iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NASDAQ:EMB) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,052,067 shares, a growth of 13.4% from the October 15th total of 16,803,341 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,198,009 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.0 days.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Windsor Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF by 22.1% during the third quarter. Windsor Capital Management LLC now owns 7,761 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $836,000 after buying an additional 1,406 shares during the period. FTB Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF by 2,632.1% during the third quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 7,923 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $854,000 after buying an additional 7,633 shares during the period. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF during the third quarter valued at approximately $102,000. CKW Financial Group boosted its position in shares of iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF by 12.2% during the third quarter. CKW Financial Group now owns 9,893 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,062,000 after buying an additional 1,076 shares during the period. Finally, Nations Financial Group Inc. IA ADV boosted its position in shares of iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF by 22.6% during the third quarter. Nations Financial Group Inc. IA ADV now owns 7,661 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $826,000 after buying an additional 1,414 shares during the period.

Shares of NASDAQ EMB opened at $104.61 on Friday. iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF has a 1-year low of $104.30 and a 1-year high of $116.86.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.461 per share. This is a boost from iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF’s previous monthly dividend of $0.45. This represents a $5.53 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 1st.

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About iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF

iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF, formerly iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the JPMorgan EMBI Global Core Index (the Index). The Index is a diverse United States dollar-denominated emerging markets debt benchmark, which tracks the total return of actively traded external debt instruments in emerging market countries.

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