iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (ITA)

BATS: ITA · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+0.35 (0.30%)
Nov 29, 2023, 10:06 AM EST - Market open
Assets $5.36B
Expense Ratio 0.40%
PE Ratio 27.15
Shares Out n/a
Dividend (ttm) $0.98
Dividend Yield 0.83%
Ex-Dividend Date Sep 26, 2023
Payout Ratio 22.58%
1-Year Return +7.70%
Volume 60,937
Open 118.19
Previous Close 117.92
Day's Range 118.03 - 118.47
52-Week Low 102.02
52-Week High 119.09
Beta n/a
Holdings 37
Inception Date May 1, 2006

About ITA

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The iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (ITA) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the DJ US Select / Aerospace & Defense index, a market-cap-weighted index of US manufacturers, assemblers and distributors of airplane and defense equipment. ITA was launched on May 1, 2006 and is issued by BlackRock.

Asset Class Equity
Category Industrials
Region North America
Stock Exchange BATS
Ticker Symbol ITA
ETF Provider BlackRock
Index Tracked DJ US Select / Aerospace & Defense

Top 10 Holdings

75.65% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
The Boeing Company BA 18.15%
RTX Corp RTX 16.94%
Lockheed Martin Corporation LMT 7.73%
General Dynamics Corporation GD 4.88%
L3Harris Technologies, Inc. LHX 4.82%
Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 4.78%
TransDigm Group Incorporated TDG 4.72%
Howmet Aerospace Inc. HWM 4.63%
Axon Enterprise, Inc. AXON 4.59%
Textron Inc. TXT 4.43%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Sep 26, 2023 $0.22464 Oct 2, 2023
Jun 7, 2023 $0.23685 Jun 13, 2023
Mar 23, 2023 $0.27961 Mar 29, 2023
Dec 13, 2022 $0.23973 Dec 19, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 $0.38222 Sep 30, 2022
Jun 9, 2022 $0.2784 Jun 15, 2022
Full Dividend History


Congress returns to face big to-do list: Israel and Ukraine aid, possible border or tax deals, and more

Both the House and Senate are due to get back to work this week after their Thanksgiving break, and lawmakers have a lot on their plates.

2 days ago - Market Watch

Growing geopolitical conflicts have some investors feeling guilty about buying defense stocks

Some retail investors are opting out of defense names despite knowing they typically perform better in war times.

Other symbols: XAR
17 days ago - CNBC

Biden seeks $14 billion for Israel, $61 billion for Ukraine in request to Congress

President Joe Biden on Friday asked Congress for about $14 billion to support Israel as it battles Hamas, and requested more than $61 billion to aid Ukraine in its ongoing war with Russia.

5 weeks ago - Market Watch

Israel–Hamas war boosts U.S. defense ETFs, but why it won't help stocks for long

Hello! This is MarketWatch reporter Isabel Wang bringing you this week's ETF Wrap. In this week's edition, we look at defense ETFs, which have rallied on the back of the Middle East conflict since the...

Other symbols: GDLMTNOCXAR
5 weeks ago - Market Watch

U.S. Defense Stocks Surge Nearly $30 Billion After Hamas Attack—Don't Count On It Lasting, Analysts Say

“History shows” war stocks' rally immediately after geopolitical shocks generally fall flat, according to Bernstein analysts.

7 weeks ago - Forbes

Oil Prices, Defense Stocks Rise as Israel-Hamas Conflict Rattles Markets

Havens such as gold and global bonds jump, while airline stocks slide.

7 weeks ago - WSJ

Investors can find universal exposure to defense stocks through this ETF, says Virtus' Joe Terranova

Josh Brown, Joe Terranova, Jenny Harrington, and Steve Weiss join 'Halftime Report' to discuss more value opportunities in bonds over equities, geopolitical risk increasing activity in energy and defe...

7 weeks ago - CNBC Television

Surging aerospace and defense stocks lift these ETFs as investors monitor Israel-Hamas war

Exchange-traded funds that buy aerospace and defense stocks were surging on Monday, after war erupted over the weekend between Israel and Hamas.

7 weeks ago - Market Watch

Iran oil-related sanctions could come out of Congress in wake of Hamas attack on Israel

Extra U.S. sanctions related to Iranian oil exports could come as a result of the war between Israel and Hamas, either from the Biden administration or Congress.

7 weeks ago - Market Watch

Defense Stocks and the McCarthy Mess. What It Means for Investors.

The House of Representatives' historic vote to remove its speaker will complicate the sector over the next few months.

2 months ago - Barrons

Government shutdown: Analysts warn of ‘perhaps a long one lasting into the winter'

A divided Washington keeps looking like it will deliver a partial government shutdown, and analysts are sounding more concerned about it this week.

2 months ago - Market Watch

Tech, AI ETFs are soaring, but flows show investors holding back

Hi! In this week's ETF Wrap, you'll see how investor demand for tech and artificial-intelligence ETFs this year pales in comparison with their strong performance.

2 months ago - Market Watch

Defense spending will likely increase going forward, says Gabelli Funds' Tony Bancroft

Tony Bancroft, Gabelli Funds Portfolio Manager, joins 'Closing Bell Overtime' to talk the aerospace sector, government spending and more.

2 months ago - CNBC Television

20% of commercial airline production growth is going to come from China, says Gabelli's Bancroft

Tony Bancroft, Gabelli Funds aerospace & defense analyst, joins 'Closing Bell Overtime' to talk defense and aerospace earnings.

Other symbols: BAGDGELMTRTX
4 months ago - CNBC Television

Supreme Court's ruling against affirmative action leaves defense-related loophole

While the Supreme Court ruled Thursday against affirmative action in college admissions, the conservative majority's opinion noted an exception related to national defense, saying military academies w...

5 months ago - Market Watch

Government shutdown fears are growing. Here's what to watch, and when to expect trouble.

Fresh off the debt-ceiling showdown, Washington may be looking at another fiscal crisis: a government shutdown.

Other symbols: IYH
5 months ago - Market Watch

Diversify regional bank stocks to hedge risks, says Potomac Wealth Advisors' Mark Avallone

Mark Avallone, president of Potomac Wealth Advisors, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss long term investment in to mega cap names, investments into regional bank ETFs, and inflated market multiples.

Other symbols: KRE
6 months ago - CNBC Television

Industrial ETFs: From the Ground to Space

While I've recently discussed what is driving outperformance in the consumer discretionary sector and the communications sector, the industrial sector has recently looked more interesting.

7 months ago - ETF Trends

The defense sector is having a breakout moment: Ritholz's Josh Brown

The 'Halftime Report' investment committee, Josh Brown, Stephanie Link, Jason Snipe and Jim Lebenthal, discuss defensive stocks like Lockheed Martin and ITA ETF.

Other symbols: LMT
8 months ago - CNBC Television

Final Trades: Biotech, Defense, Thermo Fisher & more

The "Halftime Report" traders give their top picks to watch for the second half.

Other symbols: TMOPFGXBI
8 months ago - CNBC Television

Final Trades: Cleveland-Cliffs, Pioneer Natural Resources & more

The "Halftime Report" traders give their top picks to watch for the second half.

Other symbols: CLFPXDRIVN
9 months ago - CNBC Television

Defense stocks still have a good long-term setup, says Cowen's Roman Schweizer

Roman Schweizer, Cowen defense and aerospace analyst, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss the state of national security and how it could affect defense stocks.

Other symbols: GDLMTNOCRTX
10 months ago - CNBC Television

Potomac Wealth's Mark Avallone offers his bullish case for defense

Mark Avallone, Potomac Wealth Advisors president, joins 'The Exchange' to offer his bullish case for defense stocks.

Other symbols: BALMTRTX
10 months ago - CNBC Television

Gabelli Launches Aerospace and Defense ETF

The fund looks to capitalize on the sector's solid performance.

Other symbols: LOPPXARGCAD
11 months ago - ETFcom

Potomac Wealth's Mark Avallone likes financials, particularly insurance, heading into 2023

Mark Avallone, Potomac Wealth Advisors president, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss positioning in 2023.

Other symbols: IAKQQQ
11 months ago - CNBC Television