FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund
ALTAR
Score™
4.6% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
26.0x P/Sales
ratio
3.0x
P/BV
ratio
4.0x Div.
yield
1.7%


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The FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund follows a principles-based index composed of US-listed companies that exhibit environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) characteristics.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Northern Trust
Website www.flexshares.com
Inception date Jul 13, 2016
Assets (mns) $155
Currency USD
Expense ratio 32 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian
Weighting Principles-based
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 272
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $509,407
Large cap (>$10bn) 99.8%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 0.2%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
APPLE INC 4.9 %
MICROSOFT CORP 4.8 %
AMAZON.COM INC 4.8 %
FACEBOOK 3.9 %
TESLA MOTORS INC 3.5 %
ALPHABET INC. CLASS C 3.5 %
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 2.7 %
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE 2.1 %
HOME DEPOT INC 1.9 %
WALT DISNEY CO/THE 1.7 %
Total 33.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.6 %
IRELAND 2.1 %
SWITZERLAND 0.4 %
BRITAIN 0.4 %
BERMUDA 0.1 %






HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
20.7% 20.7% -- -- 16.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.01 99%
MSCI EAFE 0.93 83%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.73 65%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $92.34
30d moving avg. $90.91
Annualized volatility 19.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 61

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 13
Turnover 0.8%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.09%
ADV underlying (mns) $184,472

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 98 potential alternatives to the FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with ESG. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: ESG Expense: 32 bp ALTAR Score™: 4.6%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH ESG
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs ESG
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs ESG
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs ESG
(%)
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 74.2 12 20 4.6 0.0
EFIV SPDR S&P 500 ESG ETF 68.5 10 22 4.7 +0.1
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 68.4 10 22 4.7 +0.1
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund 67.7 7 25 4.7 +0.1
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 66.7 49 -17 4.4 -0.2
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 66.4 15 17 4.5 -0.1
XYLG Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF 66.2 60 -28 4.4 -0.1
BKLC BNY Mellon US Large Cap Core Equity ETF 65.8 0 32 4.6 +0.0
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 65.6 9 23 4.8 +0.2
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 65.6 3 29 4.8 +0.3
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 65.5 3 29 4.8 +0.3
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 64.8 20 12 4.7 +0.1
GSUS Goldman Sachs MarketBeta U.S. Equity ETF 64.6 7 25 4.6 +0.1
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 64.5 27 5 4.7 +0.2
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 64.1 27 5 4.5 -0.1
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 64.0 20 12 4.9 +0.3
OEF iShares S&P 100 ETF 64.0 20 12 4.3 -0.2
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 63.9 3 29 4.9 +0.3
JCTR JPMorgan Carbon Transition U.S. Equity ETF 63.7 15 17 4.7 +0.2
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 63.5 2 30 4.7 +0.2
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 63.5 4 28 4.7 +0.1
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 63.3 4 28 4.7 +0.1
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 62.4 15 17 4.5 -0.1
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 61.8 3 29 4.6 +0.1
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 61.7 27 5 4.4 -0.2
XOUT GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF 61.6 60 -28 3.7 -0.8
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 61.0 3 29 4.9 +0.3
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 60.8 9 23 4.6 +0.1
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 60.5 5 27 4.7 +0.1
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 60.2 15 17 4.6 -0.0
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 59.8 20 12 4.5 -0.1
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 59.4 29 3 4.7 +0.1
ESGG FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund 59.3 42 -10 4.7 +0.1
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 59.1 0 32 4.6 +0.1
NACP Impact Shares NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF 58.4 49 -17 4.8 +0.2
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 58.2 8 24 6.0 +1.4
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 58.1 10 22 4.5 -0.1
XLG Invesco S&P 500 Top 50 ETF 57.9 20 12 4.2 -0.4
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 57.5 27 5 4.9 +0.4
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 56.8 20 12 4.4 -0.2
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 56.7 3 29 4.5 -0.0
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 56.4 3 29 4.5 -0.1
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 56.2 8 24 4.6 +0.1
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 55.7 3 29 4.5 -0.1
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 55.3 9 23 4.9 +0.3
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend & Buyback ETF 55.2 25 7 5.9 +1.4
DFAU Dimensional US Core Equity Market ETF 55.2 12 20 4.7 +0.2
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF 54.9 25 7 4.7 +0.1
VOOG Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF 54.8 10 22 4.1 -0.5
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 54.7 28 4 6.2 +1.6
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF 53.7 4 28 3.8 -0.8
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF 53.7 18 14 3.7 -0.9
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 53.2 12 20 4.1 -0.4
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 52.5 15 17 5.3 +0.7
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 52.5 29 3 4.9 +0.4
IUSG iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF 52.3 4 28 3.8 -0.8
DTD WisdomTree U.S.Total Dividend Fund 51.8 28 4 6.3 +1.7
FNDX Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Co. Index ETF 51.6 25 7 5.8 +1.2
SPUS SP Funds S&P 500 Sharia Industry Exclusions ETF 51.6 49 -17 3.5 -1.0
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF 51.5 4 28 6.4 +1.8
WOMN Impact Shares YWCA Women's Empowerment ETF 51.5 75 -43 3.6 -0.9
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 51.5 18 14 6.3 +1.7
PRF Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF 51.3 39 -7 5.8 +1.3
SCHV Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF 50.9 4 28 6.1 +1.5
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF 50.5 19 13 3.6 -1.0
PLC Principal U.S. Large-Cap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 50.5 15 17 5.8 +1.2
SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 50.4 10 22 4.9 +0.3
USSG Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 50.4 10 22 4.9 +0.3
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund 50.0 8 24 3.7 -0.9
VTV Vanguard Value Index Fund 50.0 4 28 6.5 +2.0
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF 49.8 4 28 6.4 +1.8
HIPR Direxion High Growth ETF 49.6 40 -8 4.0 -0.6
IWY iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF 49.5 20 12 3.7 -0.8
VOOV Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF 49.3 10 22 6.6 +2.0
FNDB Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF 48.7 25 7 5.7 +1.2
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 47.8 8 24 6.0 +1.4
RESP WisdomTree US ESG Fund of Benef Interest 47.5 28 4 5.2 +0.6
KOKU Xtrackers MSCI Kokusai Equity ETF 47.2 9 23 5.1 +0.5
TOK iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF 47.0 25 7 5.0 +0.4
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund 47.0 8 24 6.1 +1.6
RWL Invesco S&P 500 Revenue ETF 46.4 39 -7 6.3 +1.7
IUS Invesco Strategic US ETF 46.4 19 13 5.5 +1.0
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 46.3 15 17 4.9 +0.3
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 46.2 30 2 5.3 +0.8
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF 46.0 25 7 4.3 -0.3
EQWL Invesco Russell Top 200 Equal Weight ETF 45.9 25 7 5.6 +1.1
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 45.8 19 13 6.0 +1.5
VUG Vanguard Growth Index Fund 45.8 4 28 3.6 -0.9
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF 45.4 43 -11 4.9 +0.4
MGV Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF 45.2 7 25 6.4 +1.9
MGK Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF 45.1 7 25 3.8 -0.8
TILT Flexshares Morningstar US Market Factors Tilt Index Fund 44.8 25 7 5.0 +0.4
RECS Columbia Research Enhanced Core ETF 44.7 15 17 5.2 +0.6
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF 44.3 30 2 5.1 +0.6
ACIO Aptus Collared Income Opportunity ETF 44.3 79 -47 3.9 -0.7
TMFC Motley Fool 100 Index ETF 44.1 50 -18 3.2 -1.4
QARP Xtrackers Russell 1000 US Quality at a Reasonable Price ETF 44.0 19 13 5.4 +0.8
RAFE PIMCO RAFI ESG U.S. ETF 43.7 30 2 6.7 +2.2

1Overlap is the percentage of holdings by weight that are identical. For example, if Fund A has a 2% position in Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and Fund B has a 5% position, their overlapping position in AAPL is 2%.

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RESULTS & ESTIMATES

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Return on equity

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*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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NEUTRAL

Average appreciation potential. A rating of NEUTRAL is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the middle quintile (ranking between 40%-60%) of their category. This indicates that valuations adequately reflect the fundamentals of stocks in these funds.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 17.7 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 3.6 x
Less: Expense ratio 32 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 4.6 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.43 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.49
 
The composite rating is a weighted average of analysts' consensus recommendations for individual ETF constituents, based on the following scale:

BUY = 1; OVERWEIGHT = 1.5, HOLD = 2; UNDERWEIGHT = 2.5; and SELL = 3.

Readers are cautioned that because analyst ratings tend to be inflated, the composite score may be more useful as a relative measure of sentiment between funds rather than as a stand-alone recommendation.
 

 

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