Morgan Stanley raised its stake in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA) by 11.1% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,984,455 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,998,373 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley’s holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF were worth $1,338,358,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bay Colony Advisory Group Inc d b a Bay Colony Advisors purchased a new position in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF in the second quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Silvant Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF during the first quarter worth approximately $135,000. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 1,732.7% during the first quarter. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 2,749 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $192,000 after acquiring an additional 2,599 shares during the last quarter. Sfmg LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF during the first quarter worth approximately $202,000. Finally, ClariVest Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF during the first quarter worth approximately $202,000.

Shares of EFA opened at $65.43 on Monday. iShares MSCI EAFE ETF has a 12-month low of $65.15 and a 12-month high of $75.27.

About iShares MSCI EAFE ETF

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF, formerly iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, MSCI EAFE Index (the Index). The Index has been developed by MSCI Inc as an equity benchmark for its international stock performance.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA)

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