iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF
ALTAR
Score™
4.2% info Recommen-
dation
UNDERWEIGHT
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
31.7x P/Sales
ratio
4.5x
P/BV
ratio
6.6x Div.
yield
1.0%


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iShares Core U.S. Growth Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the large cap growth sector of the U.S. stock market, as represented by the Russell 3000 Growth Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Investors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Jul 24, 2000
Assets (mns) $9,788
Currency USD
Expense ratio 4 bp
Distributions Quarterly

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 520
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $622,374
Large cap (>$10bn) 95.2%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 4.7%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.1%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
APPLE INC 10.2 %
MICROSOFT CORP 9.4 %
AMAZON.COM INC 7.5 %
FACEBOOK 3.5 %
ALPHABET INC. CLASS A 2.6 %
ALPHABET INC. CLASS C 2.5 %
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 1.8 %
MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A 1.6 %
NVIDIA CORP 1.6 %
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC 1.3 %
Total 41.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 97.9 %
BRITAIN 0.9 %
IRELAND 0.8 %
SWITZERLAND 0.2 %
BERMUDA 0.1 %






HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru July 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
14.3% 23.0% 14.6% 16.0% 5.6%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.99 96%
MSCI EAFE 0.95 76%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.69 65%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $79.29
30d moving avg. $74.88
Annualized volatility 17.2%
Short interest (ETF) 0.1%
Short interest (Underlying) 3.1%
Relative strength (RSI) 69

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 489
Turnover 0.4%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.03%
ADV underlying (mns) $160,591

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with IUSG. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: IUSG Expense: 4 bp ALTAR Score™: 4.2%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH IUSG
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs IUSG
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs IUSG
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs IUSG
(%)
VOOG Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF 94.5 10 -6 4.1 -0.1
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF 94.5 18 -14 4.0 -0.2
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF 94.5 4 0 4.2 -0.0
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 78.4 12 -8 4.4 +0.3
VUG Vanguard Growth Index Fund 76.5 4 0 3.8 -0.4
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund 76.4 8 -4 3.7 -0.5
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF 76.4 19 -15 3.6 -0.6
SCHG Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF 74.5 4 0 3.9 -0.3
XOUT GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF 72.0 60 -56 4.0 -0.2
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 71.4 49 -45 4.8 +0.7
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 70.6 27 -23 5.1 +0.9
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 70.5 27 -23 4.8 +0.6
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 70.4 65 -61 4.7 +0.5
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 70.2 20 -16 5.1 +1.0
IWY iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF 70.1 20 -16 3.7 -0.5
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 69.8 9 -5 5.2 +1.0
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 69.7 3 1 5.2 +1.0
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 69.7 4 0 5.2 +1.0
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 69.5 3 1 5.2 +1.0
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 69.5 3 1 5.3 +1.1
MGK Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF 69.2 7 -3 3.9 -0.3
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 69.1 9 -5 4.9 +0.7
BKLC BNY Mellon US Large Cap Core Equity ETF 68.7 0 4 4.9 +0.8
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 68.6 27 -23 4.8 +0.6
GSUS Goldman Sachs MarketBeta U.S. Equity ETF 68.0 7 -3 5.0 +0.8
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 68.0 15 -11 4.8 +0.6
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 67.7 4 0 5.1 +0.9
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 67.5 2 2 5.1 +0.9
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 67.5 3 1 5.1 +0.9
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 67.4 5 -1 5.1 +0.9
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund 66.9 7 -3 5.0 +0.8
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 66.9 20 -16 5.0 +0.8
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 66.7 8 -4 5.0 +0.8
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 66.6 15 -11 4.9 +0.8
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 66.4 4 0 5.0 +0.9
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 66.1 12 -8 4.9 +0.7
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 66.0 11 -7 4.9 +0.7
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 65.8 20 -16 4.7 +0.6
OEF iShares S&P 100 ETF 65.1 20 -16 4.6 +0.4
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 64.9 3 1 5.0 +0.8
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 64.6 3 1 5.0 +0.8
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 64.3 20 -16 4.8 +0.6
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 64.2 10 -6 4.9 +0.7
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 63.4 15 -11 4.9 +0.7
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 62.9 3 1 4.9 +0.7
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 62.5 29 -25 5.0 +0.8
SPUS SP Funds S&P 500 Sharia Industry Exclusions ETF 60.5 49 -45 3.8 -0.4
XLG Invesco S&P 500 Top 50 ETF 60.4 20 -16 4.3 +0.1
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 59.9 9 -5 5.3 +1.2
ONEQ Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index Tracking Stock 59.9 21 -17 3.0 -1.2
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 59.5 0 4 5.0 +0.8
IETC iShares Evolved U.S. Technology ETF 59.2 18 -14 3.6 -0.5
TMFC Motley Fool 100 Index ETF 58.8 50 -46 3.3 -0.9
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 57.2 29 -25 5.4 +1.2
IGM iShares Expanded Tech Sector ETF 56.2 46 -42 3.6 -0.6
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF 55.4 25 -21 5.0 +0.8
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 55.3 20 -16 3.7 -0.5
QYLD Global X NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF 55.3 60 -56 3.4 -0.8
NUSI Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF 55.3 68 -64 3.3 -0.9
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund 54.7 32 -28 4.9 +0.7
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 54.4 8 -4 6.3 +2.1
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 53.7 15 -11 5.5 +1.3
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 52.5 27 -23 5.4 +1.3
KOKU Xtrackers MSCI Kokusai Equity ETF 50.3 9 -5 5.5 +1.4
TOK iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF 50.1 25 -21 5.4 +1.2
HIPR Direxion High Growth ETF 49.7 40 -36 4.3 +0.1
RECS Columbia Research Enhanced Core ETF 49.7 15 -11 5.4 +1.3
TILT Flexshares Morningstar US Market Factors Tilt Index Fund 49.6 25 -21 6.3 +2.1
SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 49.5 10 -6 5.2 +1.0
USSG Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 49.4 10 -6 5.2 +1.0
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 48.4 28 -24 5.0 +0.9
NACP Impact Shares NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF 48.0 75 -71 4.5 +0.3
VEGN US Vegan Climate ETF 47.6 60 -56 5.0 +0.8
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 47.3 15 -11 5.7 +1.5
URTH iShares MSCI World ETF 46.6 24 -20 5.5 +1.4
PLC Principal U.S. Large-Cap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 46.5 15 -11 6.0 +1.8
QARP Xtrackers Russell 1000 US Quality at a Reasonable Price ETF 45.4 19 -15 5.9 +1.7
QRFT Qraft Ai-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap ETF 45.4 75 -71 3.8 -0.4
IUS Invesco Strategic US ETF 45.1 19 -15 6.3 +2.1
SYG SPDR MFS Systematic Growth Equity ETF 45.0 60 -56 4.1 -0.0
FDMO Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF 44.8 29 -25 3.7 -0.5
STLG iShares Factors US Growth Style ETF 44.7 25 -21 3.5 -0.7
FNDX Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Co. Index ETF 44.3 25 -21 6.2 +2.1
FNDB Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF 43.9 25 -21 6.2 +2.1
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend & Buyback ETF 43.9 25 -21 6.4 +2.2
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF 43.7 29 -25 5.8 +1.7
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF 43.6 43 -39 5.0 +0.9
JQUA JPMorgan U.S. Quality Factor ETF 43.2 12 -8 5.2 +1.0
ESGG FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund 43.2 42 -38 5.3 +1.1
ADME Aptus Drawdown Managed Equity ETF 42.5 81 -77 3.2 -1.0
AFLG First Trust Active Factor Large Cap ETF 42.4 55 -51 5.3 +1.2
JMOM JPMorgan U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 42.3 12 -8 3.5 -0.6
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 42.2 30 -26 6.3 +2.1
IOO iShares Global 100 ETF 41.9 40 -36 4.6 +0.4
SPMO Invesco S&P 500 Momentum ETF 41.7 13 -9 4.1 -0.1
PRF Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF 41.7 39 -35 6.6 +2.4
FQAL Fidelity Quality Factor ETF 41.5 29 -25 5.4 +1.2
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 41.3 20 -16 5.9 +1.8
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF 41.3 15 -11 4.1 -0.1
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 41.1 20 -16 5.9 +1.7

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

Long term EPS growth est. **%   Debt-to-equity **x
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

Forward
multiple:
iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF
Relative
to:
S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

UNDERWEIGHT

Below average appreciation potential. A rating of UNDERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 2nd quintile (ranking higher than only 20%-40%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at relatively expensive valuations and/or having below-average fundamentals.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 24.8 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 5.9 x
Less: Expense ratio 4 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 4.2 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.38 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.52
 
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.
Dividends paid by constituents to the fund. May differ from actual distributions to shareholders due to constituent changes, timing issues or other factors.
Monthly returns based on changes in price plus dividends. May differ from daily returns reported by funds. See below for standardized returns.