REM - iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF

BATS - BATS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
43.69
+0.01 (+0.01%)
As of 10:59AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close43.69
Open43.70
Bid43.67 x 800
Ask43.69 x 800
Day's Range43.67 - 43.72
52 Week Range37.96 - 45.81
Volume20,611
Avg. Volume280,409
Net Assets1.25B
NAV43.68
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield8.79%
YTD Return11.24%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.40
Expense Ratio (net)0.48%
Inception Date2007-05-01
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