IJH - iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
195.12
+0.38 (+0.20%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close194.74
Open194.91
Bid194.21 x 1000
Ask195.62 x 900
Day's Range193.97 - 195.43
52 Week Range156.13 - 205.47
Volume1,076,892
Avg. Volume1,292,874
Net Assets48.4B
NAV195.13
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.51%
YTD Return17.68%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.16
Expense Ratio (net)0.07%
Inception Date2000-05-22
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