IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
339.88
+1.62 (+0.48%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close338.26
Open339.33
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask340.44 x 1000
Day's Range339.02 - 340.63
52 Week Range274.10 - 340.63
Volume2,400,887
Avg. Volume4,169,178
Net Assets203.36B
NAV338.21
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.99%
YTD Daily Total Return4.57%
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.00
Expense Ratio (net)0.04%
Inception Date2000-05-15
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