FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (QLVD)

NYSEARCA: QLVD · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+0.24 (0.93%)
Jun 2, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $77.63M
Expense Ratio 0.32%
PE Ratio 19.48
Shares Out 3.10M
Dividend (ttm) $0.61
Dividend Yield 2.38%
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 17, 2023
Payout Ratio 46.74%
1-Year Return +0.94%
Volume 12,719
Open 25.68
Previous Close 25.47
Day's Range 25.53 - 25.74
52-Week Low 21.06
52-Week High 26.57
Beta 0.67
Holdings 177
Inception Date Jul 15, 2019

About QLVD

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The FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (QLVD) is an exchange-traded fund that mostly invests in total market equity. The fund tracks a market cap-weighted index of large- and mid-cap equities from developed markets excluding the US. Holdings are selected for quality and low volatility. QLVD was launched on Jul 15, 2019 and is managed by FlexShares.

Asset Class Equity
Category Foreign Large Blend
Region Developed-Ex-US
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol QLVD
Index Tracked Northern Trust Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility

Top 10 Holdings

23.61% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Nestle SA NESN.SW 4.49%
Roche Holding AG ROG.SW 4.32%
Sanofi SA SAN.PA 2.76%
Unilever PLC ULVR.L 2.56%
Novo Nordisk A/S Class B NOVO B.CO 2.26%
Air Liquide SA AI.PA 2.03%
Royal Bank of Canada RY.TO 1.53%
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc 8316.T 1.26%
KDDI Corp 9433.T 1.21%
Shell PLC SHEL.L 1.20%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Mar 17, 2023 $0.06831 Mar 23, 2023
Dec 16, 2022 $0.08182 Dec 22, 2022
Sep 16, 2022 $0.11188 Sep 22, 2022
Jun 17, 2022 $0.35056 Jun 24, 2022
Mar 18, 2022 $0.04977 Mar 24, 2022
Dec 17, 2021 $0.26308 Dec 23, 2021
Full Dividend History


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