iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) Short Interest Up 64.0% in December

iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NASDAQ:EMB) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 17,324,798 shares, an increase of 64.0% from the December 14th total of 10,563,423 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,844,560 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.6 days.

Shares of NASDAQ EMB opened at $105.52 on Friday. iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF has a 1 year low of $102.15 and a 1 year high of $116.33.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 19th were paid a $1.2898 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 18th. This represents a $15.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 14.67%. This is an increase from iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.45.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF in the third quarter worth about $102,000. Bramshill Investments LLC lifted its stake in iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF by 145.5% in the third quarter. Bramshill Investments LLC now owns 1,343 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $145,000 after purchasing an additional 796 shares during the last quarter. D.B. Root & Company LLC bought a new stake in iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF in the third quarter worth about $201,000. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. bought a new stake in iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF in the third quarter worth about $237,000. Finally, B. Riley Wealth Management Inc. bought a new stake in iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF in the third quarter worth about $311,000.

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iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF Company Profile

iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF, formerly iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the JPMorgan EMBI Global Core Index (the Index). The Index is a diverse United States dollar-denominated emerging markets debt benchmark, which tracks the total return of actively traded external debt instruments in emerging market countries.

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