Large Outflows Detected, iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corp. Bond ETF (LQD)


From ETF Channel: Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (Symbol: LQD). 

We have detected an approximate $823.6 million dollar outflow — that’s a 2.6% decrease week over week (from 282,000,000 to 274,600,000). The chart below shows the one year price performance of LQD, versus its 200 day moving average:

Looking at the chart above, LQD’s low point in its 52 week range is $111.316 per share, with $121.85 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $111.53. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average ».

The iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) was trading at $111.55 per share on Friday afternoon, up $0.04 (+0.04%). Year-to-date, LQD has declined -7.20%, versus a 2.44% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

LQD currently has an ETF Daily News SMART Grade of A (Strong Buy), and is ranked #1 of 72 ETFs in the Corporate Bond ETFs category.

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