iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EPP) was the target of a large drop in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 436,551 shares, a drop of 56.2% from the March 15th total of 995,777 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 379,338 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days.

Shares of EPP opened at $46.93 on Wednesday. iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF has a 1 year low of $39.42 and a 1 year high of $48.65.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in EPP. NorthCoast Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $16,037,000. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. increased its position in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF by 3,000.0% in the 4th quarter. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. now owns 620 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares during the period. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. increased its position in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF by 11.7% in the 4th quarter. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. now owns 15,750 shares of the company’s stock valued at $641,000 after acquiring an additional 1,650 shares during the period. SignalPoint Asset Management LLC increased its position in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF by 8.9% in the 4th quarter. SignalPoint Asset Management LLC now owns 6,486 shares of the company’s stock valued at $264,000 after acquiring an additional 530 shares during the period. Finally, Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC increased its position in iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF by 16.6% in the 4th quarter. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC now owns 17,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $716,000 after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period.

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About iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF

iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ET (the Fund), formerly iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the aggregate in the Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore markets, as measured by the MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index (the Index).

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