iShares MSCI Canada ETF Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NYSEARCA:EWC)

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iShares MSCI Canada ETF (NYSEARCA:EWC) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors acquired 7,523 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,476% compared to the average volume of 292 put options.

iShares MSCI Canada ETF stock opened at $28.65 on Friday. iShares MSCI Canada ETF has a 52 week low of $17.59 and a 52 week high of $30.81. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $27.79 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $26.81.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Canada ETF in the 1st quarter worth approximately $68,000. Morgan Stanley raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Canada ETF by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,214,430 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $26,535,000 after purchasing an additional 5,349 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Canada ETF by 27.3% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,466,886 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $32,051,000 after purchasing an additional 314,383 shares during the period. Water Oak Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Canada ETF by 73.1% in the 2nd quarter. Water Oak Advisors LLC now owns 179,841 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $4,654,000 after purchasing an additional 75,932 shares during the period. Finally, Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Canada ETF in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $26,000.

About iShares MSCI Canada ETF

iShares MSCI Canada ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). 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 Canadian market, as measured by the MSCI Canada Index (the Index).

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