ITA - iShares US Aerospace & Defense ETF

BATS - BATS Delayed Price. Currency in USD
200.61
+0.57 (+0.28%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close200.04
Open200.63
Bid195.50 x 1400
Ask201.49 x 800
Day's Range200.22 - 201.80
52 Week Range162.10 - 207.47
Volume173,907
Avg. Volume299,719
Net Assets5.3B
NAV192.41
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.98%
YTD Return2.77%
Beta (3y)0.86
Expense Ratio (net)0.43%
Inception Date2006-05-01
  • ETF Trends7 days ago

    Defense ETF up as North Korea Denuclearization Faces Snags

    North Korea's latest comments come after U.S. President Donald Trump had a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12 to settle differences regarding denuclearization. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently visited North Korea to further discuss denuclearization, but said that the path to progress was lined with obstacles.

  • Will Tax Cut Tailwinds Continue to Help Durable Goods Orders?
    Market Realist19 days ago

    Will Tax Cut Tailwinds Continue to Help Durable Goods Orders?

    Durable goods orders, a key economic indicator, are the new orders placed with domestic manufacturers for delivery of high-value factory hard goods. The US Census Bureau conducts its “Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders” survey and publishes the durable goods orders data. A total of 3,000 American manufacturers from 92 different industries are surveyed for this report.

  • How Tax Cuts Are Helping the Economy
    Market Realist22 days ago

    How Tax Cuts Are Helping the Economy

    The United States Census Bureau publishes a monthly report that tracks the new orders for machinery, tools, and equipment for US industries. The United States Census Bureau releases this data through the M3 (Manufacturer’s Shipments, Inventories, and Orders) Survey. This survey reports the capital expenditures (or capex) by industries.

  • ETF Trendslast month

    Aerospace, Defense ETFs Nuked by Trump-Kim Meeting

    On its surface, the meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may have proven to be a success in terms of establishing a peace agreement and denuclearization, but aerospace and defense ETFs got nuked in the process on Tuesday. Before the close of the market, aerospace and defense ETFs were having their worst day since May 31.

  • ETF Trendslast month

    Google Shoots Down Notion AI will be Used for Weapons

    It’s artificial intelligence up, but guns down for Google as the Mountain View, California-based search engine giant shot down any notion that its latest technology would be used as weaponry. This assertion ...

  • Surprise: Trade Deficit Reaches a 7-Month Low
    Market Realistlast month

    Surprise: Trade Deficit Reaches a 7-Month Low

    Are Trade Wars Improving the US Trade Deficit? The US international trade deficit decreased to $46.2 billion in April—a healthy decline compared to the revised March reading of $47.2 billion. The report was prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau.

  • Tax Rules: Are Changes Helping Durable Goods Orders?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Tax Rules: Are Changes Helping Durable Goods Orders?

    Durable goods orders reflect new orders placed with domestic manufacturers to deliver high-value factory hard goods. The durable goods orders in April were reported below the market expectations. The durable goods orders decreased by $4.2 billion or 1.7% to $248.5 billion.

  • Investopedia2 months ago

    3 Defense ETFs to Trade North Korean Uncertainty

    Uncertainty over U.S./North Korean relations continues to support defense stocks. These three ETFs provide exposure to increased defense spending.

  • What Boeing Expects for the Rest of 2018
    Market Realist2 months ago

    What Boeing Expects for the Rest of 2018

    Boeing (BA) was the only major industrial company that flew high during the February 2018 mass sell-off in the market. Business-wise, 2018 appears to be rosy from the guidance issued by Boeing. Given the backlog levels, Boeing expects a moderate new order intake in 2018.

  • Should Investors Worry about Boeing’s Leverage Levels?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Should Investors Worry about Boeing’s Leverage Levels?

    Boeing (BA) operates in a highly capital-intensive industry. The planemaker has to invest on a regular basis in research and development in new aircraft manufacturing, innovation, and technology upgrades. Companies operating in this space keep their rivals at bay only through a solid investment in innovation and research.

  • Why Defense ETFs Deserve a Special Mention This Memorial Day
    Zacks2 months ago

    Why Defense ETFs Deserve a Special Mention This Memorial Day

    Defense ETFs have been gaining strength in recent times thanks to a host of factors and made themselves a must-watch this Memorial Day.

  • How Rising Crude Oil Prices Could Affect Boeing’s Order Book
    Market Realist2 months ago

    How Rising Crude Oil Prices Could Affect Boeing’s Order Book

    On May 22, crude oil (DBO) rose towards $80.0 per barrel. The surge in the price was due to concerns over dwindling Venezuelan crude output as well as a potential fall in Iranian exports. The deal among the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and Russia to trim oil supply coupled with a solid global demand has fueled the recent oil price rally.

  • Will President Trump’s Sanctions on Iran Hurt Boeing?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Will President Trump’s Sanctions on Iran Hurt Boeing?

    On May 8, President Donald Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran. The statement resurrected fears of the US re-imposing sanctions on Iran. President Trump was of the view that Iran has used the nuclear pact and diverted oil receipts to create anarchy in the Middle East.

  • Are New Tax Rules Helping Capex Spending by Industries?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Are New Tax Rules Helping Capex Spending by Industries?

    The US Census Bureau publishes a monthly report that tracks new orders for machinery, tools, and equipment for US industries. This data is released by the US Census Bureau through the Manufacturer’s Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (or M3) survey. Capex spending by industry can be assessed through this economic indicator.

  • What Manufacturing Workers’ Increasing Hours Mean for the Economy
    Market Realist2 months ago

    What Manufacturing Workers’ Increasing Hours Mean for the Economy

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts the monthly establishment survey and reports the number of hours worked by the manufacturing (FXR) sector workers. The manufacturing sector (ITA) employs a large portion of the US workforce, and increasing worker hours is a strong signal for the economy. Increasing working hours in the manufacturing sector (IYJ) is a sign that employers are anticipating higher demand in the future, which is a positive sign for the economy.

  • Analyzing Boeing’s Free Cash Flows and Dividend Prospects in 2018
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Analyzing Boeing’s Free Cash Flows and Dividend Prospects in 2018

    On March 31, Boeing (BA) had cash and cash equivalents of $9.2 billion, up ~$400.0 million from $8.2 billion on December 31, 2017. The aircraft manufacturer has paid cash dividends on common stock every year since 1942. FCF (free cash flow) is calculated by subtracting capital expenditure from operating cash flows.

  • The VIX is telling you to Netflix and Chill
    Market Realist2 months ago

    The VIX is telling you to Netflix and Chill

    Different people interpret the VIX different ways.  For some, a low VIX and dropping volatility signal a good time to invest, basically seeing the overall volatility and worry come down in the market.  For others, it is a sign of complacency.  Both are right.  When you look at last year’s low VIX persistent throughout the year, coupled with high returns of close to 20% for the S&P 500 (SPY) and close to 30% for the Nasdaq Comp (QQQ), one would conclude that lower VIX = better.  But in January when the VIX bottomed below 9 before ballooning to over 50 in February, low VIX = worse.  So which one?

  • ETFs & Stocks in Focus as Trump Reimposes Sanction on Iran
    Zacks2 months ago

    ETFs & Stocks in Focus as Trump Reimposes Sanction on Iran

    Many ETFs & stocks appearing to be hit the most by the sanctions while a few looking well poised to benefit.

  • Investopedia2 months ago

    Defense Stocks Back in Play After Iran Retreat

    Defense stocks surged higher this week ahead of and following news that the U.S. will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. This bullish price action could mark the end of a sector correction that started after North Korea opened dialogue about lowering tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The defense sector has gained significant ground since the 2016 election, with the new president promising to increase military spending to record levels.

  • It’s Surprising that President Trump Isn’t Tweeting about This
    Market Realist2 months ago

    It’s Surprising that President Trump Isn’t Tweeting about This

    It's Surprising that President Trump Isn't Tweeting about ThisUS trade deficit saw largest monthly decline since 2009

  • Manufacturing 9-Month Low: Are Industrial ETFs in Trouble?
    Zacks2 months ago

    Manufacturing 9-Month Low: Are Industrial ETFs in Trouble?

    Why industrial ETFs have been suffering this year.

  • Are New Tax Rules Pushing Durable Goods Orders Higher?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Are New Tax Rules Pushing Durable Goods Orders Higher?

    Durable goods orders are an economic indicator that shows new orders placed with domestic manufacturers for delivery of high-value factory hard goods. The US Census Bureau publishes this report and the data required to prepare this report is collated from the US Census Bureau’s “Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3)” survey. The durable goods orders report for March was released on April 26.

  • Why US Manufacturing Activity Fell in March
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Why US Manufacturing Activity Fell in March

    The Institute for Supply Management (or ISM) publishes a monthly manufacturing (ITA) report that gives insight into manufacturing activity in the US. The key reason for the drop in the manufacturing (IGA) index was the decline in employment and new domestic and export orders.

  • Will The Escalating U.S.-China Trade War Hurt Your Stock Funds?
    Investor's Business Daily3 months ago

    Will The Escalating U.S.-China Trade War Hurt Your Stock Funds?

    How will the U.S.-China tariffs affect ETFs holding stocks that are caught in the trade war crossfire?

  • ETF Trends3 months ago

    Tariff Talk Grounds Aerospace & Defense ETFs

    Aerospace and defense ETFs, including the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (BATS: ITA), are being hampered by increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and China with Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), a major ...