Invesco Defensive Equity ETF (DEF)

NYSEARCA: DEF · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
68.92
-0.27 (-0.39%)
At close: Dec 9, 2022 3:31 PM
68.63
-0.30 (-0.43%)
After-hours: Dec 9, 2022 4:10 PM EST
-0.39%
Assets $286.54M
NAV $69.21
Expense Ratio 0.55%
PE Ratio 16.83
Shares Out 4.14M
Dividend (ttm) $0.78
Dividend Yield 1.13%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 19, 2022
1-Year Return -2.55%
Volume 14,020
Open 68.87
Previous Close 69.19
Day's Range 68.63 - 69.23
52-Week Low 59.14
52-Week High 73.34
Beta 0.84
Holdings 102
Inception Date Dec 15, 2006

About DEF

The Invesco Defensive Equity ETF (DEF) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the Invesco Defensive Equity index. The fund tracks an index that aims to outperform in down markets while maintaining upside potential. The equal-weighted index picks 100 US stocks using proprietary methods. DEF was launched on Dec 15, 2006 and is managed by Invesco.

Asset Class Equity
Sector Large Cap
Region Global
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol DEF
Issuer Website Invesco
Index Tracked Invesco Defensive Equity

Top 10 Holdings

11.83% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD 1.34%
Merck & Co., Inc. MRK 1.24%
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. APD 1.23%
AbbVie Inc. ABBV 1.17%
Eli Lilly and Company LLY 1.16%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated DGX 1.15%
Linde plc LIN 1.14%
Starbucks Corporation SBUX 1.14%
Amgen Inc. AMGN 1.14%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company BMY 1.13%
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Dividends

Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Dec 20, 2021 $0.77772 Dec 31, 2021
Dec 21, 2020 $0.79404 Dec 31, 2020
Dec 23, 2019 $0.64752 Dec 31, 2019
Dec 24, 2018 $0.61283 Dec 31, 2018
Full Dividend History

News

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3 years ago - Zacks Investment Research

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3 years ago - Bloomberg Markets and Finance

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3 years ago - Zacks Investment Research

This defensive, stock-based ETF is beating the market this year

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3 years ago - CNBC

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This defensive, stock-based ETF is beating the market this year.

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Should Invesco DEF Be on Your Investing Radar?

Style Box ETF report for DEF

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