Investors Sell Shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) on Strength (NYSE:EFA)

Investors sold shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $102.13 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $186.24 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $84.11 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund traded up $0.37 for the day and closed at $67.30

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $66.30 and a 200 day moving average of $63.95. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund also was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 73,126 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 149% compared to the average volume of 29,343 put options.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 122.1% in the second quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 1,557 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 856 shares during the period. Archford Capital Strategies LLC increased its stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 400.1% in the second quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 40,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 32,001 shares during the period. Alken Asset Management Ltd. bought a new stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund during the second quarter valued at about $116,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 1.6% in the second quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,181 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the period. Finally, Forward Management LLC bought a new stake in iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund during the second quarter valued at about $148,000.

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iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund Company Profile

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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