BATS:GOVT

iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT) Price, Holdings, & News

$22.23
+0.02 (+0.09%)
(As of 04/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$22.17
$22.27
50-Day Range
$22.14
$22.83
52-Week Range
N/A
Volume
6.90 million shs
Average Volume
N/A
Market Capitalization
$25.12 billion
Assets Under Management
$25.20 billion
Dividend Yield
2.92%
Net Expense Ratio
0.05%
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About iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (BATS:GOVT)

The iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the ICE U.S. Treasury Core Bond index. The fund tracks a market-weighted index of fixed-rate nonconvertible U.S. Treasury securities with a remaining maturity of one year or more. GOVT was launched on Feb 14, 2012 and is managed by BlackRock.

GOVT Stock Price History

GOVT ETF News Headlines

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Fund Details

Issuer
iShares
Fund Name
iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF
Tax Classification
Regulated Investment Company
Inception Date
2/14/2012
Fund Manager
James Mauro, Scott Radell
Web
N/A
Phone
N/A

Fund Focus

Asset Class
Fixed Income
Benchmark
IDC US Treasury Core Index (4PM) (USD)
Category
U.S. Government
Focus
Treasury
Development Level
Developed Markets
Region
North America
Number of Holdings
185

Fund Statistics

Assets Under Management
$25.20 billion
Average Daily Volume
$7.19 million
Discount/Premium
0.01%

Administrator, Advisor and Custodian

Administrator
State Street Bank and Trust Company
Advisor
BlackRock Fund Advisors
Custodian
State Street Bank and Trust Company
Distributor
BlackRock Investments, LLC
Transfer Agent
State Street Bank and Trust Company
Trustee
N/A
Lead Market Maker
Virtu Financial

Options

Optionable
Optionable
Options Volume
5
Put Options
2
Call Options
3

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
1,130,000,000
Beta
0.08
Creation Unit
100,000
Creation Fee
$250.00
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iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF Expenses

TypeGOVTTreasury ETFsFixed Income ETFsBATS ETFsAll ETFs
Management Fee0.05%0.28%0.32%0.56%0.51%
Other Expenses0.00%0.35%0.27%0.51%0.58%
Total Expense0.05%0.37%0.40%0.68%0.70%
Fee Waiver0.00%-0.32%-0.24%-0.34%-0.57%
Net Expense0.05%0.33%0.35%0.63%0.58%

iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT) Holdings & Exposure

Top 10 GOVT Holdings

  • United States Treasury Notes 1.38%
    Holding Weight: 4.99%
  • United States Treasury Bonds 1.88%
    Holding Weight: 3.45%
  • United States Treasury Notes 3.13%
    Holding Weight: 3.26%
  • United States Treasury Notes 2.63%
    Holding Weight: 2.85%
  • United States Treasury Notes 1.63%
    Holding Weight: 2.55%
  • United States Treasury Notes 2.75%
    Holding Weight: 2.55%
  • United States Treasury Notes 2.25%
    Holding Weight: 2.28%
  • United States Treasury Notes 0.38%
    Holding Weight: 2.27%
  • United States Treasury Bonds 3.75%
    Holding Weight: 2.05%
  • United States Treasury Notes 0.75%
    Holding Weight: 1.85%

GOVT Sector Exposure

GOVT Geographic Exposure

Should I Buy iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF Stock? GOVT Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF:

  • Provides a safe haven during market volatility, as U.S. Treasury bonds are considered low-risk assets.
  • Offers a reliable income stream through interest payments, making it attractive for income-oriented investors.
  • Helps diversify a portfolio by adding a fixed-income component, reducing overall risk.
  • Can act as a hedge against inflation, preserving purchasing power over time.
  • Current stock price is stable, providing a sense of security for conservative investors.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF for these reasons:

  • Low yields compared to other investment options, potentially limiting overall returns.
  • Interest rate risk - if interest rates rise, bond prices may fall, leading to capital losses.
  • Market risk - bond prices can fluctuate based on market conditions, impacting the ETF's value.
  • Opportunity cost - in a rising rate environment, returns from bonds may lag behind other investments.
  • Liquidity risk - U.S. Treasury bonds may not be as liquid as other assets, affecting ease of trading.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

GOVT ETF - Frequently Asked Questions

How have GOVT shares performed in 2024?

iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF's stock was trading at $23.04 at the start of the year. Since then, GOVT stock has decreased by 3.5% and is now trading at $22.23.
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How often does iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF?

iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF announced a dividend on Thursday, March 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.0583 per share on Friday, April 5th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 1st. This is a boost from the stock's previous dividend of $0.05.
Read our dividend analysis for GOVT
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What does GOVT invest in?

iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF is a fixed income fund issued by iShares. GOVT focuses on treasury investments and follows the IDC US Treasury Core Index (4PM) (USD). The fund's investments total to approximately $25.20 billion assets under management.

What is the management fee for iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF?

iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF's management fee is 0.05% and has no other recorded expenses or fee waivers. The net expense ratio for GOVT is 0.05%.

What other stocks do shareholders of iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF investors own include Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), Visa (V), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Kinder Morgan (KMI), Pfizer (PFE), Procter & Gamble (PG), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF's major shareholders?

iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.51%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.46%), MCF Advisors LLC (0.39%), Crane Advisory LLC (0.31%), Wedmont Private Capital (0.17%) and Foster Group Inc. (0.17%).

How do I buy shares of iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF?

Shares of GOVT stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (BATS:GOVT) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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