Media stories about iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NASDAQ:PFF) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.093974936264 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NASDAQ:PFF) traded down $0.07 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $36.86. 2,904,631 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,890,000. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd has a one year low of $36.52 and a one year high of $39.31. The company has a market capitalization of $16,560.00, a PE ratio of 11.63 and a beta of 0.15.
The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.189 per share. This represents a $2.27 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.15%. This is a boost from iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd’s previous monthly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 1st. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd’s dividend payout ratio is 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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