Some iShares ETFs Are Calling It Splits | ETF Trends

Barclays Global Investors has announced they are splitting shares amongst 10% of their exchange traded fund (ETF) line, iShares.

There are more than 160 U.S.-based products within this fund family, and they represent $327 billion in assets as of early May, reports Hannah Glover for Ignites.

As of late Friday, all but two of the ETFs were trading at $100 per share or higher. July 24th is the magic date when shares for 16 ETFs will start trading at a split-adjusted rate. Shareholders on record as of July 21 will see the adjusted number of shares in their brokerage account change as of July 28. these spits range form a 2-for-1 to a 10-for-1 according to the product.

Share splits will lower the price of shares to make them more accessible for individual investors and offer more liquidity to investors. It’s mostly a psychological move that’s merely a sign of success for an ETF or stock. Most stocks and ETFs prefer to trade under $100 to help them retain their attractiveness.

The shares splitting are:

iShares Silver Trust SLV 10-for-1
iShares S&P Latin America 40 ILF 5-for-1
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 FXI 3-for-1
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets EEM 3-for-1
iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index Fund EPP 3-for-1
iShares Russell Midcap Value Index Fund IWS 3-for-1
iShares S&P Global Energy Sector Index Fund IXC 3-for-1
iShares S&P North American Natural Resources Sector IGE 3-for-1
iShares Dow Jones Energy Sector Fund IYE 3-for-1
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Growth IJT 2-for-1
iShares S&P 1500 ISI 2-for-1
iShares MSCI South Africa EZA 2-for-1
iShares S&P/TOPIX 150 ITF 2-for-1
iShares MSCI EMU EZU 2-for-1
iShares Russell Midcap Growth IWP 2-for-1
iShares S&P Europe 350 IEV 2-for-1

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