ETF Report: iShares MSCI Australia (EWA) Declines 1.9% for Nov 16

November 16, 2016 - By Clifton Ray   ·   0 Comments

Nov 16 is a negative day so far for iShares MSCI Australia (NYSEARCA:EWA) as the ETF is active during the day after losing 1.9% to hit $20.17 per share. The exchange traded fund has 1.73 billion net assets and 0.90% volatility this month.

Over the course of the day 83,665 shares traded hands, as compared to an average volume of 2.05M over the last 30 days for iShares MSCI Australia (NYSEARCA:EWA).

The ETF is -3.68% of its 52-Week High and 28.85% of its low, and is currently having ATR of 0.27. This year’s performance is 9.28% while this quarter’s performance is -2.71%.

The ETF’s YTD performance is 8.48%, the 1 year is 11.74% and the 3 year is -4.43%.

The ETF’s average P/E ratio is 15.97, the price to book is 1.74, the price to sales is 2.05 and the price to cashflow is 6.31. It was started on 04/01/1996. The fund’s top holdings are: Commonwealth Bank of Australia for 10.80% of assets, Westpac Banking Corp for 8.72%, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd for 6.97%, BHP Billiton Ltd for 6.36%, National Australia Bank Ltd for 6.35%, Wesfarmers Ltd for 3.96%, CSL Ltd for 3.95%, Woolworths Ltd for 2.59%, Macquarie Group Ltd for 2.10%, Rio Tinto Ltd for 1.97%. The ETF sector weights are: Basic Materials 14.19%, Consumer Cyclical 3.40%, Financial Services 42.66%, Realestate 8.99%, Consumer Defensive 7.72%, Healthcare 6.50%, Utilities 2.60%, Communication Services 2.05%, Energy 4.62%, Industrials 5.23%, Technology 2.03%. The ETF currently as 3.77% yield.

More notable recent iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWA) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Maybe The Best ETF For Sticking With Australian Stocks” on February 17, 2016, also Etftrends.com with their article: “Down Under Opportunity With Australia ETFs” published on April 06, 2016, Fool.com.Au published: “What is the Vanguard Australian Share Index ETF?” on November 10, 2015. More interesting news about iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “The Australian Market Is Looking Like A Bargain Now” published on September 15, 2016 as well as Fool.com.Au‘s news article titled: “3 index funds to buy in September” with publication date: September 21, 2016.

iShares MSCI Australia ETF , formerly iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The ETF has a market cap of $1.73 billion. The Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, of publicly traded securities in the Australian market, as represented by the MSCI Australia Index (the Index). It currently has negative earnings. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index.

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