|Bid||62.26 x 900|
|Ask||73.79 x 800|
|Day's Range||73.45 - 73.97|
|52 Week Range||60.01 - 75.88|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||16.62%|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.93|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
Socially responsible ETFs are more than a fell-good investment theme. Haim Israel, an equity strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, argued that gender diversity can boost return on equity, profit, dividends and market cap at a lower risk rate, CNBC reports. Israel's findings come amidst the spotlight on pay and employment gap between men and women, with several companies like General Motors and Johnson & Johnson taking steps to bridge that gap.
We have highlighted some top-ranked stocks that are headed by female CEOs and have massive upside potential in the coming years. Also, there are a three ETFs offering broad exposure to women-led companies.
March 8 is International Women's Day, and on March 7, the SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (NYSE: SHE) celebrated its third anniversary. Also known as “gender lens investing,” gender equality investing principles and strategies have been around awhile, but have received renewed attention in recent years.
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - In America's corporate boardrooms, diversity is making uneven progress: Women increasingly are pulling up a chair while racial and ethnic minorities still rarely get seats at the table. Twenty-seven percent of new directors at companies in the Russell 3000 Index were women during 2016-2018, up from 21 percent in the previous three-year period, according to estimates by ISS Analytics in an analysis for Reuters News. White men have long dominated U.S. corporate boards, for reasons including bias and insular networks that don't necessarily invite in female or minority candidates.
Caterpillar’s (CAT) Resource Industries segment is the smallest contributor to the company’s overall revenue. The segment had a revenue share of 19.5% in the third quarter. The segment’s revenue growth was driven by the continued demand for mining and heavy construction equipment.