iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (EFA)

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Stock investors bought 34,666 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 168% compared to the typical daily volume of 12,937 call options.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in EFA. Smith Salley & Associates raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 0.5% in the second quarter. Smith Salley & Associates now owns 68,047 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $4,437,000 after buying an additional 363 shares in the last quarter. MCF Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 8.1% in the second quarter. MCF Advisors LLC now owns 793,913 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $51,763,000 after buying an additional 59,283 shares in the last quarter. Boston Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 24.3% in the second quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 175,174 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $11,421,000 after buying an additional 34,255 shares in the last quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 57.3% in the second quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,858 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $252,000 after buying an additional 1,405 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lodestar Investment Counsel LLC IL raised its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 2.3% in the second quarter. Lodestar Investment Counsel LLC IL now owns 22,329 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,456,000 after buying an additional 499 shares in the last quarter.

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) traded down 0.18% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $65.95. 27,456,383 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $66.15 and a 200-day moving average price of $63.72. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund has a 52 week low of $56.10 and a 52 week high of $67.54.

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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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