iShares MSCI Usa Quality Factor ETF
ALTAR
Score™
5.4% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
24.8x P/Sales
ratio
3.2x
P/BV
ratio
4.4x Div.
yield
1.8%


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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 16, 2013
Assets (mns) $18,410
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) $292,603
Large cap (>$10bn) 96.1%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 3.9%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
APPLE INC 4.0 %
FACEBOOK 3.9 %
COCA-COLA CO/THE 3.8 %
MICROSOFT CORP 3.8 %
NIKE INC -CL B 3.7 %
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 3.3 %
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 3.1 %
MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A 3.0 %
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 2.3 %
BOOKING HOLDINGS INC. 2.2 %
Total 33.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.0 %
IRELAND 1.7 %
BRITAIN 1.3 %
SWITZERLAND 0.3 %







HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru June 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-4.2% 6.7% 10.7% -- 12.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.98 98%
MSCI EAFE 0.95 81%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.67 63%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $98.08
30d moving avg. $96.97
Annualized volatility 16.8%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Short interest (Underlying) 2.2%
Relative strength (RSI) 54

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 1,425
Turnover 0.8%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.02%
ADV underlying (mns) $100,424

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™: 5.4%


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
(%)
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 46.2 30 -15 6.5 +1.1
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 45.4 15 0 5.8 +0.5
QARP Xtrackers Russell 1000 US Quality at a Reasonable Price ETF 44.4 19 -4 5.6 +0.2
JQUA JPMorgan U.S. Quality Factor ETF 44.1 12 3 5.2 -0.2
SPUS SP Funds S&P 500 Sharia Industry Exclusions ETF 42.9 49 -34 4.0 -1.4
FQAL Fidelity Quality Factor ETF 42.3 29 -14 5.4 +0.1
VEGN US Vegan Climate ETF 41.3 60 -45 5.1 -0.3
SPHQ Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF 39.7 15 0 4.6 -0.8
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF 39.0 25 -10 5.1 -0.3
USSG Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 38.7 10 5 5.2 -0.1
XLG Invesco S&P 500 Top 50 ETF 38.6 20 -5 4.4 -1.0
SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 38.6 10 5 5.3 -0.1
USMC Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF 38.1 12 3 4.7 -0.7
XOUT GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF 37.5 60 -45 4.3 -1.1
QLC FlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund 37.4 32 -17 5.3 -0.1
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 37.3 27 -12 4.9 -0.5
IWY iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF 37.1 20 -5 4.0 -1.4
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 36.9 11 4 5.0 -0.3
IGM iShares Expanded Tech Sector ETF 36.9 46 -31 3.7 -1.7
BKLC BNY Mellon US Large Cap Core Equity ETF 36.7 0 15 5.2 -0.2
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund 36.6 32 -17 5.0 -0.4
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF 36.6 19 -4 4.0 -1.4
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund 36.4 8 7 4.1 -1.2
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 36.3 15 0 5.0 -0.4
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 36.3 20 -5 4.9 -0.5
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 36.3 49 -34 5.0 -0.4
OEF iShares S&P 100 ETF 36.2 20 -5 4.7 -0.7
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund 36.2 7 8 5.2 -0.2
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 36.1 15 0 5.1 -0.3
RECS Columbia Research Enhanced Core ETF 36.0 15 0 5.6 +0.2
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF 36.0 4 11 4.2 -1.2
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF 36.0 18 -3 4.1 -1.3
VOOG Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF 35.9 10 5 4.2 -1.2
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 35.8 65 -50 4.9 -0.5
FLQL Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Equity ETF 35.7 15 0 6.3 +0.9
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 35.6 9 6 5.3 -0.1
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 35.6 4 11 5.4 -0.0
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 35.6 3 12 5.4 -0.0
TMFC Motley Fool 100 Index ETF 35.5 50 -35 3.6 -1.8
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 35.5 20 -5 5.3 -0.1
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 35.5 3 12 5.4 -0.0
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 35.3 27 -12 5.3 -0.1
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 35.2 8 7 6.5 +1.1
HIPR Direxion High Growth ETF 35.1 40 -25 2.8 -2.6
IUSG iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF 35.0 4 11 4.3 -1.1
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 35.0 9 6 5.5 +0.1
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 34.6 4 11 5.2 -0.2
WOMN Impact Shares YWCA Women's Empowerment ETF 34.6 75 -60 4.4 -0.9
GSUS Goldman Sachs MarketBeta U.S. Equity ETF 34.6 7 8 5.2 -0.2
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 34.6 4 11 5.2 -0.2
QRFT Qraft Ai-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap ETF 34.6 75 -60 3.7 -1.7
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 34.6 2 13 5.3 -0.1
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF 34.3 48 -33 5.7 +0.3
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 34.2 9 6 5.0 -0.4
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 34.0 3 12 5.2 -0.1
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend & Buyback ETF 33.9 25 -10 6.6 +1.2
EDOW First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF 33.8 50 -35 6.0 +0.6
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 33.7 3 12 5.5 +0.1
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 33.5 29 -14 5.2 -0.2
FDLO Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF 33.4 29 -14 5.1 -0.3
IETC iShares Evolved U.S. Technology ETF 33.3 18 -3 3.7 -1.7
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 33.3 27 -12 4.9 -0.5
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 33.2 8 7 5.2 -0.2
MGK Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF 33.1 7 8 4.0 -1.4
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 33.1 5 10 5.2 -0.2
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 33.0 12 3 5.1 -0.3
SCHG Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF 33.0 4 11 4.0 -1.4
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF 33.0 25 -10 4.8 -0.6
VUG Vanguard Growth Index Fund 33.0 4 11 3.9 -1.5
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 32.9 15 0 5.1 -0.2
QYLD Global X NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF 32.9 60 -45 3.5 -1.9
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 32.9 20 -5 5.1 -0.3
NUSI Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF 32.9 68 -53 3.4 -2.0
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF 32.7 43 -28 5.1 -0.2
HLAL Wahed FTSE USA Shariah ETF 32.6 50 -35 4.6 -0.8
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 32.5 29 -14 5.5 +0.2
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 32.4 20 -5 3.7 -1.7
NACP Impact Shares NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF 32.1 75 -60 4.5 -0.9
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 31.9 12 3 4.9 -0.5
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 31.8 3 12 5.2 -0.2
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 31.8 15 0 5.7 +0.3
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 31.7 28 -13 5.2 -0.2
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 31.7 10 5 5.1 -0.3
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 31.7 3 12 5.1 -0.3
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 31.6 20 -5 5.0 -0.4
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 31.6 3 12 5.1 -0.3
PLC Principal U.S. Large-Cap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 31.3 15 0 6.2 +0.8
DSTL Distillate US Fundamental Stability & Value ETF 31.3 39 -24 6.5 +1.2
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 31.2 8 7 6.7 +1.3
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 31.0 28 -13 6.4 +1.0
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund 30.7 37 -22 6.1 +0.7
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund 30.6 6 9 5.4 +0.0
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF 30.4 58 -43 4.9 -0.5
ACIO Aptus Collared Income Opportunity ETF 30.3 79 -64 4.4 -1.0
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund 30.2 37 -22 5.9 +0.5
AFLG First Trust Active Factor Large Cap ETF 30.2 55 -40 5.5 +0.1
BVAL Brand Value ETF 29.8 65 -50 6.0 +0.7
FDRR Fidelity Dividend ETF for Rising Rates 29.6 29 -14 7.0 +1.6
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 29.6 0 15 5.2 -0.2
TTAC TrimTabs All Cap U.S. Free-Cash-Flow ETF 29.6 59 -44 3.6 -1.8

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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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 22.7 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 4.1 x
Less: Expense ratio 15 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.4 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.49 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.
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