Media coverage about iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NASDAQ:PFF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.8660938202769 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NASDAQ:PFF) traded up $0.14 during trading on Friday, reaching $37.08. The company had a trading volume of 2,483,278 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,680,000. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd has a 52-week low of $36.52 and a 52-week high of $39.31. The firm has a market capitalization of $16,570.00, a PE ratio of 11.70 and a beta of 0.15.
The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 7th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd were issued a $0.189 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $2.27 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.12%. This is a boost from iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd’s previous monthly dividend of $0.10. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 67.19%.
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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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