ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.7% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
13.4x P/Sales
ratio
1.0x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
3.5%


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iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the MSCI ACWI ex USA Investable Market Index.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Oct 18, 2012
Assets (mns) $17,948
Currency USD
Expense ratio 9 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 4327
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $66,042
Large cap (>$10bn) 72.1%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 21.0%
Small cap (<$2bn) 6.4%
Developed mkts 75.7%
Emerging mkts 23.7%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. SPONSOR 1.4 %
NESTLE SA-REG 1.3 %
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 1.1 %
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFAC 1.0 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 1.0 %
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 0.9 %
NOVARTIS AG-REG 0.8 %
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 0.6 %
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 0.6 %
SAP AG 0.5 %
Total 9.3 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 15.9 %
BRITAIN 10.4 %
CHINA 7.3 %
CANADA 6.8 %
SWITZERLAND 6.3 %
FRANCE 6.2 %
GERMANY 5.4 %
AUSTRALIA 4.6 %
TAIWAN 3.2 %
HONG KONG 3.2 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru January 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-3.2% 9.2% 5.3% -- 5.8%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.80 70%
MSCI EAFE 1.02 95%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.75 89%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $57.60
30d moving avg. $61.36
Annualized volatility 11.6%
Short interest (ETF) 0.5%
Relative strength (RSI) 34

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 1,193
Turnover 0.4%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.02%
ADV underlying (mns) $93,050

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 19 potential alternatives to the ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with IXUS. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: IXUS Expense: 9 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH IXUS
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs IXUS
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs IXUS
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs IXUS
(%)
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 89.8 8 1 7.7 +0.1
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 83.9 40 -31 7.4 -0.3
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 82.8 8 1 7.7 +0.1
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 82.1 32 -23 7.6 -0.1
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 72.8 5 4 7.6 -0.1
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 69.3 5 4 7.4 -0.3
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 67.4 4 5 7.4 -0.3
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 67.2 6 3 7.6 -0.1
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 65.4 17 -8 7.5 -0.2
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 64.7 7 2 7.4 -0.3
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 62.8 30 -21 7.6 -0.1
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 61.7 7 2 7.8 +0.1
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 59.0 39 -30 9.0 +1.3
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 56.6 32 -23 7.2 -0.5
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 56.2 35 -26 7.0 -0.6
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 56.2 20 -11 7.5 -0.2
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 55.3 45 -36 8.6 +1.0
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 53.4 25 -16 8.8 +1.1
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 52.6 25 -16 6.9 -0.7

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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Return on equity

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*Six months ago = 100

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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 10.7 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.4 x
Less: Expense ratio 9 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.7 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.58 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.64
 
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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Monthly returns based on changes in price plus dividends. May differ from daily returns reported by funds. See below for standardized returns.