WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEARCA:HEDJ) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,118,172 shares, an increase of 92.4% from the March 15th total of 581,143 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,865,478 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.6 days.

HEDJ opened at $63.87 on Tuesday. WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund has a 52-week low of $60.26 and a 52-week high of $67.29.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 21st were paid a dividend of $0.0821 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 20th. This represents a $0.33 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.51%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. grew its stake in WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund by 11.5% during the fourth quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 8,528 shares of the company’s stock worth $543,000 after buying an additional 882 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Management LLC grew its stake in WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund by 2.3% during the fourth quarter. Quadrant Capital Management LLC now owns 40,360 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,571,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. Bank of Stockton grew its stake in WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund by 1.7% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Stockton now owns 58,812 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,746,000 after buying an additional 990 shares during the period. Cetera Investment Advisers grew its stake in WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund by 6.2% during the fourth quarter. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 17,117 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,090,000 after buying an additional 996 shares during the period. Finally, Financial Advantage Inc. grew its stake in WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund by 0.7% during the fourth quarter. Financial Advantage Inc. now owns 158,012 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,067,000 after buying an additional 1,112 shares during the period.

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WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund Company Profile

WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (the Fund), formerly WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund, is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to track the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Index. The WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Index provides exposure to European equities while at the same time neutralizing exposure to fluctuations between the Euro and the United States dollar.

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