NYSEARCA:EWJ - iShares MSCI Japan ETF Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$54.11 -0.24 (-0.44 %)
(As of 11/13/2018 02:57 PM ET)
Previous Close$54.35
Today's Range$53.93 - $54.59
52-Week Range$52.99 - $64.71
Volume1.11 million shs
Average Volume9.21 million shs
Market CapitalizationN/A
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.55%
BetaN/A
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (the fund), formerly Ishares Msci Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of publicly traded securities in the Japanese market, as measured by the MSCI Japan Index (the Index). The Index consists of stocks traded primarily on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The Index is reviewed quarterly. BlackRock Fund Advisors (BFA) serves as the investment advisor to the Fund.

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Basic Details

Issuer BlackRock
Fund NameiShares MSCI Japan ETF
Tax ClassificationRegulated Investment Company
SymbolNYSEARCA:EWJ
Inception Date3/12/1996
Fund ManagerDiane Hsiung, Jennifer Hsui, Greg Savage, Alan Mason
Phone+1-617-9377270

Fund Focus

Asset ClassEquity
BenchmarkMSCI Japan NR USD
CategoryBroad Equity
FocusBroad Equity
Development LevelDeveloped Markets
RegionAsia-Pacific

Fund Statistics

Assets Under Management$19.14 billion
Average Daily Volume$11.14 million
Discount/Premium-2.55%

ETF Expenses

Management Fee0.49%
Other Expenses0.00%
Total Expenses0.49%
Fee Waiver0.00%
Net Expenses0.49%

Administrator, Advisor and Custodian

AdministratorState Street Bank and Trust Company
AdvisorBlackRock Fund Advisors
CustodianState Street Bank and Trust Company
DistributorBlackRock Investments, LLC
Transfer AgentState Street Bank and Trust Company
Trustee
Lead Market MakerVirtu Financial

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iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) Frequently Asked Questions

What is iShares MSCI Japan ETF's stock symbol?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)ARCA under the ticker symbol "EWJ."

How often does iShares MSCI Japan ETF pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for iShares MSCI Japan ETF?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF declared a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, June 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of $0.4604 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 19th. This is a boost from iShares MSCI Japan ETF's previous semiannual dividend of $0.40. View iShares MSCI Japan ETF's Dividend History.

When did iShares MSCI Japan ETF's stock split? How did iShares MSCI Japan ETF's stock split work?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF shares reverse split on Monday, November 7th 2016. The 1-4 reverse split was announced on Friday, October 14th 2016. The number of shares owned by shareholders was adjusted after the closing bell on Friday, November 4th 2016. An investor that had 100 shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF stock prior to the reverse split would have 25 shares after the split.

Has iShares MSCI Japan ETF been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about EWJ stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. iShares MSCI Japan ETF earned a news sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the exchange traded fund a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting iShares MSCI Japan ETF?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF saw a decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,790,359 shares, a decrease of 19.8% from the October 15th total of 24,682,020 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 13,209,160 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days. View iShares MSCI Japan ETF's Current Options Chain.

Who are iShares MSCI Japan ETF's key executives?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Robert H. Silver, Independent Chairman of the Board (Age 58)
  • Michael Arthur Latham, President, Director (Age 51)
  • Jack Gee, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer (Age 57)
  • Scott F. Radell, Executive Vice President (Age 48)
  • Amy Schioldager, Executive Vice President (Age 56)
  • Edward B. Baer, Vice President, Chief Legal Officer (Age 45)
  • Ira P. Shapiro, Vice President (Age 52)
  • Eilleen M. Clavere, Secretary (Age 61)
  • Robert S. Kapito, Director (Age 59)
  • Cecilia H. Herbert, Independent Director (Age 68)

Who are iShares MSCI Japan ETF's major shareholders?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (13.12%), BlackRock Inc. (6.84%), FMR LLC (6.66%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.59%), AGF Investments Inc. (0.47%) and TD Asset Management Inc. (0.46%).

Which institutional investors are selling iShares MSCI Japan ETF stock?

EWJ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Alliancebernstein L.P., TD Asset Management Inc., TRUE Private Wealth Advisors, FDx Advisors Inc., Comerica Bank, EFG Asset Management Americas Corp. and Accuvest Global Advisors.

Which institutional investors are buying iShares MSCI Japan ETF stock?

EWJ stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., 3EDGE Asset Management LP, Turim 21 Investimentos Ltda., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, AGF Investments Inc., United Services Automobile Association, Baird Financial Group Inc. and Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A..

How do I buy shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF?

Shares of EWJ can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is iShares MSCI Japan ETF's stock price today?

One share of EWJ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $54.11.

What is iShares MSCI Japan ETF's official website?

The official website for iShares MSCI Japan ETF is http://www.ishares.com.

How can I contact iShares MSCI Japan ETF?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF's mailing address is Suite 1405, 525 Washington Boulevard, JERSEY CITY, 94105, United States. The exchange traded fund can be reached via phone at +1-617-9377270.


MarketBeat Community Rating for iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA EWJ)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  68 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  68 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  136
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about iShares MSCI Japan ETF and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe EWJ will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe EWJ will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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