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

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Investors bought 59,493 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 106% compared to the average daily volume of 28,812 put options.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 0.4% in the second quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC now owns 4,715 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $307,000 after purchasing an additional 20 shares during the period. Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management LLC boosted its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 0.4% in the second quarter. Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management LLC now owns 4,975 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $324,000 after purchasing an additional 21 shares during the period. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC boosted its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 0.3% in the second quarter. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC now owns 8,110 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $529,000 after purchasing an additional 24 shares during the period. GHP Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 0.5% in the second quarter. GHP Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 5,902 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $385,000 after purchasing an additional 28 shares during the period. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund by 1.6% in the second quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,181 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $142,000 after purchasing an additional 34 shares during the period.

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) opened at 69.10 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $67.72 and a 200 day moving average of $65.80. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund has a one year low of $56.10 and a one year high of $69.11.

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About iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund

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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