PFF - iShares US Preferred Stock ETF

NasdaqGM - NasdaqGM Real Time Price. Currency in USD
37.74
+0.10 (+0.27%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close37.64
Open37.62
Bid37.73 x 100
Ask37.77 x 100
Day's Range37.62 - 37.75
52 Week Range36.52 - 39.30
Volume2,832,968
Avg. Volume2,401,825
Net Assets16.43B
NAV37.64
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield5.56%
YTD Return1.48%
Beta (3y)0.80
Expense Ratio (net)0.47%
Inception Date2007-03-26
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