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HEWJ - iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF

Stock Price: $37.57 USD -0.90 (-2.34%)
Updated Apr 20, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $290.52M
NAV $38.48
Expense Ratio 0.51%
PE Ratio 19.27
Beta (5Y) 0.77
Dividend (ttm) $0.43
Dividend Yield 1.12%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 24, 2020
1-Year Return -
Trading Day April 20
Last Price $37.57
Previous Close $38.47
Change ($) -0.90
Change (%) -2.34%
Day's Open 37.88
Day's Range 37.48 - 37.90
Day's Volume 225,073
52-Week Range 27.01 - 39.60

Fund Description

The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI Japan 100% Hedged to USD Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities (including indirect investments through the underlying fund) and other instruments of the underlying index and in investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the component securities of the underlying index. The index primarily consists of stocks traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with the currency risk inherent in the securities included in the underlying index hedged to the U.S. dollar on a monthly basis.

Asset Class
Portfolio-Multi Asset
Sector
Asia
Region
Asia-Pacific
Inception Date
Jan 31, 2014
Exchange
NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol
HEWJ
Index Tracked
MSCI Japan 100% Hedged to USD Index

Top 10 Holdings

22.17% of assets
NameSymbolWeight
Toyota Motor Corp7203.T3.99%
SoftBank Group Corp9984.T3.48%
Sony Group Corp6758.T3.40%
Keyence Corp6861.T2.03%
Tokyo Electron Ltd8035.T1.62%
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc8306.T1.62%
Recruit Holdings Co Ltd6098.T1.58%
Nintendo Co Ltd7974.T1.58%
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd4063.T1.49%
Nidec Corp6594.T1.39%
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Dividends

Ex-DividendAmountPay Date
Dec 24, 2020$0.124Dec 31, 2020
Jul 2, 2020$0.307Jul 9, 2020
Dec 24, 2019$0.395Dec 31, 2019
Jul 2, 2019$0.52Jul 9, 2019
Jul 3, 2018$0.2691Jul 10, 2018
Dec 28, 2017$0.1994Jan 4, 2018
Full Dividend History

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