6 Meridian lifted its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 25.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 176,849 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 35,693 shares during the quarter. iShares MSCI Japan ETF accounts for approximately 1.0% of 6 Meridian’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. 6 Meridian owned approximately 0.07% of iShares MSCI Japan ETF worth $9,677,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of EWJ. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 101.2% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 327,659 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $19,735,000 after purchasing an additional 164,789 shares during the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 51.0% during the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 113,249 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $6,821,000 after purchasing an additional 38,250 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 170.4% during the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 135,200 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $8,143,000 after purchasing an additional 85,200 shares during the last quarter. Baker Avenue Asset Management LP raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 4.6% during the 3rd quarter. Baker Avenue Asset Management LP now owns 153,930 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $9,271,000 after purchasing an additional 6,791 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Signaturefd LLC raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 29.9% during the 3rd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 31,810 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,916,000 after purchasing an additional 7,317 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of EWJ traded down $0.07 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $54.87. 3,742,019 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 8,732,478. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 1-year low of $48.99 and a 1-year high of $61.65.

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iShares MSCI Japan ETF Profile

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).

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

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