Press coverage about PowerShares Global Water Portfolio (NASDAQ:PIO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PowerShares Global Water Portfolio earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.626728296249 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of PowerShares Global Water Portfolio (NASDAQ:PIO) traded up $0.13 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $26.55. 23,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 14,430. PowerShares Global Water Portfolio has a 12-month low of $20.99 and a 12-month high of $26.71.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 19th were given a dividend of $0.0918 per share. This represents a $0.37 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 18th.
PowerShares Global Water Portfolio (the Fund) seeks investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the NASDAQ OMX Global Water Index (the Index). The Fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in the equity securities that comprise the Index, American depository receipts (ADR) and Global depository receipts (GDR) that are based on the securities in the Index.
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