Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA)

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iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFAGet Rating) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 358,101 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 205% compared to the average daily volume of 117,247 put options.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On iShares MSCI EAFE ETF

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in EFA. Tennessee Valley Asset Management Partners boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 14.9% in the fourth quarter. Tennessee Valley Asset Management Partners now owns 14,177 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,115,000 after acquiring an additional 1,841 shares during the last quarter. Estate Counselors LLC acquired a new position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF during the first quarter worth about $7,801,000. Scotia Capital Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 4.0% during the first quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. now owns 42,119 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,100,000 after purchasing an additional 1,616 shares in the last quarter. JGP Wealth Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 6.3% during the first quarter. JGP Wealth Management LLC now owns 3,374 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $246,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Great Diamond Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 1.4% during the first quarter. Great Diamond Partners LLC now owns 40,381 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,972,000 after purchasing an additional 571 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.83% of the company’s stock.

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF Stock Down 0.3 %

Shares of NYSEARCA:EFA opened at $58.63 on Friday. iShares MSCI EAFE ETF has a 52 week low of $58.35 and a 52 week high of $82.00. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $63.15 and a 200-day simple moving average of $66.47.

About iShares MSCI EAFE ETF

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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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