News coverage about iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NYSE:PFF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.3360690174312 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.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd (NYSE PFF) traded up 0.10% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $38.79. 1,271,917 shares of the stock traded hands. iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd has a 52 week low of $36.69 and a 52 week high of $40.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $39.04 and its 200 day moving average price is $38.80.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd were given a dividend of $0.1768 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 1st. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.47%.

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About iShares S&P US Pref Stock Idx Fnd

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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