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NYSEARCA:EFA

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA) Price, Holdings, & News

$76.28
-0.73 (-0.95%)
(As of 12:45 PM ET)
Today's Range
$76.05
$76.42
50-Day Range
$74.28
$80.04
52-Week Range
$65.68
$80.06
Volume
10.03 million shs
Average Volume
15.09 million shs
Market Capitalization
$51.08 billion
Assets Under Management
$51.58 billion
Dividend Yield
2.94%
Net Expense Ratio
0.33%
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About iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA)

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. The Index includes stocks from Europe, Australasia and the Far East. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. Due to the use of representative sampling, the Fund may or may not hold all of the securities that are included in the Index. The Fund's investment advisor is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

EFA Stock Price History

EFA ETF News Headlines

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Fund Details

Issuer
iShares
Fund Name
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
Tax Classification
Regulated Investment Company
Current Symbol
NYSEARCA:EFA
Inception Date
8/14/2001
Fund Manager
Diane Hsiung, Jennifer Hsui, Greg Savage, Alan Mason

Fund Focus

Asset Class
Equity
Benchmark
MSCI EAFE Index
Category
Broad Equity
Focus
Size and Style
Development Level
Developed Markets
Region
Developed Markets
Number of Holdings
798

Fund Statistics

Assets Under Management
$51.71 billion
Average Daily Volume
$15.73 million
Discount/Premium
0.02%

Administrator, Advisor and Custodian

Administrator
State Street Bank and Trust Company
Advisor
BlackRock Fund Advisors
Custodian
State Street Bank and Trust Company
Distributor
BlackRock Investments, LLC
Transfer Agent
State Street Bank and Trust Company
Trustee
N/A
Lead Market Maker
Jane Street

Options

Optionable
Optionable
Options Volume
77,846
Put Options
56,209
Call Options
21,637
Short Interest
76,850,000 shs

Miscellaneous

Beta
0.82
Creation Unit
600,000
Creation Fee
$15,000.00
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iShares MSCI EAFE ETF Expenses

TypeEFASize and Style ETFsEquity ETFsNYSEARCA ETFsAll ETFs
Management Fee0.32%0.47%0.54%0.50%0.51%
Other Expenses0.00%0.69%0.54%0.64%0.58%
Total Expense0.33%0.63%0.70%0.74%0.70%
Fee Waiver0.00%-0.69%-0.55%-0.68%-0.57%
Net Expense0.33%0.49%0.60%0.57%0.58%

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA) Holdings & Exposure

Top 10 EFA Holdings

  • NOVO NORDISK CLASS B
    Holding Weight: 2.46%
  • ASML HOLDING NV
    Holding Weight: 2.34%
  • NESTLE SA
    Holding Weight: 1.64%
  • TOYOTA MOTOR CORP
    Holding Weight: 1.57%
  • SHELL PLC
    Holding Weight: 1.43%
  • LVMH
    Holding Weight: 1.38%
  • ASTRAZENECA PLC
    Holding Weight: 1.28%
  • NOVARTIS AG
    Holding Weight: 1.17%
  • SAP
    Holding Weight: 1.14%
  • ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG
    Holding Weight: 1.05%

EFA Sector Exposure

EFA Industry Exposure

Key Executives

  • Michael Arthur Latham (Age 51)
    President, Trustee
  • Jack Gee (Age 57)
    Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
  • Scott F. Radell (Age 48)
    Executive Vice President
  • Amy Schioldager (Age 56)
    Executive Vice President
  • Edward B. Baer (Age 45)
    Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
  • Ira P. Shapiro (Age 52)
    Vice President
  • Eilleen M. Clavere (Age 61)
    Secretary
  • Cecilia H. Herbert (Age 68)
    Independent Trustee
  • Charles A. Hurty (Age 73)
    Independent Trustee
  • Robert S. Kapito (Age 59)
    Trustee

Should I Buy iShares MSCI EAFE ETF Stock? EFA Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF:

  • The iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF recently experienced a big inflow, indicating investor interest and potential growth opportunities.
  • The ETF tracks the MSCI EAFE Index, providing exposure to a diversified portfolio of stocks from Europe, Australasia, and the Far East.
  • Investors can benefit from international diversification by investing in the ETF, reducing risk associated with single-country investments.
  • The fund's investment objective is to seek results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the underlying index, offering transparency and alignment with investor goals.
  • With BlackRock Fund Advisors as the investment advisor, investors can leverage the expertise of a reputable asset management firm.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF for these reasons:

  • Market volatility can impact the performance of international stocks, potentially leading to fluctuations in the ETF's value.
  • Exchange rate fluctuations may affect returns for investors holding assets denominated in foreign currencies.
  • Investors should consider the expense ratio of the ETF, as higher fees can erode overall returns over time.
  • Political and economic events in the regions covered by the ETF can introduce additional risks that investors need to monitor.
  • It's important for investors to assess their risk tolerance and investment goals before considering exposure to international markets through this ETF.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these iShares MSCI EAFE ETF pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

EFA ETF - Frequently Asked Questions

How have EFA shares performed in 2024?

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF's stock was trading at $75.35 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, EFA stock has increased by 1.2% and is now trading at $76.25.
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What does EFA invest in?

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF is a equity fund issued by iShares. EFA focuses on size and style investments and follows the MSCI EAFE Index. The fund's investments total to approximately $51.58 billion assets under management.

What is the management fee for iShares MSCI EAFE ETF?

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF's management fee is 0.32% and has no other recorded expenses or fee waivers. The net expense ratio for EFA is 0.33%.

What other stocks do shareholders of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other iShares MSCI EAFE ETF investors own include AT&T (T), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), NVIDIA (NVDA), Bank of America (BAC), Invesco QQQ (QQQ), SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and Walmart (WMT).

Who are iShares MSCI EAFE ETF's major shareholders?

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Stairway Partners LLC (0.43%), Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC (0.13%), Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV (0.12%), Lbmc Investment Advisors LLC (0.08%), BTC Capital Management Inc. (0.06%) and Parkside Advisors LLC (0.05%).

How do I buy shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF?

Shares of EFA stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSEARCA:EFA) was last updated on 4/16/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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