iShares Russell 2000 ETF
ALTAR
Score™
3.0% info Recommen-
dation
AVOID
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
75.0x P/Sales
ratio
1.3x
P/BV
ratio
2.1x Div.
yield
1.4%


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The iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the small cap stocks which comprise the Russell 2000 Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Investors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date May 22, 2000
Assets (mns) $48,884
Currency USD
Expense ratio 19 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 2008
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $2,274
Large cap (>$10bn) 0.2%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 49.4%
Small cap (<$2bn) 47.9%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
PENN NATIONAL GAMING INC 0.5 %
ELDORADO RESORTS INC 0.5 %
MIRATI THERAPEUTICS INC 0.4 %
SUNRUN INC. 0.4 %
PLUG POWER INC 0.4 %
DARLING INTERNATIONAL INC 0.3 %
LITHIA MOTORS INC-CL A 0.3 %
CHURCHILL DOWNS INC 0.3 %
ULTRAGENYX PHARMACEUTICAL IN 0.3 %
DECKERS OUTDOOR CORP 0.3 %
Total 3.8 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 96.4 %
BERMUDA 1.2 %
CANADA 0.5 %
BRITAIN 0.4 %
IRELAND 0.3 %
PUERTO RICO 0.2 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.2 %
SWITZERLAND 0.1 %
MONACO 0.1 %
ISRAEL 0.1 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru October 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-6.6% -0.1% 7.3% 9.7% 7.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.20 86%
MSCI EAFE 1.25 77%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.92 65%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $177.50
30d moving avg. $164.93
Annualized volatility 23.1%
Short interest (ETF) 36.7%
Short interest (Underlying) 6.8%
Relative strength (RSI) 62

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 24,493
Turnover 8.9%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.01%
ADV underlying (mns) $23,904

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the iShares Russell 2000 ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with IWM. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: IWM Expense: 19 bp ALTAR Score™: 3.0%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH IWM
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs IWM
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs IWM
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs IWM
(%)
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund 97.9 10 9 3.1 +0.1
GSSC Goldman Sachs Activebeta U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 71.3 20 -1 4.3 +1.3
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 67.7 4 15 4.3 +1.2
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 56.7 24 -5 -0.1 -3.1
VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund 55.7 15 4 -0.0 -3.1
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 54.7 24 -5 6.0 +2.9
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value Index Fund 53.4 15 4 6.1 +3.1
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 51.9 6 13 4.6 +1.6
JPSE JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 51.4 29 -10 4.6 +1.6
STSB iShares Factors US Small Blend Style ETF 47.2 35 -16 3.1 +0.0
PRFZ Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF 46.5 39 -20 4.2 +1.2
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 46.2 17 2 4.4 +1.4
BKSE BNY Mellon US Small Cap Core Equity ETF 45.3 4 15 5.2 +2.2
IUSS Invesco Strategic US Small Company ETF 39.5 23 -4 4.6 +1.6
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Co. Index ETF 39.0 25 -6 6.5 +3.4
VBR Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund 36.8 7 12 7.4 +4.3
PQSG PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Growth ETF 36.5 29 -10 -0.4 -3.4
SPSM SPDR Portfolio Small Cap ETF 34.7 5 14 6.6 +3.5
IJR iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF 34.7 6 13 6.5 +3.5
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF 34.7 15 4 6.5 +3.4
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 34.7 5 14 5.0 +1.9
VIOO Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF 34.5 10 9 6.3 +3.3
EWSC Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Equal Weight ETF 34.4 40 -21 6.4 +3.4
FYX First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 34.0 63 -44 6.7 +3.7
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth Index Fund 33.0 7 12 2.0 -1.0
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF 31.8 29 -10 5.6 +2.6
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 31.8 6 13 3.0 -0.1
CSA VictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Weighted Index ETF 30.7 35 -16 7.0 +4.0
SSLY Syntax Stratified SmallCap ETF 30.6 30 -11 5.9 +2.8
CSF VictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted Idx 30.5 35 -16 7.2 +4.2
FSMD Fidelity Small-Mid Factor ETF 30.1 29 -10 5.8 +2.8
TPSC Timothy Plan US Small Cap Core ETF 29.6 52 -33 6.7 +3.7
EES WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund 28.9 38 -19 9.3 +6.3
RWJ Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF 28.4 39 -20 6.1 +3.0
USVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum ETF 28.0 24 -5 6.1 +3.0
FLQS Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 27.9 35 -16 5.5 +2.5
AFSM First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF 27.6 75 -56 5.2 +2.2
FAD First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 27.5 66 -47 2.0 -1.0
CSML IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF 26.8 35 -16 3.6 +0.6
NUSC Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF 26.8 40 -21 4.4 +1.4
DES WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund 26.1 38 -19 7.7 +4.7
JHSC John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF 25.6 42 -23 5.1 +2.0
RNSC Small Cap US Equity Select ETF 23.9 60 -41 7.1 +4.1
SLYG SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF 23.7 15 4 5.1 +2.0
IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 23.7 25 -6 5.0 +1.9
VFMO Vanguard U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 23.7 13 6 0.3 -2.7
VIOG Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 23.6 16 3 4.9 +1.9
PSC Principal U.S. Small Cap Index ETF 23.4 38 -19 5.5 +2.5
JKK iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF 23.0 30 -11 1.0 -2.1
SLYV SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF 23.0 15 4 8.1 +5.0
IJS iShares S&P Small-cap 600 Value ETF 23.0 25 -6 7.9 +4.9
IJH iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF 22.9 5 14 6.0 +3.0
MDY SPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust 22.9 23 -4 5.8 +2.8
SPMD SPDR Portfolio Mid Cap ETF 22.9 5 14 6.0 +3.0
VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 22.8 15 4 7.8 +4.8
IVOO Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 ETF 22.8 10 9 5.9 +2.9
EZM WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Earnings Fund 22.6 38 -19 7.9 +4.8
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF 22.3 60 -41 4.4 +1.4
SMLF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF 22.3 30 -11 7.0 +4.0
VFLQ Vanguard U.S. Liquidity Factor ETF 22.2 14 5 3.8 +0.8
FNX First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 21.9 61 -42 5.9 +2.9
EWMC Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF 21.8 40 -21 6.4 +3.4
VFQY Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF 21.8 13 6 6.0 +2.9
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 21.1 25 -6 7.2 +4.2
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 20.5 70 -51 5.5 +2.4
SMLV SPDR SSGA US Small Cap Low Volatility Index ETF 20.5 12 7 6.8 +3.8
PSM Principal U.S. Small-MidCap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 20.3 20 -1 8.1 +5.1
SMDY Syntax Stratified MidCap ETF 19.4 30 -11 6.0 +3.0
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF 18.9 14 5 9.8 +6.8
FNY First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 18.6 70 -51 1.8 -1.2
FYC First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 18.4 70 -51 2.1 -0.9
VFMF Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF 18.3 19 0 6.7 +3.7
FAB First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 18.1 71 -52 8.6 +5.6
JKJ iShares Morningstar Small-Cap ETF 18.0 25 -6 5.8 +2.8
SMMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF 17.0 20 -1 4.5 +1.4
FYT First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 16.7 72 -53 9.7 +6.6
BBMC JPMorgan BetaBuilders U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF 16.6 7 12 4.7 +1.7
ROGS Hartford Multifactor Global Small Cap ETF 15.8 34 -15 7.5 +4.5
RWK Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Revenue ETF 15.6 39 -20 7.1 +4.1
DWAS Invesco DWA SmallCap Momentum ETF 15.5 60 -41 -1.5 -4.5
MDYV SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF 15.5 15 4 7.5 +4.5
IJJ iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 15.5 25 -6 7.4 +4.4
TILT Flexshares Morningstar US Market Factors Tilt Index Fund 15.2 25 -6 5.8 +2.8
IVOV Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 15.0 15 4 7.6 +4.6
BTEC Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF 14.4 42 -23 -2.1 -5.1
IWC iShares Micro-Cap ETF 14.4 60 -41 -3.8 -6.8
IJK iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 14.2 24 -5 4.6 +1.6
MDYG SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF 14.2 15 4 4.7 +1.6
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 13.9 65 -46 6.2 +3.1
IVOG Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 13.8 15 4 4.7 +1.6
RNMC Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF 13.3 60 -41 6.5 +3.5
OMFS Invesco Russell 2000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF 12.9 39 -20 5.0 +1.9
SFYX Sofi Next 500 ETF 12.8 0 19 5.4 +2.4
DGRS WisdomTree US SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund 12.3 38 -19 7.8 +4.8
AFMC First Trust Active Factor Mid Cap ETF 12.0 65 -46 5.9 +2.9
KOMP SPDR Kensho New Economies Composite ETF 11.3 20 -1 2.3 -0.8
JSMD Janus Henderson Small/Mid Cap Growth Alpha ETF 11.3 30 -11 5.3 +2.3
JKL iShares Morningstar Small Cap Value ETF 10.9 30 -11 8.7 +5.7
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 10.9 15 4 5.2 +2.2
RZG Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Growth ETF 10.9 35 -16 5.3 +2.3

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

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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Not worthwhile for most investors. A rating of AVOID is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the lowest quintile (the bottom 20%) of their category. Often, funds in this category consist of stocks with little if any history or expectation of profitability, and as a result our fundamentally-driven analysis may not be relevant.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 6.5 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 2.0 x
Less: Expense ratio 19 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 3.0 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.46 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.50
 
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™
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