Short Interest in iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF (NASDAQ:IEUS) Rises By 104.5%

iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF (NASDAQ:IEUSGet Rating) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 237,600 shares, a growth of 104.5% from the March 15th total of 116,200 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 54,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.3 days.

IEUS traded down $0.23 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $59.99. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 17,411 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,250. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $60.71 and a 200 day simple moving average of $66.03. iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF has a twelve month low of $52.58 and a twelve month high of $75.11.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in IEUS. Barclays PLC lifted its position in shares of iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF by 29.5% in the 4th quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 51,596 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,591,000 after acquiring an additional 11,766 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in shares of iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF by 2.5% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 29,078 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,024,000 after acquiring an additional 714 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in shares of iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF by 30.7% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 8,195 shares of the company’s stock worth $570,000 after acquiring an additional 1,925 shares during the period. Flow Traders U.S. LLC lifted its position in shares of iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF by 23.6% in the 4th quarter. Flow Traders U.S. LLC now owns 21,395 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,491,000 after acquiring an additional 4,087 shares during the period. Finally, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd Zurich lifted its position in shares of iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF by 3.0% in the 4th quarter. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd Zurich now owns 13,690 shares of the company’s stock worth $954,000 after acquiring an additional 405 shares during the period.

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