WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEARCA:DXJ) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,504,051 shares, a growth of 50.5% from the November 30th total of 2,993,271 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,427,062 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.3 days.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in DXJ. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund during the third quarter valued at approximately $205,000. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund by 2.2% during the second quarter. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,650 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $242,000 after buying an additional 99 shares during the period. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund during the third quarter valued at approximately $272,000. Hochman Cole Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund by 31.1% during the third quarter. Hochman Cole Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 5,112 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $280,000 after buying an additional 1,212 shares during the period. Finally, Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. boosted its position in shares of WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund by 26.5% during the third quarter. Ausdal Financial Partners Inc. now owns 5,845 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $320,000 after buying an additional 1,226 shares during the period.

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEARCA:DXJ) opened at $60.42 on Thursday. WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund has a 12-month low of $47.86 and a 12-month high of $60.45.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 27th were given a dividend of $0.4923 per share. This represents a $1.97 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 26th. This is a positive change from WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05.

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WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund Company Profile

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that closely correspond to the price and yield performance of the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Index (the Index). The Index is designed to provide exposure to Japanese equity markets while at the same time neutralizing exposure to fluctuations of the Japanese Yen movements relative to the United States dollar.

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