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FlexShares Quality Divided Defensive Index Fund (QDEF)

NYSEARCA: QDEF · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
55.89 0.19 (0.34%)
Oct 22, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets$448.39M
NAV$55.70
Expense Ratio0.37%
PE Ratio29.33
Shares Out8.05M
Dividend (ttm)$1.08
Dividend Yield1.94%
Ex-Dividend DateSep 17, 2021
1-Year Return
-
Volume25,717
Open55.64
Previous Close55.70
Day's Range55.64 - 56.01
52-Week Low41.32
52-Week High56.31
Beta0.93
Holdings139
Inception DateDec 14, 2012

About QDEF

The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive IndexSM. 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 ClassEquity
SectorIncome
RegionNorth America
IssuerFlexShares
Stock ExchangeNYSEARCA
Ticker SymbolQDEF
Index TrackedNorthern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index

Top 10 Holdings

34.92% of assets
NameSymbolWeight
AppleAAPL7.95%
MicrosoftMSFT5.29%
Home DepotHD3.60%
JPMorgan ChaseJPM3.39%
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ3.24%
Cisco SystemsCSCO2.69%
BroadcomAVGO2.36%
Eli LillyLLY2.25%
Texas InstrumentsTXN2.09%
Procter & GamblePG2.06%
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Dividends

Ex-DividendAmountPay Date
Sep 17, 2021$0.2604Sep 23, 2021
Jun 18, 2021$0.2722Jun 24, 2021
Mar 19, 2021$0.20108Mar 25, 2021
Dec 18, 2020$0.3501Dec 24, 2020
Sep 18, 2020$0.2684Sep 24, 2020
Jun 19, 2020$0.3201Jun 25, 2020
Full Dividend History

News

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