iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.0% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
19.2x P/Sales
ratio
1.3x
P/BV
ratio
1.6x Div.
yield
3.5%


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The iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the MSCI UK Index. The index consists primarily of large cap stocks traded in the British market.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Investors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Mar 12, 1996
Assets (mns) $2,690
Currency USD
Expense ratio 50 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian State Street Bank & Trust
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication n/a
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 87
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $55,802
Large cap (>$10bn) 87.3%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 12.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.1%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ASTRAZENECA PLC 6.6 %
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 5.4 %
GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC 4.5 %
DIAGEO PLC 4.5 %
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC 4.0 %
RIO TINTO PLC 3.6 %
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC-A SHS 3.6 %
UNILEVER PLC 3.5 %
BP PLC 3.5 %
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC-B SHS 3.1 %
Total 42.2 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
BRITAIN 95.5 %
IRELAND 1.9 %
SWITZERLAND 1.7 %








HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru November 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-15.9% -11.3% 0.1% 2.6% 4.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.92 73%
MSCI EAFE 1.06 93%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.82 71%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $28.26
30d moving avg. $26.77
Annualized volatility 20.3%
Short interest (ETF) 3.7%
Relative strength (RSI) 68

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 4,502
Turnover 4.7%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.04%
ADV underlying (mns) $3,939

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 97 potential alternatives to the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with EWU. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: EWU Expense: 50 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.0%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH EWU
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs EWU
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs EWU
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs EWU
(%)
QGBR SPDR MSCI UK StrategicFactors ETF 92.3 14 36 7.5 +0.5
FLGB Franklin FTSE United Kingdom ETF 89.6 9 41 7.4 +0.4
FKU First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund 31.4 80 -30 7.5 +0.4
OEUR O'shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF 26.7 48 2 6.6 -0.4
IEV iShares Europe ETF 21.7 59 -9 6.4 -0.6
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 21.3 45 5 6.3 -0.7
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 21.0 9 41 6.9 -0.2
HDEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF 20.7 20 30 9.1 +2.0
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 20.7 9 41 6.7 -0.3
EUDG WisdomTree Europe Quality Dividend Growth Fund 20.6 58 -8 5.8 -1.3
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 20.5 9 41 6.6 -0.4
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 18.6 8 42 6.9 -0.1
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF 18.5 48 2 10.8 +3.8
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 18.5 9 41 6.8 -0.3
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF 18.3 25 25 6.1 -0.9
FEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 17.4 9 41 6.8 -0.2
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 17.2 39 11 8.8 +1.7
RFEU First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Europe ETF 16.0 83 -33 5.6 -1.4
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF 15.6 37 13 7.4 +0.4
IHDG WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund 14.7 58 -8 6.0 -1.0
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 14.7 30 20 5.7 -1.4
IQDG WisdomTree International Quality Dividend Growth Fund 14.4 42 8 6.1 -1.0
IVLU iShares Edge MSCI Intl Value Factor ETF 14.3 30 20 10.7 +3.6
IDY Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF 14.1 39 11 8.7 +1.7
IDV iShares International Select Dividend ETF 13.8 49 1 9.4 +2.4
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 13.8 30 20 6.4 -0.7
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 13.8 39 11 6.8 -0.2
INTF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Intl ETF 13.7 30 20 7.6 +0.6
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 13.3 45 5 8.1 +1.0
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 13.3 25 25 8.1 +1.0
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 13.1 32 18 6.6 -0.5
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 13.1 35 15 6.5 -0.6
GSID Goldman Sachs MarketBeta International Equity ETF 13.0 20 30 6.8 -0.2
DOO WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund 12.8 58 -8 8.6 +1.5
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 12.8 20 30 6.4 -0.6
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 12.4 48 2 8.5 +1.4
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 12.4 23 27 6.6 -0.4
DTH WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund 12.4 58 -8 9.5 +2.5
IDOG ALPS International Sector Dividend Dogs ETF 12.1 50 0 10.1 +3.1
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 12.1 20 30 6.9 -0.1
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 12.1 40 10 6.2 -0.9
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 11.9 15 35 6.9 -0.1
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 11.7 20 30 6.6 -0.5
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 11.7 7 43 6.9 -0.1
WWJD Inspire International ESG ETF 11.5 80 -30 6.4 -0.6
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 11.5 25 25 6.3 -0.8
EFAS Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF 11.5 56 -6 8.3 +1.3
HDAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US High Dividend Yield Hedged 11.4 20 30 10.6 +3.5
EUDV ProShares MSCI Europe Dividend Growers ETF 11.4 58 -8 5.7 -1.3
GUNR Flexshares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources 11.4 46 4 5.7 -1.4
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 11.3 39 11 6.1 -1.0
DMDV AAM S&P Developed Markets High Dividend Value ETF 11.3 39 11 10.5 +3.5
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 11.2 7 43 6.8 -0.3
IDHQ Invesco S&P International Developed Quality ETF 11.2 29 21 4.8 -2.3
BKIE BNY Mellon International Equity ETF 11.1 4 46 6.9 -0.2
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 10.8 6 44 6.8 -0.2
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 10.8 14 36 6.4 -0.6
CID VictoryShares Intl High Dividend Volatility Wtd Index ETF 10.8 45 5 10.1 +3.0
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 10.7 48 2 8.1 +1.1
RESD WisdomTree International ESG Fund 10.7 30 20 6.4 -0.6
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 10.6 25 25 7.3 +0.3
DFAI Dimensional International Core Equity Market ETF 10.6 18 32 6.9 -0.2
KXI iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF 10.4 46 4 5.2 -1.8
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 10.4 35 15 8.3 +1.3
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 10.2 5 45 6.7 -0.3
FILL iShares MSCI Global Energy Producers ETF 10.2 39 11 6.2 -0.9
IXC iShares Global Energy ETF 10.2 46 4 5.8 -1.2
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF 10.0 35 15 6.3 -0.8
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 9.8 4 46 6.6 -0.5
MXI iShares Global Materials ETF 9.8 45 5 5.4 -1.7
RFDI First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Developed International ETF 9.7 83 -33 5.2 -1.8
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 9.7 42 8 6.1 -0.9
FYLD Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF 9.7 59 -9 5.9 -1.2
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 9.6 29 21 7.4 +0.3
VGFO Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF 9.6 49 1 7.6 +0.5
PICK iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF 9.6 39 11 6.1 -0.9
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 9.6 39 11 6.2 -0.8
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 9.6 5 45 6.9 -0.2
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 9.5 27 23 9.5 +2.5
GNR SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF 9.3 40 10 5.9 -1.2
IQDE FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fd 9.3 47 3 8.4 +1.4
FEP First Trust Europe AlphaDEX Fund 9.3 80 -30 7.7 +0.6
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 9.2 40 10 4.3 -2.7
EFAD ProShares MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers ETF 9.0 51 -1 6.0 -1.1
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 8.8 25 25 7.8 +0.8
FIVA Fidelity International Value Factor ETF 8.8 39 11 9.1 +2.1
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 8.7 20 30 5.2 -1.9
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 8.6 45 5 6.5 -0.5
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 8.5 45 5 6.5 -0.5
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 8.4 30 20 6.8 -0.3
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 8.4 40 10 6.7 -0.4
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 8.4 32 18 6.8 -0.2
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 8.3 30 20 6.6 -0.4
IQDY FlexShares International Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund 8.1 47 3 8.5 +1.5
DMXF iShares ESG Advanced MSCI EAFE ETF 7.9 12 38 6.4 -0.6
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 7.8 8 42 7.1 +0.1
UIVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI International Value Momentum ETF 7.7 35 15 8.2 +1.2

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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OTHER FUNDAMENTAL METRICS

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Asset turnover **%   Assets-to-equity **x

Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

Compound annual growth rates

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VALUATION METRICS
  2019 2020E 2021E
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Historical valuation trends

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multiple:
iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

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 11.6 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.5 x
Less: Expense ratio 50 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.0 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.59 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.55
 
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.
 

 

See RATING tab for calculation of ALTAR Score™
Risk & reward. Uses std. dev. as proxy for risk, ALTAR Score™ for return forecast.
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Monthly returns based on changes in price plus dividends. May differ from daily returns reported by funds. See below for standardized returns.