iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EWH) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,757,170 shares, an increase of 36.0% from the December 15th total of 2,026,816 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,685,478 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.0 days.

Shares of iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EWH) opened at $26.50 on Friday. iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund has a one year low of $20.63 and a one year high of $26.62. The company has a market cap of $2,120.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.27.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th were paid a dividend of $0.7068 per share. This is a positive change from iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.40. This represents a yield of 5.7%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 19th. iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -43.02%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in EWH. Prudential PLC acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund during the 2nd quarter worth $66,070,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 1,704.3% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 430,722 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $10,094,000 after acquiring an additional 406,850 shares in the last quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC raised its stake in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 111.6% during the 2nd quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 667,600 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $15,641,000 after acquiring an additional 352,100 shares in the last quarter. Flow Traders U.S. LLC raised its stake in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by 72.3% during the 3rd quarter. Flow Traders U.S. LLC now owns 381,872 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $9,428,000 after acquiring an additional 160,217 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Accuvest Global Advisors acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund during the 3rd quarter worth $1,586,000.

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iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund Company Profile

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund, formerly Shares MSCI Hong Kong ETF, (the 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 Hong Kong market, as measured by the MSCI Hong Kong Index (the Index).

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