First Republic Investment Management Inc. Cuts Stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)

First Republic Investment Management Inc. trimmed its position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) by 2.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 696,346 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 18,207 shares during the period. First Republic Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.20% of iShares MSCI Japan ETF worth $42,254,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 79.0% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 43,661,933 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,649,406,000 after purchasing an additional 19,274,661 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 10.6% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,658,416 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $219,250,000 after acquiring an additional 349,818 shares in the last quarter. AGF Investments Inc. raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 49.8% during the fourth quarter. AGF Investments Inc. now owns 3,598,127 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $215,636,000 after acquiring an additional 1,196,204 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 2,751.1% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 2,958,332 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $177,293,000 after acquiring an additional 2,854,570 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. raised its holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF by 5.3% during the fourth quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 2,468,299 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $147,925,000 after acquiring an additional 124,387 shares in the last quarter.

EWJ opened at $60.33 on Friday. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 52-week low of $52.81 and a 52-week high of $64.71.

iShares MSCI Japan ETF Company Profile

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (the fund), formerly Ishares Msci Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund. 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 Japanese market, as measured by the MSCI Japan Index (the Index).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)

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