Axa Decreases Stake in iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

AXA lowered its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 4.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 196,070 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 8,700 shares during the period. AXA owned approximately 0.05% of iShares MSCI Japan worth $11,750,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Japan by 10.6% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,658,416 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $219,250,000 after buying an additional 349,818 shares in the last quarter. AGF Investments Inc. raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan by 49.8% during the fourth quarter. AGF Investments Inc. now owns 3,598,127 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $215,636,000 after purchasing an additional 1,196,204 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan by 2,751.1% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 2,958,332 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $177,293,000 after purchasing an additional 2,854,570 shares during the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan by 17,229.7% during the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 1,520,854 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $91,145,000 after purchasing an additional 1,512,078 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northwestern University purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI Japan during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $66,914,000.

Shares of EWJ traded down $1.22 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $59.46. 10,836,973 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 12,485,348. iShares MSCI Japan has a 1 year low of $50.58 and a 1 year high of $64.71.

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iShares MSCI Japan 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).

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

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