Media coverage about PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Achv(ETF) (NASDAQ:PEY) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Achv(ETF) earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7069469475433 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Ach (PEY) opened at $17.81 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $905.00, a PE ratio of 11.27 and a beta of 0.84. PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Ach has a twelve month low of $16.45 and a twelve month high of $18.07.
The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 19th will be issued a $0.067 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 18th. This is an increase from PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Achv(ETF)’s previous monthly dividend of $0.05. PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Achv(ETF)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 31.65%.
About PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Achv(ETF)
PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achiever Portfolio (the Fund) is based on the Mergent Dividend Achiever 50 Index (the Index). The Fund focuses to invest at least 90% of its total assets in dividend paying common stocks, which comprise the Index. The Index is comprised of 50 stocks selected principally on the basis of dividend yield and consistent growth in dividends.
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