iShares International Select Dividend ETF(IDV)- NYSEARCA
IDV Description
The iShares Dow Jones International Select Dividend Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index. As per the prospectus, "The Underlying Index is comprised of 100 of the highest dividend- yielding securities (excluding real estate investment trusts (“REITs”)) in the Dow Jones World Developed-Ex. U.S. Index, a broad-based index representative of the Europe, Pacific, Asia and Canada (“EPAC”) regions, which covers developed markets, excluding the United States. To be included in the Underlying Index, the securities (i) must have paid dividends in each of the previous three years; (ii) must have a current year’s dividend per-share ratio which is greater than or equal to their three year average dividend payout ratio; (iii) must have a five year average dividend per-share ratio which is less than or equal to 1.5 times the five year average dividend payout ratio of the corresponding Dow Jones country index; and (iv) must have a minimum three-month average daily trading volume of $3,000,000. “Dividend payout ratio” reflects the percentage of a company’s earnings paid out as dividends. A ratio of 60% would mean that a company paid out approximately 60% of its earnings as dividends. A company with a lower dividend payout ratio has more earnings to support dividends, and adjustments or changes in the level of earnings are therefore less likely to significantly affect the level of dividends paid. Positive dividend growth rate is a measure of dividend consistency, since it provides some indication of a company’s ability to continue to pay dividends. The Underlying Index is reviewed annually."
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