IYF - iShares US Financials ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
123.46
+0.44 (+0.36%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close123.02
Open122.71
Bid0.00 x 1000
Ask0.00 x 1300
Day's Range122.71 - 123.61
52 Week Range105.78 - 126.54
Volume89,270
Avg. Volume249,331
Net Assets1.91B
NAV121.77
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.57%
YTD Return2.79%
Beta (3y)0.93
Expense Ratio (net)0.43%
Inception Date2000-05-22
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