ITA - iShares US Aerospace & Defense ETF

BATS - BATS Delayed Price. Currency in USD
182.15
-2.66 (-1.44%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close184.81
Open184.59
Bid0.00 x 1400
Ask183.90 x 1100
Day's Range181.36 - 187.09
52 Week Range178.60 - 218.83
Volume998,762
Avg. Volume325,344
Net Assets5.34B
NAV192.06
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.06%
YTD Return2.94%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.05
Expense Ratio (net)0.43%
Inception Date2006-05-01
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