iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF (NASDAQ:ACWX) Short Interest Up 25.6% in August

iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF (NASDAQ:ACWX) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,970,000 shares, a growth of 25.6% from the August 15th total of 3,160,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,155,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.4 days.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Optiver Holding B.V. bought a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF during the first quarter worth $3,865,000. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF by 12.2% during the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 4,662,202 shares of the company’s stock valued at $257,260,000 after buying an additional 506,730 shares during the period. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF by 586.2% during the first quarter. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC now owns 122,533 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,761,000 after purchasing an additional 104,677 shares in the last quarter. OLD Mission Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF during the third quarter worth approximately $6,759,000. Finally, Woodmont Investment Counsel LLC grew its holdings in iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF by 4.9% in the 1st quarter. Woodmont Investment Counsel LLC now owns 7,450 shares of the company’s stock valued at $411,000 after buying an additional 350 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of NASDAQ:ACWX opened at $56.14 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $57.05 and its 200-day moving average price is $57.00. iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF has a twelve month low of $44.71 and a twelve month high of $59.19.

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