Media coverage about iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NASDAQ:PFF) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 47.1480703200736 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
NASDAQ:PFF traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $36.93. The stock had a trading volume of 2,102,095 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,660,414. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd has a 12-month low of $36.88 and a 12-month high of $36.95.
The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 2nd were given a $0.1804 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 1st. This is a boost from iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd’s previous monthly dividend of $0.06. This represents a $2.17 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.86%.
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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