Investors bought shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EFA) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday. $303.72 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $219.69 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $84.03 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund had the 6th highest net in-flow for the day. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund traded down ($1.14) for the day and closed at $67.06

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th were given a $1.3536 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 4.01%. This is a boost from iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.74. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 19th.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EFA. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 5.3% during the fourth quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 313,226 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $22,023,000 after acquiring an additional 15,857 shares during the last quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 10.5% during the fourth quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 23,157 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,628,000 after acquiring an additional 2,200 shares during the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 4.3% during the fourth quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 1,521,689 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $106,990,000 after acquiring an additional 63,154 shares during the last quarter. Earnest Partners LLC increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 34.2% during the fourth quarter. Earnest Partners LLC now owns 27,297 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,919,000 after acquiring an additional 6,955 shares during the last quarter. Finally, NWQ Investment Management Company LLC increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 25.9% during the fourth quarter. NWQ Investment Management Company LLC now owns 24,370 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,713,000 after acquiring an additional 5,020 shares during the last quarter.

About iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund

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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