FlexShares Quality Divided Defensive Index Fund (QDEF)

NYSEARCA: QDEF · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
52.71
-0.13 (-0.25%)
Aug 9, 2022 9:59 AM EDT - Market open
-0.25%
Assets $377.54M
NAV $52.80
Expense Ratio 0.37%
PE Ratio 25.83
Shares Out 7.15M
Dividend (ttm) $1.15
Dividend Yield 2.18%
Ex-Dividend Date Jun 17, 2022
1-Year Return -4.86%
Volume 1,705
Open 52.68
Previous Close 52.84
Day's Range 52.68 - 52.74
52-Week Low 47.75
52-Week High 59.57
Beta 0.90
Holdings 116
Inception Date Dec 14, 2012

About QDEF

The underlying index is designed to reflect the performance of a selection of companies that, in aggregate, possess greater financial strength and stability characteristics relative to the Northern Trust 1250 Index, a float-adjusted market-capitalization weighted index of U.S. domiciled large- and mid-capitalization companies. The fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the securities of the underlying index.

Asset Class Equity
Sector Income
Region North America
Issuer FlexShares
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol QDEF
Index Tracked Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index

Top 10 Holdings

36.25% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Apple AAPL 9.01%
Microsoft MSFT 4.64%
The Procter & Gamble Company PG 3.28%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.08%
The Home Depot HD 2.90%
Eli Lilly and Company LLY 2.87%
Broadcom AVGO 2.77%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM 2.72%
Abbott Laboratories ABT 2.49%
McDonald's MCD 2.49%
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Dividends

Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Jun 17, 2022 $0.32341 Jun 24, 2022
Mar 18, 2022 $0.20924 Mar 24, 2022
Dec 17, 2021 $0.35653 Dec 23, 2021
Sep 17, 2021 $0.2604 Sep 23, 2021
Jun 18, 2021 $0.2722 Jun 24, 2021
Mar 19, 2021 $0.20108 Mar 25, 2021
Full Dividend History

News

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