The total number of short positions in the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF saw a significant rise during August, leading to an increase in the total number of short posts (NASDAQ: ACWI). As of August 15th, there were 12,710,000 shares that had been borrowed, representing a 61.7% rise over the whole of 7,860,000 shares that had been borrowed as of July 31st. The current short-interest ratio is 3.7 days, calculated by considering the average daily volume of trading in the market, which was 3,476,100 shares. Several hedge funds have recently been active in the stock market, engaging in various stock purchases and sales. The Bank of Nova Scotia successfully increased its holdings in the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF by 104.0% over the first three months of 2018.
Bank of Nova Scotia now owns a total of 6,554,210 shares in the firm, which has a value of $653,979,000 after purchasing an additional 3,341,600 shares during the most recent quarter. That brings the total number of shares owned by the Bank of Nova Scotia to 6,554,210. During the second quarter, Toronto Dominion Bank boosted the percentage of its assets that it had invested in the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF by 118.7%. The ETF tracks the performance of the iShares MSCI All Country World Index Fund. There are now 5,665,000 shares held by the Toronto Dominion Bank, with a combined value of $475,133,000. That happens due to additional shares with a total value of 3,075,000 being purchased at various times. In addition, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund boosted the amount of money it has invested in the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF by 61.2% during the first three months of the year.
The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund now holds 4,030,000 shares of the company’s stock following the acquisition of an additional 1,530,000 shares during the quarter. The value of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund’s total holdings in the company’s stock is now equal to $402,113.00. During the second quarter, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd.’s amount of money into the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF increased by 186.0% from the previous quarter. After making additional purchases totaling 1,996,300 shares throughout the quarter, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. now has 3,069,860 shares of the company’s stock.
The current price of the stock is calculated to be $257,531,000. Finally, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its holdings in the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF by 76.7 percent during the fourth quarter. As a result, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now has a total of 2,650,000 shares of the company’s stock, which are currently valued at $280,317,000 following the acquisition of an additional 1,150,000 shares during the quarter. That brings the total number of shares that it owns in the company to 2,650,000. Friday marked the beginning of trading on the NASDAQ ACWI, and the opening price was 87.90 dollars. The iShares MSCI ACWI ETF reached its all-time high of $107.46 one year ago and its all-time low of $81.26 one year ago.
Over the last 50 days, the moving average price of the company was $89.61, and in the previous 200 days, it was $88.33. In addition, the business recently announced a semiannual dividend, distributed on the 15th of this particular month. On Friday, June 10th, prizes for $0.847 per share were distributed to shareholders whose information was already on file. The distribution was completed successfully. As of June 9th, it was considered that this dividend had been paid out in its entirety.