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FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (QDF)

NYSEARCA: QDF · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
58.62 -1.08 (-1.81%)
Nov 26, 2021 1:00 PM EST - Market closed
Assets$1.68B
NAV$59.71
Expense Ratio0.37%
PE Ratio25.55
Shares Out28.10M
Dividend (ttm)$1.11
Dividend Yield1.85%
Ex-Dividend DateSep 17, 2021
1-Year Return+21.92%
Volume31,918
Open59.46
Previous Close59.70
Day's Range58.47 - 58.96
52-Week Low47.06
52-Week High47.06
Beta1.01
Holdings131
Inception DateDec 14, 2012

About QDF

The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust Quality Dividend IndexSM. The 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. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the securities of the index.

Asset ClassEquity
SectorIncome
RegionNorth America
IssuerFlexShares
Stock ExchangeNYSEARCA
Ticker SymbolQDF
Index TrackedNorthern Trust Quality Dividend Index

Top 10 Holdings

35.28% of assets
NameSymbolWeight
AppleAAPL8.51%
MicrosoftMSFT5.63%
JPMorgan ChaseJPM3.58%
Procter & GamblePG3.20%
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ3.03%
Cisco SystemsCSCO2.57%
BroadcomAVGO2.51%
IntelINTC2.15%
Home DepotHD2.14%
Texas InstrumentsTXN1.97%
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Dividends

Ex-DividendAmountPay Date
Sep 17, 2021$0.2948Sep 23, 2021
Jun 18, 2021$0.27265Jun 24, 2021
Mar 19, 2021$0.22599Mar 25, 2021
Dec 18, 2020$0.3111Dec 24, 2020
Sep 18, 2020$0.2729Sep 24, 2020
Jun 19, 2020$0.3304Jun 25, 2020
Full Dividend History

News

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