FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (QDF)

NYSEARCA: QDF · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-0.18 (-0.30%)
Dec 5, 2023, 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
Assets $1.59B
Expense Ratio 0.37%
PE Ratio 14.98
Shares Out n/a
Dividend (ttm) $1.28
Dividend Yield 2.16%
Ex-Dividend Date Sep 15, 2023
Payout Ratio 32.38%
1-Year Return +8.80%
Volume 34,234
Open 59.23
Previous Close 59.46
Day's Range 59.13 - 59.37
52-Week Low 51.49
52-Week High 60.44
Beta n/a
Holdings 134
Inception Date Dec 14, 2012

About QDF

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The FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (QDF) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the Northern Trust Quality Dividend index. The fund tracks an index of companies deemed to have secure dividends that matches the beta of the Northern Trust 1250 Index. QDF was launched on Dec 14, 2012 and is issued by FlexShares.

Asset Class Equity
Category Large Value
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol QDF
ETF Provider FlexShares
Index Tracked Northern Trust Quality Dividend

Top 10 Holdings

36.56% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Apple Inc. AAPL 9.32%
Microsoft Corporation MSFT 5.55%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.52%
Broadcom Inc. AVGO 3.44%
The Procter & Gamble Company PG 3.29%
The Coca-Cola Company KO 2.76%
Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 2.26%
Accenture plc ACN 2.23%
NVIDIA Corporation NVDA 2.17%
AbbVie Inc. ABBV 2.04%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Sep 15, 2023 $0.28706 Sep 21, 2023
Jun 16, 2023 $0.39391 Jun 23, 2023
Mar 17, 2023 $0.2123 Mar 23, 2023
Dec 16, 2022 $0.38808 Dec 22, 2022
Sep 16, 2022 $0.32005 Sep 22, 2022
Jun 17, 2022 $0.32526 Jun 24, 2022
Full Dividend History


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One Lesson from 2020: Security of the QDF ETF

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The Right Idea for New Dividend Normalcy

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Time Is Right for This Quality Dividend ETF

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