iShares MSCI Usa Quality Factor ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.1% info Recommen-
dation
UNDERWEIGHT
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
16.4x P/Sales
ratio
2.5x
P/BV
ratio
3.6x Div.
yield
2.6%


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The iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (the "Fund") seeks to track the investment results of an index that measures the performance of U.S. large- and mid-capitalization stocks as identified through three fundamental variables: return on equity, earnings variability and financial leverage.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Jul 18, 2013
Assets (mns) $14,398
Currency USD
Expense ratio 15 bp
Distributions Quarterly

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 125
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $230,940
Large cap (>$10bn) 93.8%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 6.2%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 4.5 %
MICROSOFT CORP 4.2 %
PEPSICO INC 4.0 %
APPLE INC 3.8 %
FACEBOOK 3.5 %
MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A 3.1 %
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 2.9 %
NIKE INC -CL B 2.8 %
3M CO 2.7 %
MERCK & CO. INC. 2.5 %
Total 34.2 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 97.2 %
IRELAND 1.5 %
BRITAIN 0.3 %
SWITZERLAND 0.2 %







HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru March 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-19.4% -6.8% 6.9% -- 9.8%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.98 98%
MSCI EAFE 0.89 79%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.66 62%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $77.66
30d moving avg. $86.34
Annualized volatility 15.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Short interest (Underlying) 2.2%
Relative strength (RSI) 37

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 3,043
Turnover 1.6%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.10%
ADV underlying (mns) $119,733

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: QUAL Expense: 15 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.1%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH QUAL
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs QUAL
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs QUAL
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs QUAL
(%)
SPHQ Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF 47.4 15 0 6.6 -0.5
QARP Xtrackers Russell 1000 US Quality at a Reasonable Price ETF 43.9 19 -4 7.7 +0.6
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 43.7 15 0 7.4 +0.4
JQUA JPMorgan U.S. Quality Factor ETF 43.4 12 3 6.8 -0.3
OMFL Oppenheimer Russell 1000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF 40.6 29 -14 5.8 -1.3
SPUS SP Funds S&P 500 Sharia Industry Exclusions ETF 40.0 49 -34 5.6 -1.5
IWY iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF 39.4 20 -5 5.7 -1.4
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF 38.8 25 -10 6.9 -0.2
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF 38.5 48 -33 7.2 +0.1
FQAL Fidelity Quality Factor ETF 38.3 29 -14 7.2 +0.2
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund 37.9 8 7 5.9 -1.2
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF 37.9 19 -4 5.8 -1.3
SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 37.2 10 5 7.1 +0.1
USSG Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 37.1 10 5 7.1 +0.1
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 36.7 65 -50 6.4 -0.7
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 36.7 15 0 6.8 -0.2
QLC FlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund 36.5 32 -17 7.6 +0.5
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 36.4 49 -34 6.7 -0.4
FLQL Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Equity ETF 36.2 15 0 8.2 +1.1
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 36.1 27 -12 6.8 -0.3
XOUT GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF 36.0 60 -45 6.1 -1.0
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 35.8 9 6 6.9 -0.2
VOOG Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF 35.8 10 5 5.8 -1.2
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF 35.8 4 11 5.9 -1.2
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 35.8 20 -5 6.8 -0.3
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF 35.7 18 -3 5.8 -1.3
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 35.5 15 0 6.8 -0.3
VEGN US Vegan Climate ETF 35.5 60 -45 7.2 +0.2
RECS Columbia Research Enhanced Core ETF 35.4 15 0 7.6 +0.6
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF 35.2 60 -45 6.3 -0.8
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund 35.2 7 8 7.0 -0.1
OEF iShares S&P 100 ETF 35.0 20 -5 6.5 -0.6
USMC Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF 35.0 12 3 6.4 -0.7
XLG Invesco S&P 500 Top 50 ETF 34.8 20 -5 6.1 -1.0
IUSG iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF 34.6 4 11 5.9 -1.1
DGRW WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund 34.4 28 -13 8.4 +1.4
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 34.4 9 6 7.2 +0.1
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 34.4 3 12 7.3 +0.2
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 34.4 3 12 7.3 +0.2
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 34.3 4 11 7.3 +0.2
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF 34.1 25 -10 6.4 -0.7
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 34.0 20 -5 7.2 +0.2
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 33.8 4 11 7.1 +0.1
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 33.8 9 6 7.4 +0.4
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 33.7 27 -12 7.1 +0.1
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund 33.7 37 -22 9.1 +2.0
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 33.7 8 7 8.6 +1.6
PLC Principal U.S. Large-Cap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 33.7 15 0 7.1 +0.0
QRFT Qraft Ai-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap ETF 33.6 75 -60 5.1 -2.0
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 33.4 0 15 6.8 -0.3
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 33.3 30 -15 8.2 +1.1
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 33.3 2 13 7.2 +0.1
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 33.2 4 11 7.4 +0.3
VUG Vanguard Growth Index Fund 33.2 4 11 5.6 -1.4
NACP Impact Shares NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF 33.0 75 -60 6.3 -0.8
IGM iShares North American Tech ETF 33.0 46 -31 5.4 -1.7
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend & Buyback ETF 32.9 25 -10 8.9 +1.8
JOYY Infusive Compounding Global Equities ETF 32.9 50 -35 5.2 -1.9
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 32.8 29 -14 7.1 +0.1
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 32.8 3 12 7.2 +0.1
MGK Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF 32.7 7 8 5.7 -1.3
QLV FlexShares US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund 32.7 22 -7 6.5 -0.6
WOMN Impact Shares YWCA Women's Empowerment ETF 32.5 75 -60 6.3 -0.7
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 32.5 27 -12 6.9 -0.1
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 32.5 3 12 7.4 +0.4
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 32.4 8 7 7.2 +0.1
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 32.2 15 0 7.1 +0.0
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 32.0 5 10 7.2 +0.1
NULC Nuveen ESG Large-Cap ETF 31.8 20 -5 7.1 0.0
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 31.8 20 -5 7.1 +0.0
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 31.5 28 -13 8.3 +1.2
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 31.5 12 3 7.1 +0.1
QYLD Global X NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF 31.4 60 -45 4.9 -2.1
DSTL Distillate US Fundamental Stability & Value ETF 31.4 39 -24 7.8 +0.8
FDLO Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF 31.4 29 -14 6.7 -0.4
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 31.3 11 4 7.0 -0.1
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 31.2 15 0 8.1 +1.1
NUSI Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF 31.1 68 -53 4.8 -2.3
IETC iShares Evolved U.S. Technology ETF 31.0 18 -3 5.5 -1.6
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 31.0 28 -13 7.8 +0.7
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 31.0 10 5 7.1 0.0
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 30.9 20 -5 5.5 -1.6
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 30.9 3 12 7.1 +0.0
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 30.9 3 12 7.2 +0.1
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 30.8 20 -5 7.0 -0.1
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 30.8 3 12 7.1 +0.1
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund 30.7 32 -17 6.9 -0.2
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 30.5 12 3 6.9 -0.2
PSET Principal Price Setters Index ETF 30.3 29 -14 7.1 +0.1
FVAL Fidelity Value Factor ETF 30.2 29 -14 11.1 +4.1
CCOR Core Alternative ETF 30.0 123 -108 5.2 -1.8
AFLG First Trust Active Factor Large Cap ETF 30.0 55 -40 7.8 +0.8
HLAL Wahed FTSE USA Shariah ETF 29.9 50 -35 6.3 -0.7
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 29.8 34 -19 7.6 +0.6
TMFC Motley Fool 100 Index ETF 29.7 50 -35 5.2 -1.9
SCHG Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF 29.6 4 11 5.7 -1.3
PFM Invesco Dividend Achievers ETF 29.3 54 -39 6.6 -0.5
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 29.3 30 -15 7.6 +0.6
PWB Invesco Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF 29.2 55 -40 4.8 -2.3
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 29.2 8 7 8.6 +1.5

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
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Historical valuation trends

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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 3.4 x
Less: Expense ratio 15 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.1 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.48 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.51
 
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.