iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL)

BATS: QUAL · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-2.16 (-1.33%)
Apr 12, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $42.10B
Expense Ratio 0.15%
PE Ratio 23.62
Shares Out 261.55M
Dividend (ttm) $1.82
Dividend Yield 1.13%
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 21, 2024
Payout Ratio 26.77%
1-Year Return +29.47%
Volume 1,303,584
Open 161.33
Previous Close 162.31
Day's Range 159.68 - 161.55
52-Week Low 121.80
52-Week High 166.24
Beta 1.04
Holdings 130
Inception Date Jul 18, 2013

About QUAL

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The iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the MSCI USA Sector Neutral Quality index. The fund tracks an index of US large- and mid-cap stocks, selected and weighted by high ROE, stable earnings growth and low debt/equity, relative to peers in each sector. QUAL was launched on Jul 18, 2013 and is issued by BlackRock.

Asset Class Equity
Category Large Blend
Region North America
Stock Exchange BATS
Ticker Symbol QUAL
ETF Provider BlackRock
Index Tracked MSCI USA Sector Neutral Quality

Top 10 Holdings

40.81% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
NVIDIA Corporation NVDA 6.96%
Meta Platforms, Inc. META 4.83%
Visa Inc. V 4.54%
Microsoft Corporation MSFT 4.39%
Mastercard Incorporated MA 4.08%
Broadcom Inc. AVGO 4.04%
Eli Lilly and Company LLY 3.76%
Apple Inc AAPL 3.54%
Conoco Phillips COP 2.53%
NIKE, Inc. NKE 2.15%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Mar 21, 2024 $0.37495 Mar 27, 2024
Dec 28, 2023 $0.09651 Jan 4, 2024
Dec 20, 2023 $0.44887 Dec 27, 2023
Sep 26, 2023 $0.51039 Oct 2, 2023
Jun 7, 2023 $0.38453 Jun 13, 2023
Mar 23, 2023 $0.36523 Mar 29, 2023
Full Dividend History


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4 weeks ago - ETF Trends

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1 year ago - Yahoo Finance

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1 year ago - ETFcom

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1 year ago - ETFcom

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What worked and what hasn't.

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1 year ago - Kiplinger

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2 years ago - Yahoo Finance

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2 years ago - ETFcom

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2 years ago - Market Watch

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2 years ago - CNBC Television

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3 years ago - Forbes

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An iShares momentum ETF is likely to undergo some major changes.

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3 years ago - ETFcom

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Sometimes it's the little things that bring in the assets. 

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3 years ago - ETFcom

Vanguard’s Active ETFs Underperform

With more than two years of trading under their belts, Vanguard factor ETFs are trailing their passive counterparts.

3 years ago - ETFcom

Quality ETF hits all-time high, but one CIO sees a better opportunity

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3 years ago - CNBC

Quality ETF hits new all-time high—Unpacking investors' flight to stability

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3 years ago - CNBC Television