Principal Active High Yield ETF (YLD)

NYSEARCA: YLD · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
-0.09 (-0.51%)
Feb 3, 2023, 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
Assets $140.07M
Expense Ratio 0.39%
PE Ratio n/a
Shares Out 7.55M
Dividend (ttm) $1.16
Dividend Yield 6.28%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 28, 2022
Payout Ratio n/a
1-Year Return -8.28%
Volume 10,834
Open 18.47
Previous Close 18.60
Day's Range 18.47 - 18.71
52-Week Low 17.22
52-Week High 20.32
Beta 0.52
Holdings 117
Inception Date Jul 9, 2015

About YLD

The Principal Active High Yield ETF (YLD) is an exchange-traded fund that mostly invests in target outcome asset allocation. The fund is an actively managed fund that provides current income through exposure to global equities, investment-grade and high-yield debt, MBS/ABS, preferred stock, MLPs, and REITs. YLD was launched on Jul 9, 2015 and is managed by Principal.

Asset Class Asset Allocation
Category High Yield Bond
Region Global
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol YLD
Issuer Website Principal
Index Tracked Bloomberg US Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Capped Bond

Top 10 Holdings

17.89% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. 2021 TERM LOAN B UAL L 04.21.28 9 2.83%
International Game Technology PLC 5.25% IGT 5.25 01.15.29 144A 1.81%
State Street Instl US Govt MMkt Premier GVMXX 1.75%
Boyne USA Inc 4.75% BIGSKY 4.75 05.15.29 144A 1.72%
AerCap Holdings N.V. 5.875% AER V5.875 10.10.79 1.71%
Spectrum Group Buyer, Inc. 2022 Term Loan B n/a 1.66%
Ladder Capital Finance Holdings LLLP/ Ladder Capital Finance Corp. 4.75% LADR 4.75 06.15.29 144A 1.58%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 4.6% JPM V4.6 PERP HH 1.55%
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Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Dec 28, 2022 $0.13342 Jan 3, 2023
Dec 1, 2022 $0.09831 Dec 6, 2022
Nov 1, 2022 $0.10026 Nov 4, 2022
Oct 3, 2022 $0.0911 Oct 6, 2022
Sep 1, 2022 $0.08955 Sep 7, 2022
Aug 1, 2022 $0.08657 Aug 4, 2022
Full Dividend History


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