,235 shares during the period.

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) traded up $0.12 on Tuesday, hitting $49.63. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 69,358,305 shares, compared to its average volume of 54,085,832. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx has a 1 year low of $36.20 and a 1 year high of $49.54. The firm has a market cap of $42,590.00 and a P/E ratio of -3.20.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th were paid a $0.6966 dividend. This is an increase from iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.05%. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -5.73%.

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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx Company Profile

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, formerly iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (the Fund), seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities in global emerging markets, as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (the Index).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM)

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