CARZ - First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund

NasdaqGM - NasdaqGM Real Time Price. Currency in USD
33.69
+0.24 (+0.73%)
At close: 3:59PM EST
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Previous Close33.45
Open33.70
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 1000
Day's Range33.56 - 33.70
52 Week Range29.51 - 36.39
Volume1,217
Avg. Volume3,204
Net Assets18.4M
NAV33.58
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield3.08%
YTD Daily Total Return9.36%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.10
Expense Ratio (net)0.70%
Inception Date2011-05-09
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