VFC - V.F. Corporation

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
87.82
+0.23 (+0.26%)
As of 11:32AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close87.59
Open87.50
Bid87.69 x 1400
Ask87.74 x 800
Day's Range87.16 - 87.87
52 Week Range63.26 - 91.54
Volume293,528
Avg. Volume1,676,765
Market Cap34.968B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.46
PE Ratio (TTM)30.68
EPS (TTM)2.86
Earnings DateOct 17, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.72 (1.96%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-09-09
1y Target Est99.52
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