HM Payson & Co. lessened its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA) by 2.9% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,393 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 220 shares during the quarter. HM Payson & Co.’s holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF were worth $539,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of EFA. CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF during the 4th quarter worth approximately $171,991,000. Morgan Stanley boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 11.6% in the 4th quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 21,367,813 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $1,558,996,000 after acquiring an additional 2,220,611 shares during the period. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 48.9% during the 4th quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,194,252 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $378,973,000 after buying an additional 1,705,948 shares during the last quarter. OLD Mission Capital LLC bought a new position in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF during the third quarter worth $49,164,000. Finally, MD Financial Management Inc. acquired a new stake in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF in the fourth quarter worth $55,659,000. 77.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of NYSEARCA EFA opened at $77.31 on Thursday. iShares MSCI EAFE ETF has a 1-year low of $53.60 and a 1-year high of $78.05. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $75.93 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $73.43.
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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