BND - Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

NasdaqGM - NasdaqGM Real Time Price. Currency in USD
80.93
+0.44 (+0.55%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close80.49
Open80.82
Bid80.35 x 3100
Ask80.98 x 1000
Day's Range80.75 - 80.98
52 Week Range77.46 - 80.98
Volume2,734,038
Avg. Volume2,845,829
Net Assets209.52B
NAV80.86
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield2.80%
YTD Return2.11%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.03
Expense Ratio (net)0.05%
Inception Date2007-04-03
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