iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) Sees Strong Trading Volume

Shares of iShares MSCI Germany ETF (NYSEARCA:EWG) saw an uptick in trading volume on Thursday . 404,708 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 89% from the previous session’s volume of 3,731,921 shares.The stock last traded at $27.28 and had previously closed at $27.14.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of EWG. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI Germany ETF by 18.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 12,166,940 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $327,534,000 after purchasing an additional 1,856,704 shares in the last quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Germany ETF in the fourth quarter valued at $33,085,000. Jane Street Group LLC grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI Germany ETF by 1,197.5% in the fourth quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 210,310 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $5,331,000 after purchasing an additional 194,101 shares in the last quarter. Fis Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Germany ETF in the first quarter valued at $5,161,000. Finally, Polianta Ltd grew its position in shares of iShares MSCI Germany ETF by 58.0% in the first quarter. Polianta Ltd now owns 386,900 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $10,415,000 after purchasing an additional 142,000 shares in the last quarter.

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About iShares MSCI Germany ETF (NYSEARCA:EWG)

iShares MSCI Germany ETF, formerly iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (the 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 German market, as measured by the MSCI Germany Index (the Index).

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