iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (NASDAQ:IXUS) Short Interest Up 33.9% in August

iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (NASDAQ:IXUS) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,320,000 shares, an increase of 33.9% from the August 15th total of 2,480,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,569,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.1 days.

Shares of NASDAQ IXUS traded up $0.75 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $72.20. 64,665 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,599,348. iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF has a 12 month low of $56.66 and a 12 month high of $75.53. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $73.03 and its 200 day moving average price is $72.76.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of IXUS. Disciplined Investments LLC acquired a new stake in iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $55,000. CoreFirst Bank & Trust bought a new position in iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF in the second quarter valued at about $75,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC acquired a new position in iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $202,000. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. lifted its stake in shares of iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF by 24.9% in the 2nd quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 3,003 shares of the company’s stock valued at $220,000 after acquiring an additional 599 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Graypoint LLC bought a new stake in shares of iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF during the second quarter worth about $230,000.

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