VanEck Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO)

NASDAQ: ESPO · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+0.62 (1.24%)
At close: Sep 22, 2023, 4:00 PM
-0.15 (-0.30%)
Pre-market: Sep 25, 2023, 8:22 AM EDT
Assets $260.79M
Expense Ratio 0.56%
PE Ratio 23.98
Shares Out n/a
Dividend (ttm) $0.39
Dividend Yield 0.77%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 19, 2022
Payout Ratio 18.54%
1-Year Return +19.85%
Volume 17
Open 50.79
Previous Close 50.03
Day's Range 50.50 - 50.93
52-Week Low 37.93
52-Week High 59.12
Beta n/a
Holdings 29
Inception Date Oct 16, 2018

About ESPO

Fund Home Page

The VanEck Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the MVIS Global Video Gaming & eSports index, a market-cap-weighted index of global firms involved in video gaming and eSports. ESPO was launched on Oct 16, 2018 and is issued by VanEck.

Asset Class Equity
Category Technology
Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol ESPO
Issuer VanEck
Index Tracked MVIS Global Video Gaming & eSports

Top 10 Holdings

60.74% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Tencent Holdings Ltd 700.HK 8.14%
NVIDIA Corporation NVDA 7.55%
Activision Blizzard, Inc. ATVI 7.08%
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD 6.58%
NetEase, Inc. NTES 6.51%
Nintendo Co Ltd 7974.T 5.71%
Electronic Arts Inc. EA 5.25%
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd ALL.AX 4.79%
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. TTWO 4.71%
BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc 7832.T 4.42%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
2022-12-19 $0.3917 2022-12-23
2021-12-20 $2.2287 2021-12-27
2020-12-21 $0.0849 2020-12-28
2019-12-23 $0.083 2019-12-30
2018-12-20 $0.010 2018-12-27
Full Dividend History


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1 year ago - ETF Trends

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

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1 year ago - ETFcom

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

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2 years ago - ETFcom

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2 years ago - ETF Trends

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2 years ago - ETF Trends

Gamers and Investors Remain Devoted to the ESPO Thesis

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2 years ago - ETF Trends

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