iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index (NYSE:EWU) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,388,228 shares, an increase of 66.5% from the September 29th total of 834,007 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,447,666 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its holdings in iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index by 38.8% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 2,234,018 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $74,460,000 after buying an additional 624,723 shares during the last quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. increased its holdings in iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index by 7.2% in the second quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. now owns 1,170,918 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $39,027,000 after buying an additional 79,005 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its holdings in iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index by 117.6% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 889,416 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $29,651,000 after buying an additional 480,626 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its holdings in iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index by 56.5% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 862,270 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $28,741,000 after buying an additional 311,324 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pinnacle Advisory Group Inc. increased its holdings in iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index by 1.7% in the third quarter. Pinnacle Advisory Group Inc. now owns 778,798 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $27,141,000 after buying an additional 13,394 shares during the last quarter.

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About iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index

iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the MSCI United Kingdom Index (the Index). The Index consists of stocks traded primarily on the London Stock Exchange.

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