VanEck Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT)

BATS: MOAT · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+0.27 (0.31%)
Feb 27, 2024, 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
Assets $14.05B
Expense Ratio 0.46%
PE Ratio 27.51
Shares Out 164.90M
Dividend (ttm) $0.73
Dividend Yield 0.84%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 18, 2023
Payout Ratio 23.11%
1-Year Return +22.69%
Volume 749,176
Open 86.41
Previous Close 86.13
Day's Range 86.06 - 86.45
52-Week Low 66.97
52-Week High 86.78
Beta 1.09
Holdings 50
Inception Date Apr 25, 2012

About MOAT

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The VanEck Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus index. The fund tracks a staggered, equal-weighted index of 40 US companies that Morningstar determines to have the highest fair value among firms with a sustainable competitive advantage. MOAT was launched on Apr 25, 2012 and is issued by VanEck.

Asset Class Equity
Category Large Blend
Region North America
Stock Exchange BATS
Ticker Symbol MOAT
ETF Provider VanEck
Index Tracked Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index

Top 10 Holdings

27.69% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Salesforce, Inc. CRM 2.89%
Equifax Inc. EFX 2.87%
Masco Corporation MAS 2.87%
Wells Fargo & Company WFC 2.80%
Allegion plc ALLE 2.79%
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. ICE 2.76%
The Walt Disney Company DIS 2.76%
Ecolab Inc. ECL 2.74%
Veeva Systems Inc. VEEV 2.61%
Corteva, Inc. CTVA 2.59%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Dec 18, 2023 $0.7285 Dec 22, 2023
Dec 19, 2022 $0.8119 Dec 23, 2022
Dec 20, 2021 $0.8227 Dec 27, 2021
Dec 21, 2020 $0.9021 Dec 28, 2020
Dec 23, 2019 $0.7167 Dec 30, 2019
Dec 20, 2018 $0.738 Dec 27, 2018
Full Dividend History


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