VCR - Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
165.62
+0.27 (+0.16%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close165.35
Open165.38
Bid0.00 x 900
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range165.28 - 166.17
52 Week Range138.69 - 171.48
Volume65,357
Avg. Volume91,842
Net Assets2.95B
NAV161.63
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.15%
YTD Return3.91%
Beta (3y)0.96
Expense Ratio (net)0.10%
Inception Date2004-01-26
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