VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK)

NYSEARCA: AFK · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+0.29 (2.21%)
Mar 1, 2024, 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
Assets $39.21M
Expense Ratio 0.98%
PE Ratio 8.17
Shares Out 2.85M
Dividend (ttm) $0.31
Dividend Yield 2.33%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 18, 2023
Payout Ratio 19.06%
1-Year Return -18.55%
Volume 4,503
Open 13.39
Previous Close 13.15
Day's Range 13.23 - 13.44
52-Week Low 12.84
52-Week High 16.57
Beta 0.70
Holdings 81
Inception Date Jul 10, 2008

About AFK

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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 issued by VanEck.

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

Top 10 Holdings

43.57% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Attijariwafa Bank SA Registered Shares ATW.CS 6.57%
Banque Centrale Populaire SA BCP.CS 5.38%
Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. IVN 5.25%
Nigerian Naira n/a 4.90%
Naspers Ltd Class N NPN.JO 4.63%
Commercial International Bank - Egypt CIB DR CBKD.L 3.74%
Maroc Telecom SA Shs. Itissalat Al-Maghrib IAM.CS 3.50%
Anglo American PLC AAL.L 3.42%
CMOC Group Ltd Class H D7N.DE 3.18%
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. FM 2.99%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Dec 18, 2023 $0.3136 Dec 22, 2023
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
Full Dividend History


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1 year ago - Business Wire

VanEck Announces Revised Net Asset Value Information for VanEck Africa Index ETF

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