VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK)

NYSEARCA: AFK · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-0.06 (-0.32%)
At close: Jan 31, 2023, 4:00 PM
0.00 (0.00%)
After-hours: Jan 31, 2023, 8:00 PM EST
Assets $49.63M
Expense Ratio 0.77%
PE Ratio 7.97
Shares Out 2.95M
Dividend (ttm) $0.58
Dividend Yield 3.37%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 19, 2022
Payout Ratio 25.87%
1-Year Return -18.19%
Volume 6,700
Open 17.22
Previous Close 17.15
Day's Range 17.01 - 17.22
52-Week Low 14.76
52-Week High 21.89
Beta 0.97
Holdings 88
Inception Date Jul 10, 2008

About AFK

The VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the MVIS GDP Africa index, a GDP and market-cap-weighted index of companies generating a majority of their revenues in Africa. AFK was launched on Jul 10, 2008 and is managed by VanEck.

Asset Class Equity
Category Miscellaneous Region
Region Africa
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol AFK
Issuer Website VanEck
Index Tracked MVIS GDP Africa

Top 10 Holdings

39.59% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Safaricom PLC n/a 4.65%
Nigerian Naira n/a 4.58%
Anglo American PLC AAL.L 4.58%
Commercial International Bank (Egypt) SAE GDR CBKD.L 4.56%
MTN Nigeria Communications PLC Ordinary Shares MTNN.NL 4.12%
Airtel Africa PLC Ordinary Shares AAF.L 4.10%
Ivanhoe Mines Ltd Class A IVN.TO 3.48%
Attijariwafa Bank SA Registered Shares n/a 3.39%
Kosmos Energy Ltd. KOS 3.20%
Equity Group Holdings Ltd n/a 2.94%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Dec 19, 2022 $0.5759 Dec 23, 2022
Dec 20, 2021 $0.839 Dec 27, 2021
Dec 21, 2020 $0.796 Dec 28, 2020
Dec 23, 2019 $1.2858 Dec 30, 2019
Dec 20, 2018 $0.336 Dec 27, 2018
Dec 18, 2017 $0.494 Dec 22, 2017
Full Dividend History


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