Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 23.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 130,164 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 24,400 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF were worth $7,251,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of EWJ. Intellectus Partners LLC increased its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 0.3% in the second quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 1,878 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC increased its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 82.0% in the third quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 2,047 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 922 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 234.3% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,925 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $157,000 after buying an additional 2,050 shares in the last quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC increased its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 957.7% in the second quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 4,125 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $202,000 after buying an additional 3,735 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LGL Partners LLC purchased a new position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF in the second quarter valued at about $215,000.

Shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) traded up $0.49 during trading on Friday, reaching $60.05. 1,120,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 12 month low of $48.79 and a 12 month high of $60.15.

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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).

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

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