News coverage about iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NASDAQ:PFF) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.8781643223684 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NASDAQ:PFF) traded down $0.03 during trading on Monday, reaching $38.51. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,607,186 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,448,938. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd has a 52-week low of $36.77 and a 52-week high of $39.31.
The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 4th were given a dividend of $0.1925 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 1st. This represents a $2.31 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.00%. This is a boost from iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd’s previous monthly dividend of $0.18. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd’s dividend payout ratio is presently 76.03%.
iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results, which correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index (the Underlying Index). The Underlying Index measures the performance of a select group of preferred stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NYSE Arca, Inc (NYSE Arca), NYSE Amex, NASDAQ Global Select Market, NASDAQ Select Market or NASDAQ Capital Market.
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