Water Oak Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI France ETF (NYSEARCA:EWQ) by 3.8% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 147,737 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 5,774 shares during the quarter. iShares MSCI France ETF makes up approximately 3.5% of Water Oak Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th largest position. Water Oak Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares MSCI France ETF were worth $3,918,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Simplex Trading LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI France ETF during the third quarter worth approximately $191,000. HRT Financial LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI France ETF during the second quarter worth approximately $235,000. Ifrah Financial Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI France ETF during the third quarter worth approximately $252,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI France ETF by 1,816.5% during the third quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 23,477 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $737,000 after purchasing an additional 22,252 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Private Trust Co. NA increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI France ETF by 4.6% during the fourth quarter. Private Trust Co. NA now owns 26,288 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $697,000 after purchasing an additional 1,150 shares in the last quarter.
Shares of EWQ traded down $0.31 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $27.02. 772,051 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 765,306. iShares MSCI France ETF has a 12-month low of $25.53 and a 12-month high of $33.73.
The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 24th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 19th were given a dividend of $0.1226 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 18th.
iShares MSCI France ETF Profile
iShares MSCI France ETF, formerly iShares MSCI France Index 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 French market, as measured by the MSCI France Index (the Index). The Index seeks to measure the performance of the French equity market.
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