SMH - VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
139.86
-0.54 (-0.38%)
At close: 4:00PM EST

139.86 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:35PM EST

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Previous Close133.63
Open140.39
Bid139.75 x 2200
Ask139.76 x 1400
Day's Range133.24 - 134.43
52 Week Range80.71 - 140.47
Volume2530106
Avg. Volume3,891,798
Net Assets1.29B
NAV136.43
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.23%
YTD Daily Total Return56.22%
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.52
Expense Ratio (net)0.35%
Inception Date2011-12-20
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