First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Jap (NASDAQ:FPA) Sees Light Trading Volume with 990 Shares Changing Hands

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Trading volume for First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Jap was 990 on Monday. Trading volume was down 94.83% under the stocks average daily volume. Investors are feeling more bullish on First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Jap lately at least if you consider the motion in short interest. The stock recorded a fall in short interest of -23.65% as of the latest report on October 13, 2017. Short shares fell 1,363 over that timeframe.

A few notable investment firms have updated their holdings. As of quarter end Morgan Stanley had bought a total of 648 shares growing its stake by 11.3%. The value of the total investment in First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Jap increased from $179,000 to $209,000 increasing 16.8% for the reporting period. Royal Bank Of Canada cut its stake by selling 804 shares a decrease of 8.7%. Royal Bank Of Canada claims 8,465 shares worth $277,000. The value of the position overall is down by 4.2%.

As of the end of the quarter Shamrock Asset Management LLC had acquired 37,099 shares growing its position 93.4%. The value in dollars went from $1,237,000 to $2,510,000 a change of $1,273,000 since the last quarter. As of the end of the quarter Ubs Group Ag had bought a total of 47,201 shares growing its holdings by 8,660.7%. The value of the investment in FPA went from $17,000 to $1,561,000 a change of 9,082.4% quarter to quarter.

The company is trading up since yesterday’s close of $34.68. It is trading at $34.68 barely above the 50 day moving average which is $34.24 and which is marginally higher than the 200 day moving average of $33.16. The 50 day moving average went up $0.44 or +1.28% whereas the 200 day moving average was up $1.52 or +4.58%.