iShares Russell 2000 ETF
ALTAR
Score™
3.7% info Recommen-
dation
AVOID
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
22.9x P/Sales
ratio
1.1x
P/BV
ratio
1.8x Div.
yield
1.7%


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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 26, 2000
Assets (mns) $43,500
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 1977
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $2,274
Large cap (>$10bn) 0.0%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 52.4%
Small cap (<$2bn) 47.6%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
TELADOC INC 0.4 %
NOVOCURE LIMITED 0.4 %
GENERAC HOLDINGS INC 0.3 %
LUMENTUM HOLDINGS, INC. 0.3 %
TREX COMPANY INC 0.3 %
AMEDISYS INC 0.3 %
HEALTHEQUITY INC 0.3 %
HAEMONETICS CORP/MASS 0.3 %
REXFORD INDUSTRIAL REALTY IN 0.3 %
FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TR 0.3 %
Total 3.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.8 %
BERMUDA 1.3 %
BRITAIN 0.7 %
IRELAND 0.3 %
CANADA 0.3 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.3 %
PUERTO RICO 0.3 %
NETHERLANDS 0.2 %
MONACO 0.1 %
LUXEMBOURG 0.1 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru January 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-3.1% 9.1% 8.2% 11.9% 7.8%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.18 79%
MSCI EAFE 1.07 53%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.67 36%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $162.07
30d moving avg. $166.30
Annualized volatility 16.2%
Short interest (ETF) 22.7%
Short interest (Underlying) 6.8%
Relative strength (RSI) 53

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 16,858
Turnover 6.3%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.01%
ADV underlying (mns) $19,575

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 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™: 3.7%


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 98.5 10 9 3.7 +0.1
GSSC Goldman Sachs Activebeta U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 73.0 20 -1 5.7 +2.0
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 67.9 4 15 5.0 +1.3
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 57.4 24 -5 1.2 -2.5
VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund 57.3 15 4 1.2 -2.5
JPSE JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 56.9 29 -10 4.2 +0.5
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 55.0 6 13 5.1 +1.4
OMFS Oppenheimer Russell 2000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF 54.7 39 -20 5.4 +1.7
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value Index Fund 53.2 15 4 6.4 +2.7
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 53.2 24 -5 6.3 +2.7
PRFZ Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF 52.1 39 -20 4.8 +1.1
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 44.2 17 2 4.7 +1.0
IUSS Invesco Strategic US Small Company ETF 44.1 23 -4 6.1 +2.4
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF 42.3 61 -42 5.3 +1.6
VBR Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund 42.0 7 12 7.9 +4.2
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 41.2 5 14 5.4 +1.7
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Co. Index ETF 41.1 25 -6 6.2 +2.5
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 38.3 7 12 3.6 -0.1
PQSG PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Growth ETF 36.6 29 -10 0.1 -3.6
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF 36.0 15 4 6.3 +2.6

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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AVOID

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 7.0 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.8 x
Less: Expense ratio 19 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 3.7 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.55 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.56
 
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.