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QDF - FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund

Stock Price: $55.36 USD 0.44 (0.80%)
Updated Apr 21, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $1.54B
NAV $54.95
Expense Ratio 0.37%
PE Ratio 25.15
Beta (5Y) 1.02
Dividend (ttm) $1.14
Dividend Yield 2.07%
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 19, 2021
1-Year Return -
Trading Day April 21
Last Price $55.36
Previous Close $54.92
Change ($) 0.44
Change (%) 0.80%
Day's Open 54.93
Day's Range 54.87 - 55.39
Day's Volume 28,700
52-Week Range 36.68 - 55.53

Fund Description

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 Class
Equity
Sector
Income
Region
North America
Inception Date
Dec 14, 2012
Exchange
NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol
QDF
Index Tracked
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Index

Top 10 Holdings

32.02% of assets
NameSymbolWeight
AppleAAPL7.70%
MicrosoftMSFT4.03%
JPMorgan ChaseJPM3.68%
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ3.34%
Procter & GamblePG2.68%
Cisco SystemsCSCO2.65%
Texas InstrumentsTXN2.17%
Home DepotHD1.97%
OracleORCL1.96%
WalmartWMT1.85%
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Dividends

Ex-DividendAmountPay Date
Mar 19, 2021$0.226Mar 25, 2021
Dec 18, 2020$0.311Dec 24, 2020
Sep 18, 2020$0.273Sep 24, 2020
Jun 19, 2020$0.33Jun 25, 2020
Mar 20, 2020$0.263Mar 26, 2020
Dec 20, 2019$0.633Dec 27, 2019
Full Dividend History

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