iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)

NYSEARCA: EWJ · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+0.52 (0.73%)
Jul 16, 2024, 10:57 AM EDT - Market open
Assets $16.20B
Expense Ratio 0.50%
PE Ratio 14.40
Shares Out 228.60M
Dividend (ttm) $1.38
Dividend Yield 1.93%
Ex-Dividend Date Jun 11, 2024
Payout Ratio 28.03%
1-Year Return +13.79%
Volume 1,377,183
Open 71.32
Previous Close 71.06
Day's Range 71.23 - 71.64
52-Week Low 57.20
52-Week High 72.07
Beta 0.75
Holdings 210
Inception Date Mar 12, 1996

About EWJ

Fund Home Page

The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the MSCI Japan index, a market-cap-weighted index which covers roughly 85% of the investable universe of securities traded in Japan. EWJ was launched on Mar 12, 1996 and is issued by BlackRock.

Asset Class Equity
Category Japan Stock
Region Asia-Pacific
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol EWJ
ETF Provider BlackRock
Index Tracked MSCI Japan

Top 10 Holdings

27.60% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
SONY GROUP CORP 6758.T 3.02%
HITACHI LTD 6501.T 2.74%
KEYENCE CORP 6861.T 2.31%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Jun 11, 2024 $0.50865 Jun 17, 2024
Dec 20, 2023 $0.87459 Dec 27, 2023
Jun 7, 2023 $0.43064 Jun 13, 2023
Dec 13, 2022 $0.12428 Dec 19, 2022
Jun 9, 2022 $0.5459 Jun 15, 2022
Dec 13, 2021 $0.88813 Dec 17, 2021
Full Dividend History


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