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

NYSEARCA: QLVD · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
25.25
-0.04 (-0.14%)
At close: May 25, 2022 4:00 PM
25.25
0.00 (0.00%)
After-hours:May 25, 2022 8:00 PM EDT
Assets$68.17M
NAV$25.25
Expense Ratio0.32%
PE Ratio28.27
Shares Out2.70M
Dividend (ttm)$0.81
Dividend Yield3.20%
Ex-Dividend DateMar 18, 2022
1-Year Return-10.85%
Volume40
Open25.24
Previous Close25.28
Day's Range25.24 - 25.28
52-Week Low24.16
52-Week High30.88
Beta0.70
Holdings247
Inception DateJul 15, 2019

About QLVD

The FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust Developed Markets ex US Quality Low Volatility Index.

Asset ClassEquity
RegionDeveloped-Ex-US
IssuerFlexShares
Stock ExchangeNYSEARCA
Ticker SymbolQLVD
Index TrackedNorthern Trust Developed Markets ex US Quality Low Volatility Index

Top 10 Holdings

24.30% of assets
NameSymbolWeight
NESTLE SA COMMON STOCK CHF 0.1NESN.SW4.35%
ROCHE HOLDING AG COMMON STOCK CHF 0ROG.SW4.16%
NOVO NORDISK A/S COMMON STOCK DKK 0.2NOVO B.CO2.71%
MSCI EAFE EQUITY INDEX 17/JUN/2022 MFSM2 INDEXN/A2.31%
GSK PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 25GSK.L2.26%
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA COMMON STOCK CAD 0RY.TO2.11%
AIR LIQUIDE SA COMMON STOCK EUR 5.5AI.PA1.75%
ASTRAZENECA PLC COMMON STOCK GBP 0.25AZN.L1.74%
SANOFI COMMON STOCK EUR 2SAN.PA1.57%
KDDI CORP COMMON STOCK JPY9433.T1.34%
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Dividends

Ex-DividendAmountPay Date
Mar 18, 2022$0.04977Mar 24, 2022
Dec 17, 2021$0.26308Dec 23, 2021
Sep 17, 2021$0.1537Sep 23, 2021
Jun 18, 2021$0.34086Jun 24, 2021
Mar 19, 2021$0.10245Mar 25, 2021
Dec 18, 2020$0.1234Dec 24, 2020
Full Dividend History

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