Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of iShares MSCI Brazil ETF Call Options (NYSEARCA:EWZ)

iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (NYSEARCA:EWZGet Free Report) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 205,460 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 62% compared to the average daily volume of 126,763 call options.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On iShares MSCI Brazil ETF

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Brazil ETF by 35.6% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 9,253,730 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $283,812,000 after acquiring an additional 2,428,079 shares during the last quarter. FIL Ltd increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI Brazil ETF by 8.8% during the 4th quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 4,340,670 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $151,750,000 after purchasing an additional 351,165 shares during the last quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Brazil ETF by 0.6% in the 3rd quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 3,637,406 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $111,559,000 after acquiring an additional 22,200 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia grew its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Brazil ETF by 383.9% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 3,552,853 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $124,208,000 after buying an additional 2,818,566 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bridgewater Associates LP bought a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI Brazil ETF during the fourth quarter worth $96,166,000.

iShares MSCI Brazil ETF Price Performance

Shares of iShares MSCI Brazil ETF stock opened at $29.78 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $4.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.65 and a beta of 0.93. iShares MSCI Brazil ETF has a 1 year low of $28.42 and a 1 year high of $35.74. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $31.27 and its 200 day moving average is $32.73.

iShares MSCI Brazil ETF Company Profile

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iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index Fund (the Fund), formerly iShares MSCI Brazil Index 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 Brazilian market, as measured by the MSCI Brazil Index (the Index).

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