iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 18,984 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,405% compared to the typical volume of 1,261 call options.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Intellectus Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 1,878 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 5 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 25,506 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,368,000 after buying an additional 109 shares during the period. Hancock Holding Co. boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 4,066 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $218,000 after buying an additional 178 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 14,013 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $741,000 after buying an additional 188 shares during the period. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 4,720 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $258,000 after buying an additional 290 shares during the period.

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) opened at 55.43 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $54.71 and its 200-day moving average is $53.27. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 12 month low of $48.79 and a 12 month high of $55.61.

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About iShares MSCI Japan ETF

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).

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