ETF Alert: iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Declines 0.22% for Nov 16

November 16, 2016 - By Pete Kolinski   ·   0 Comments

Nov 16 is a negative day so far for iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) as the ETF is active during the day after losing 0.22% to hit $49.53 per share. The exchange traded fund has 14.44 billion net assets and 0.58% volatility this month.

Over the course of the day 715,058 shares traded hands, as compared to an average volume of 24.90M over the last 30 days for iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ).

The ETF is -3.85% of its 52-Week High and 22.52% of its low, and is currently having ATR of 0.38. This year’s performance is 2.91% while this quarter’s performance is -0.20%.

The ETF’s YTD performance is 5.03%, the 1 year is 4.08% and the 3 year is 3.37%.

The ETF’s average P/E ratio is 14.51, the price to book is 1.11, the price to sales is 0.7 and the price to cashflow is 3.52. It was started on 04/01/1996. The fund’s top holdings are: TOYOTA MOTOR CORP NPV for 5.12% of assets, MITSUBISHI UFJ FIN NPV for 2.20%, SOFTBANK GROUP CO NPV for 1.99%, KDDI CORP NPV for 1.85%, HONDA MOTOR CO NPV for 1.62%, SUMITOMO MITSUI FG NPV for 1.56%, JAPAN TOBACCO INC NPV for 1.41%, MIZUHO FINL GP NPV for 1.33%, SONY CORP NPV for 1.31%, FANUC CORP NPV for 1.24%. The ETF sector weights are: Basic Materials 6.87%, Consumer Cyclical 19.20%, Financial Services 12.59%, Realestate 5.07%, Consumer Defensive 8.02%, Healthcare 7.17%, Utilities 2.09%, Communication Services 6.19%, Energy 1.61%, Industrials 18.15%, Technology 13.03%. The ETF currently as 1.41% yield.

More notable recent iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) news were published by: which released: “Japanese 10-Year Yields Surge Into Positive Territory” on November 16, 2016, also with their article: “Japanese Markets Gain Following Strong GDP Report” published on November 14, 2016, published: “Bank Of Japan Kicks the Can With No Policy Change” on November 01, 2016. More interesting news about iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) were released by: and their article: “Inside Japan’s Economic “Twilight Zone”” published on November 02, 2016 as well as‘s news article titled: “Japanese ETF Surges as Bank of Japan Leaves Rates Unchanged, but Ups ETF Buying” with publication date: September 21, 2016.

iShares MSCI Japan ETF , formerly Ishares Msci Japan Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund. The ETF has a market cap of $14.44 billion. 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). It has a 36.49 P/E ratio. The Index consists of stocks traded primarily on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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