Investors Purchase High Volume of iShares MSCI South Korea ETF Call Options (NYSEARCA:EWY)

iShares MSCI South Korea ETF (NYSEARCA:EWY) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 5,734 call options on the company. This is an increase of 214% compared to the typical volume of 1,828 call options.

Shares of NYSEARCA:EWY traded up $1.15 on Thursday, reaching $79.43. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 410,549 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,596,533. iShares MSCI South Korea ETF has a 52-week low of $64.46 and a 52-week high of $96.30. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $83.78 and a 200 day simple moving average of $88.80.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of iShares MSCI South Korea ETF during the 3rd quarter worth about $41,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI South Korea ETF by 22.1% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,110,139 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $103,443,000 after purchasing an additional 200,594 shares during the period. Colony Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI South Korea ETF by 9.6% during the 2nd quarter. Colony Group LLC now owns 30,966 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $2,885,000 after purchasing an additional 2,713 shares during the period. Meitav Dash Investments Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI South Korea ETF by 8.9% during the 2nd quarter. Meitav Dash Investments Ltd. now owns 75,606 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $7,045,000 after purchasing an additional 6,199 shares during the period. Finally, Zacks Investment Management boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI South Korea ETF by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. Zacks Investment Management now owns 19,082 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,778,000 after purchasing an additional 799 shares during the period.

About iShares MSCI South Korea ETF

iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Korea 25/50 Index (the Index). The Index consists of stocks traded primarily on the Stock Market Division of the Korean Exchange.

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