SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (ASX: STW) is an ETF which tracks the performance of the S&P/ASX 200 Index. The Fund will invest in the securities comprising the Index in proportion to their relative weightings. The Index is included of the 200 largest securities by market capitalisation and most liquid securities in Australia.
The State Street Global Advisors, today on 22 March 2019, has come out with an update stating that it is pleased to announce the estimated distributions for the SPDR Exchange Traded Funds for the period ending 29 March 2019.
As per the notification, the Distribution concerning Australian Equities – Cents per Unit for SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund shall be 69.9014. Also, the distribution for SPDR S&P/ASX 50 Fund (ASX: SFY), SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Listed Property Fund (ASX: SLF) and SPDR MSCI Australia Select High Dividend Yield Fund (ASX: SYI) shall be 75.2388 cpu, 6.6382 cpu & 31.4322 cpu respectively.
Concerning the Australian Fixed Income markets, it is estimated that the SPDR S&P/ASX Australian Government Bond Fund (ASX: SFY) & SPDR S&P/ASX Australian Bond Fund (ASX: SFY) will distribute 17.5634 cpu and 20.8527 cpu, respectively.
The estimated distribution cpu unit may change if applications or redemptions are received before the close of trading 27 March 2019. A further declaration will be released to confirm the distribution. Within that announcement, a further breakdown of the distribution components will be given.
For the period ended 29 March 2019, the record date to determine the eligibility for the payment of the dividends shall be 29 March 2019. The Ex-Date shall be 28 March 2019 & the Payment date for all funds except SLF would be 12 April 2019 and the Payment date for SLF shall be 28 May 2019.
The primary market for the purpose of application or redemption will be closed on 28th March 2019 and will be reopened on 29 March 2019. For participants in the Distribution Reinvestment Plan, distributions will be reinvested in units in accordance with the rules of the Plan.
The SPDR ETFs as mentioned in the paragraphs above declare that they are managed investment trusts for Subdivision 12-H of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 in respect of the income year ending 30 June 2019. This distribution relates to the trust’s year of income ending 30 June 2019.
On the price-performance front, the stock has posted the YTD return of 12.35%. The company also has posted returns of -0.92% over the past six months. At the time of writing (22 March 2019 AEST 1:51 PM), the stock of the company is trading at a price of A$ 58.54, up by 0.705% during the day’s trade with a market capitalisation of ~A$ 3.61 Bn. The stock opened the day at A$ 58.450 reached the intraday high of $ 58.740 and touched an intraday low of $ 58.400, with the daily volume of more than 44,343. It had a 52-week high price of $ 60.120 and a 52 weeks low price of $ 50.750, with an average volume of, 92,402 approximately.
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