Traders sold shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $43.86 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $94.72 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $50.86 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, iShares MSCI Japan ETF had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. iShares MSCI Japan ETF traded up $0.01 for the day and closed at $56.05

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $55.04 and its 200 day moving average price is $53.61. iShares MSCI Japan ETF also was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 10,426 call options on the company. This is an increase of 343% compared to the typical daily volume of 2,355 call options.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EWJ. Intellectus Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 5 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 0.4% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 25,506 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,368,000 after purchasing an additional 109 shares during the last quarter. Hancock Holding Co. raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 4.6% in the second quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 4,066 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $218,000 after purchasing an additional 178 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 1.4% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 14,013 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $741,000 after purchasing an additional 188 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 6.5% in the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 4,720 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $258,000 after purchasing an additional 290 shares during the last quarter.

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iShares MSCI Japan ETF Company 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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