Here are 5 popular Australian listed ETFs that will go ex-dividend from today. Find out more about these funds and their dividend payments.
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A number of ASX listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are about to go ex-dividend today. These include popular Australian share market offerings from well-known providers Vaneck, BetaShares, Vanguard and Ishares.
We take a look at the list and what sort of cash their shareholders will be pocketing.
Which major ETFs are on the ex-dividend list today?
There are a total of 126 Australian listed ETFs going ex-dividend today. We will focus on 5 of the most popular ones that cover the broad Australian indexes.
Vaneck Vectors Australian Equal Weight ETF
The Vaneck Vectors Australian Equal Weight ETF (ASX: MVW) announced it will distribute a final dividend of 34 cents to shareholders on 23 July 2021, with shares going ex-dividend from 1 July.
The fund has posted a gain of around 6% year to date at the time of writing and has climbed almost 2% in the last month.
Shareholders will receive an annual dividend of 93 cents, and at the current share price of $32.77, the dividend yield is 2.84%.
The Australian Equal Weight ETF has a market capitalisation of $1.58 billion and trades at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 127. The ETF has maintained each dividend payment to shareholders since July 2014.
Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF
One of Australia’s largest exchange-traded funds, with a market cap of $8.6 billion, the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX: VAS) will pay a final dividend of 55.6 cents per share on 16 July 2021, going ex-dividend from today.
The Australian Shares Index ETF has returned a little over 10% this year and is 1.37% in the green over the last month at the time of writing. However, the market price has dipped into the red 0.11% over the past 5 days.
The fund has an annual dividend payment of $1.98 per share, giving a dividend yield of 2.1% at the current share price of $93.30.
It has maintained consistency in its distribution schedule, having met each dividend payment to shareholders since July 2009.
Ishares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF
The Ishares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF (ASX: IOZ) is set to distribute a final dividend payment of 20.3 cents per share to shareholders on 13 July 2021, after going ex-dividend from 1 July.
With a market capitalisation of $4.1 billion, the fund’s upcoming final payment will complete an annual dividend of 60.4 cents per share, with a dividend yield of 2.02% at the time of writing.
It is in the red from the previous 5 days trading, however is in the green 1.15% over the past month and is up 10.23% since 1 January.
The investment vehicle from asset management giant BlackRock has completed each dividend payment to shareholders since March 2011 and is currently trading at $29.85 at the time of writing.
BetaShares Australia 200 ETF
BetaShares’ flagship product the BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (ASX: A200) will pay its final dividend to shareholders on 16 July 2021, with shares ex-dividend effective 1 July.
At the time of writing, the ETF is in the red 0.98% today and is also down 0.16% over the past 5 days. In the past month, the ETF price has gained 1.29% and has also climbed almost 11% since the start of this year.
The fund will pay shareholders a 56.54 cents per share dividend, lending to an annual dividend of $2.77 per share. At the current share price of $122.93, the dividend yield is 2.25%.
A relatively new investment vehicle, the Australia 200 ETF has made each dividend payment in whole since February 2018 and has posted a 12-month return of around 24%.
Vanguard MSCI Australian Large Companies Index ETF
The Vanguard MSCI Australian Large Companies Index ETF (ASX: VLC) also goes ex-dividend today and will return a dividend payment to shareholders on 16 July 2021.
Shareholders can expect to pocket 34.4 cents per share which gives an annual dividend yield of 2.48% at the current market price of $75.45.
The fund has been in existence since 2011, and has made good on each dividend payment since July 2011.
At the time of writing, the ETF has a market capitalisation of $136.2 million and has given a return just over 11% since the start of the year.
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