iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 12th, there was short interest totalling 84,148,391 shares, an increase of 25.3% from the December 29th total of 67,178,883 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 54,085,875 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days.

Shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) opened at $51.03 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $44,920.00 and a PE ratio of -3.29. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx has a 1 year low of $37.20 and a 1 year high of $52.08.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of EEM. MKP Capital Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx in the third quarter worth about $699,036,000. Glen Point Capital LLP purchased a new stake in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx in the third quarter worth about $278,315,000. APG Asset Management N.V. increased its position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 165.1% in the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 9,028,447 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $404,565,000 after buying an additional 5,623,350 shares in the last quarter. Truepoint Inc. increased its position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 4,360.5% in the third quarter. Truepoint Inc. now owns 4,051,012 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,051,000 after buying an additional 3,960,193 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Asset Management One Co. Ltd. increased its position in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx by 23.4% in the third quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 8,375,176 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $374,987,000 after buying an additional 1,587,532 shares in the last quarter.

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About iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, formerly iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (the Fund), seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities in global emerging markets, as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (the Index).

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