NEW YORK, May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WisdomTree (NASDAQ: WETF), an exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor and asset manager, today announced forward share splits on the WisdomTree U.S. Quality Shareholder Yield Fund (QSY) and the WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund (DNL). Forward splits increase the number of shares outstanding and decrease the price per share. The splits will not change the total value of a shareholder’s investment.
The stock splits will apply to shareholders of record as of the close of the markets on June 7, 2021, payable after the close of the markets on June 9, 2021. Shares will trade at their post-split price on June 10, 2021.
|Ticker||Fund Name|| NAV per Share |
(as of 5/26/2021)
|QSY||WisdomTree U.S. Quality Shareholder Yield Fund||$118.82||2:1|
|DNL||WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund||$82.37||2:1|
The following table illustrates the effect of a hypothetical 2-for-1 forward share split:
|Period||Number of Shares Owned||Hypothetical Price per Share||Total Value of Shares|
The WisdomTree Capital Markets team is continually evaluating the suite of WisdomTree funds for potential operational or other changes that seek to benefit investors, with particular focus on ETF trading.
Anita Rausch, WisdomTree Head of Capital Markets, said, “As QSY and DNL continue to gain traction and interest from investors, splitting the funds’ price 2:1 has the potential to result in tighter bid/ask spreads for the benefit of all investors. Furthermore, the lower price point of the funds allow for a smaller minimum investment, as well as further ease when rebalancing ETF portfolios, among other potential benefits.”
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds before investing. To obtain a prospectus for WisdomTree Funds containing this and other important information, please call 866.909.9473 or visit WisdomTree.com to view or download a prospectus. Investors should read the prospectus carefully before investing.
There are risks associated with investing, including the possible loss of principal. Foreign investing involves special risks, such as risk of loss from currency fluctuation or political or economic uncertainty. Investments in emerging or offshore markets are generally less liquid and less efficient than investments in developed markets and are subject to additional risks, such as risks of adverse governmental regulation and intervention or political developments. The Fund’s exposure to certain sectors may increase its vulnerability to any single economic or regulatory development related to such sector. As this Fund can have a high concentration in some issuers, the Fund can be adversely impacted by changes affecting those issuers. Please read the Fund’s prospectus for specific details regarding the Fund’s risk profile.
WisdomTree Funds are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, in the U.S. only.
Anita Rausch is a registered representative of Foreside Fund Services, LLC.
Bid/Ask Spread: This is essentially the difference in price between the highest price that a buyer is willing to pay for an asset and the lowest price for which a seller is willing to sell it.
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