iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (EEM) Raises Dividend to $0.70 Per Share

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) declared a semiannual dividend on Tuesday, December 19th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be paid a dividend of 0.6966 per share by the exchange traded fund on Tuesday, December 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.05%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 19th. This is an increase from iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.19.

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) traded down $0.94 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $45.75. The stock had a trading volume of 51,305,459 shares, compared to its average volume of 51,417,398. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx has a 1-year low of $33.94 and a 1-year high of $47.93.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx stock. State Street Corp grew its stake in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM) by 3.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 20,667 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 763 shares during the period. State Street Corp’s holdings in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx were worth $856,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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About iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, formerly iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (the Fund), seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities in global emerging markets, as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (the Index).

Dividend History for iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSEARCA:EEM)

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