EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
42.02
-0.11 (-0.26%)
As of 10:21AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close42.13
Open42.06
Bid41.91 x 1200
Ask41.92 x 2200
Day's Range41.81 - 42.06
52 Week Range36.23 - 47.19
Volume2,785,457
Avg. Volume23,489,650
Net Assets8.41B
NAV42.13
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield2.64%
YTD Daily Total Return11.29%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.78
Expense Ratio (net)0.59%
Inception Date2000-07-10
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