Smith Moore & CO. Raises Stake in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA)

Smith Moore & CO. lifted its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFAGet Rating) by 1.0% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 29,293 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 291 shares during the period. Smith Moore & CO.’s holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF were worth $1,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of EFA. Collective Family Office LLC boosted its holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 3.6% in the 2nd quarter. Collective Family Office LLC now owns 14,318 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $895,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. Estate Counselors LLC acquired a new position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $7,801,000. Scotia Capital Inc. raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 4.0% in the 1st quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. now owns 42,119 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $3,100,000 after purchasing an additional 1,616 shares in the last quarter. Shoker Investment Counsel Inc. raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Shoker Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 69,635 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $4,351,000 after purchasing an additional 1,435 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Great Diamond Partners LLC raised its position in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. Great Diamond Partners LLC now owns 40,381 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $2,972,000 after purchasing an additional 571 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.83% of the company’s stock.

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF Stock Performance

Shares of EFA traded up $0.72 during trading on Thursday, reaching $66.28. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 13,400,776 shares, compared to its average volume of 24,784,686. The company has a fifty day moving average of $59.65 and a two-hundred day moving average of $62.76. iShares MSCI EAFE ETF has a twelve month low of $54.61 and a twelve month high of $80.04.

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF Profile

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA)

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