Media stories about PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Achv(ETF) (NYSE:PEY) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Achv(ETF) earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4477631161677 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.
Shares of PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Ach (NYSE PEY) traded up 0.12% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $17.22. The company had a trading volume of 61,283 shares. PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Ach has a 12 month low of $15.17 and a 12 month high of $17.46. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $16.90 and a 200 day moving average price of $16.91.
The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th were given a dividend of $0.0495 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 18th. This is an increase from PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Achv(ETF)’s previous monthly dividend of $0.05. This represents a $0.59 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.45%.
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About PowerShares High Yld. Dividend Achv(ETF)
PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achiever Portfolio (the Fund) is based on the Mergent Dividend Achiever 50 Index (the Index). The Fund focuses to invest at least 90% of its total assets in dividend paying common stocks, which comprise the Index. The Index is comprised of 50 stocks selected principally on the basis of dividend yield and consistent growth in dividends.
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