News stories about PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (NASDAQ:PFM) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PowerShares Aerospace & Defense earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.458130585436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
PowerShares Aerospace & Defense stock traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $25.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 284,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 26,996. PowerShares Aerospace & Defense has a 1 year low of $23.59 and a 1 year high of $27.77.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 20th were given a $0.0877 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 19th. This represents a $0.35 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.35%.
PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the Broad Dividend Achievers Index (the Index). The Index is designed to identify a diversified group of dividend paying companies. These companies have increased their annual dividend for 10 or more consecutive fiscal years.
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