iShares Asia 50 ETF (NASDAQ:AIA) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

iShares Asia 50 ETF (NASDAQ:AIAGet Free Report) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,700 shares, a decrease of 56.4% from the January 15th total of 3,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 44,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.0 days.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in AIA. Advisory Services Network LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF during the fourth quarter worth $200,000. Arlington Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF during the fourth quarter worth $302,000. CWM LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF during the fourth quarter worth $172,000. SFI Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF by 17.5% during the fourth quarter. SFI Advisors LLC now owns 31,065 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,801,000 after buying an additional 4,626 shares during the period. Finally, Vontobel Holding Ltd. boosted its position in shares of iShares Asia 50 ETF by 299.9% during the fourth quarter. Vontobel Holding Ltd. now owns 39,751 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,304,000 after buying an additional 29,812 shares during the period.

iShares Asia 50 ETF Trading Up 1.7 %

iShares Asia 50 ETF stock traded up $0.99 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $58.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 19,222 shares, compared to its average volume of 58,082. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.41 billion, a PE ratio of 10.57 and a beta of 0.71. iShares Asia 50 ETF has a 1 year low of $52.02 and a 1 year high of $64.16. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $55.87 and its two-hundred day moving average is $56.80.

iShares Asia 50 ETF Increases Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 21st were given a $0.992 dividend. This is a positive change from iShares Asia 50 ETF’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.53. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 20th.

About iShares Asia 50 ETF

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iShares Asia 50 ETF (the Fund), formerly iShares S&P Asia 50 Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P Asia 50 Index (the Index). The Index is a free float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the performance of the 50 leading companies from four Asian markets: Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

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