NYSEARCA:EWJ - iShares MSCI Japan ETF Stock Price, Price Target & More

Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist.
$60.13 -0.20 (-0.33 %)
(As of 05/25/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$60.33
Today's Range$60.05 - $60.27
52-Week Range$52.81 - $64.71
Volume7.70 million shs
Average Volume10.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$22.19 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.23%
BetaN/A

About iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)

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.

Receive EWJ News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for EWJ and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

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$21.35 billion
Average Daily Volume$10.07 million
Discount/Premium0.80%

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

Geographic Exposure of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)
Currency Exposure of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)
Sector Exposure of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)
Industry Exposure of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)

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 Tuesday, December 19th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be given a dividend of $0.3994 per share on Tuesday, December 26th. This represents a yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 19th. This is a boost from iShares MSCI Japan ETF's previous semiannual dividend of $0.35. 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 the morning of 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 market closes 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.

Are investors shorting iShares MSCI Japan ETF?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF saw a drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 9,982,546 shares, a drop of 31.6% from the March 30th total of 14,602,228 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,883,051 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.3 days.

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)

Has iShares MSCI Japan ETF been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about EWJ stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. iShares MSCI Japan ETF earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the exchange traded fund an impact score of 45.52 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are iShares MSCI Japan ETF's major shareholders?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (12.48%), BlackRock Inc. (5.07%), 1607 Capital Partners LLC (1.03%), The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (0.99%), Windhaven Investment Management Inc. (0.95%) and AGF Investments Inc. (0.92%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for iShares MSCI Japan ETF.

Which major investors are selling iShares MSCI Japan ETF stock?

EWJ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Eaton Vance Management, AGF Investments Inc., Comerica Bank, Franklin Resources Inc., W. E. Donoghue & Co. LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH and Allianz Asset Management GmbH. View Insider Buying and Selling for iShares MSCI Japan ETF.

Which major investors are buying iShares MSCI Japan ETF stock?

EWJ stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Suntrust Banks Inc., Flow Traders U.S. LLC, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Co, Employees Retirement System of Texas, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , VCU Investment Management Co and 1607 Capital Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for iShares MSCI Japan ETF.

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 $60.13.

How big of a company is iShares MSCI Japan ETF?

iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a market capitalization of $22.19 billion.

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 (EWJ)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  53 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  48 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  101
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.

Analyst Ratings

Show:

Earnings

Dividends

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) Dividend Information

iShares MSCI Japan ETF pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share, with a dividend yield of 1.25%. EWJ's most recent semiannual dividend payment was Tuesday, December 26.
Most Recent Dividend:12/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.75
Dividend Yield:1.25%
Payout Ratio(s):N/A
Dividend Payments by Quarter for iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ)

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
12/19/2017semiannual$0.39941.34%12/19/201712/20/201712/26/2017
6/20/2017semiannual$0.34831.29%6/20/20176/22/20176/26/2017
12/21/2016semiannual$0.58352.35%12/21/201612/23/201612/28/2016
6/22/2016semiannual$0.09181.59%6/22/20166/24/20166/28/2016
12/21/2015semiannual$0.08771.46%12/21/201512/23/201512/28/2015
6/25/2015semiannual$0.06571.01%6/25/20156/29/20157/1/2015
12/17/2014semiannual$0.06631.18%12/17/201412/19/201412/24/2014
6/25/2014semiannual$0.08251.37%6/25/20146/27/20147/2/2014
12/18/2013semiannual$0.08771.48%12/18/201312/20/201312/30/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Headlines

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA EWJ) News Headlines

Source:
DateHeadline
Asian Markets Are Mixed, Nikkei Drops Due to Profit-BookingAsian Markets Are Mixed, Nikkei Drops Due to Profit-Booking
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 9:07 AM
Asian Market Sentiment Improved amid Trade War UpdateAsian Market Sentiment Improved amid Trade War Update
finance.yahoo.com - May 21 at 9:04 AM
Asian Markets Are Strong amid Hopes of Positive Trade TalksAsian Markets Are Strong amid Hopes of Positive Trade Talks
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 9:53 AM
What Made the Japan Services PMI Rise So Much in April?What Made the Japan Services PMI Rise So Much in April?
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 5:01 PM
Asian Markets Are Mixed on May 15 amid Trade UncertaintyAsian Markets Are Mixed on May 15 amid Trade Uncertainty
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 9:46 AM
Asian Markets Are Strong, China-US Trade Tensions EaseAsian Markets Are Strong, China-US Trade Tensions Ease
finance.yahoo.com - May 14 at 10:01 AM
How Electronic Arts Views Fiscal 2019How Electronic Arts Views Fiscal 2019
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 10:05 AM
Japan ETF Rebound May Not LastJapan ETF Rebound May Not Last
finance.yahoo.com - May 11 at 10:05 AM
Asian Markets Closed Higher on May 10Asian Markets Closed Higher on May 10
finance.yahoo.com - May 10 at 9:29 AM
Asian Markets Are Strong on May 8 amid Improved SentimentAsian Markets Are Strong on May 8 amid Improved Sentiment
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 9:12 AM
Short Interest in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Declines By 31.6%Short Interest in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Declines By 31.6%
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 1:14 AM
What’s Next for the Yen after Global Risks Recede?What’s Next for the Yen after Global Risks Recede?
finance.yahoo.com - April 30 at 4:35 PM
Asian Markets Are Strong amid HolidaysAsian Markets Are Strong amid Holidays
finance.yahoo.com - April 30 at 9:26 AM
Asian Markets Are Strong following US Market ReboundAsian Markets Are Strong following US Market Rebound
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 9:46 AM
What's in Store for Japan ETFsWhat's in Store for Japan ETFs
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 9:08 AM
Asian Markets Are Weak on April 20 following US Market DeclineAsian Markets Are Weak on April 20 following US Market Decline
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 9:27 AM
How is the Current Trade Scenario Impacting Asia ETFs?How is the Current Trade Scenario Impacting Asia ETFs?
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 9:13 AM
Asian Markets Are Weak, Trade War Concerns ResurfaceAsian Markets Are Weak, Trade War Concerns Resurface
finance.yahoo.com - April 17 at 9:38 AM
How Japan’s Services PMI Trended in March 2018How Japan’s Services PMI Trended in March 2018
finance.yahoo.com - April 16 at 4:34 PM
Asian Markets Are Weak amid US-Led Attack on SyriaAsian Markets Are Weak amid US-Led Attack on Syria
finance.yahoo.com - April 16 at 9:09 AM
iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ) Short Interest Up 28.1% in MarchiShares MSCI Japan (EWJ) Short Interest Up 28.1% in March
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 16 at 1:58 AM
What’s Affecting Japan’s Manufacturing PMI?What’s Affecting Japan’s Manufacturing PMI?
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 4:37 PM
Asian Markets Pulled Back amid Rising Middle East TensionAsian Markets Pulled Back amid Rising Middle East Tension
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 10:06 AM
Asian Markets Are Strong amid Decreased Trade War ConcernsAsian Markets Are Strong amid Decreased Trade War Concerns
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 9:40 AM
Asian Markets Started This Week on a Stronger NoteAsian Markets Started This Week on a Stronger Note
finance.yahoo.com - April 9 at 9:29 AM
Asian Markets Are Mixed Due to Fresh Trade War ConcernsAsian Markets Are Mixed Due to Fresh Trade War Concerns
finance.yahoo.com - April 6 at 9:39 AM
BoJ Mulling Over a Stimulus Exit: ETFs in FocusBoJ Mulling Over a Stimulus Exit: ETFs in Focus
www.zacks.com - April 4 at 4:52 PM
Asian Markets Are Mixed, Hong Kong’s Market Is ClosedAsian Markets Are Mixed, Hong Kong’s Market Is Closed
finance.yahoo.com - April 2 at 9:45 AM
Short Interest in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Declines By 19.6%Short Interest in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Declines By 19.6%
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 2 at 1:44 AM
Asian Markets Regained Stability on March 29Asian Markets Regained Stability on March 29
finance.yahoo.com - March 29 at 9:38 AM
Most Asian stocks edge up as the dollar pares some gains; Takeda falls 7.5%Most Asian stocks edge up as the dollar pares some gains; Takeda falls 7.5%
finance.yahoo.com - March 29 at 9:38 AM
3 Japan ETFs Look Like Bargain Picks3 Japan ETFs Look Like Bargain Picks
finance.yahoo.com - March 27 at 4:31 PM
What's in Store for Japan ETFs as Inflation Picks up?What's in Store for Japan ETFs as Inflation Picks up?
finance.yahoo.com - March 27 at 9:40 AM
Giant Japan ETF Attracts Billion Dollar FlowsGiant Japan ETF Attracts Billion Dollar Flows
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 10:21 AM
Asian Markets Recover from an Early DeclineAsian Markets Recover from an Early Decline
finance.yahoo.com - March 20 at 9:29 AM
Asian Markets Are Weak amid Increased Trade War ConcernsAsian Markets Are Weak amid Increased Trade War Concerns
finance.yahoo.com - March 16 at 9:33 AM
How Did Japan’s Services PMI Trend in February 2018?How Did Japan’s Services PMI Trend in February 2018?
finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 5:06 PM
How Intel Plans to Boost Adoption of Its 5G TechnologyHow Intel Plans to Boost Adoption of Its 5G Technology
finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 5:06 PM
Stocks in Asia close mixed as trade concerns remain in focusStocks in Asia close mixed as trade concerns remain in focus
finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 9:09 AM
Stocks in Asia decline after Tillerson ouster and amid trade concernsStocks in Asia decline after Tillerson ouster and amid trade concerns
finance.yahoo.com - March 14 at 10:14 AM
Insight into Japan Manufacturing PMI in February 2018Insight into Japan Manufacturing PMI in February 2018
finance.yahoo.com - March 12 at 11:20 AM
Japan ETFs to Buy as GDP Growth Revised UpwardJapan ETFs to Buy as GDP Growth Revised Upward
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 9:47 AM
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Holdings Raised by MML Investors Services LLCiShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Holdings Raised by MML Investors Services LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 6 at 1:26 PM
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Position Raised by Lazard Asset Management LLCiShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Position Raised by Lazard Asset Management LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 6 at 12:17 PM
New Vernon Capital Holdings II LLC Reduces Stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)New Vernon Capital Holdings II LLC Reduces Stake in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 6 at 9:07 AM
Merit Financial Group LLC Takes Position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)Merit Financial Group LLC Takes Position in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 6 at 9:07 AM
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Shares Bought by Israel Discount Bank of New YorkiShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Shares Bought by Israel Discount Bank of New York
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 5 at 8:00 AM
Sun Life Financial INC Has $5 Million Holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)Sun Life Financial INC Has $5 Million Holdings in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 4 at 2:54 PM
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Shares Bought by Haverford Trust Co.iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Shares Bought by Haverford Trust Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 3 at 3:20 PM
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Shares Bought by King Luther Capital Management CorpiShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Shares Bought by King Luther Capital Management Corp
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 3 at 12:48 PM

SEC Filings

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) SEC Filings

This page is loading this company's SEC Filings. Please wait...

Social Media

Financials

Financials are not available for this stock.

Chart

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA EWJ) Stock Chart for Friday, May, 25, 2018

Loading chart…

This page was last updated on 5/25/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.