SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF
ALTAR
Score™
5.7% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
23.0x P/Sales
ratio
2.2x
P/BV
ratio
3.0x Div.
yield
2.0%


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QUS tracks an index of US large- and midcap stocks comprising 3 subindexes: value, quality and minimum volatility. The index uses multiple factors to pick stocks, and each subindex receives equal weight.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor State Street Global Advisors
Website www.spdrs.com
Inception date Apr 15, 2015
Assets (mns) $804
Currency USD
Expense ratio 15 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-End Investment Company
Custodian State Street Bank & Trust
Weighting Tiered
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 598
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $257,749
Large cap (>$10bn) 96.7%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 3.3%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
APPLE INC 3.4 %
MICROSOFT CORP 2.9 %
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 2.2 %
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 2.1 %
MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A 1.9 %
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE 1.9 %
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 1.6 %
MERCK & CO. INC. 1.5 %
PFIZER INC 1.5 %
COCA-COLA CO/THE 1.3 %
Total 20.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.1 %
IRELAND 2.1 %
BRITAIN 0.9 %
SWITZERLAND 0.7 %
BERMUDA 0.6 %
CANADA 0.4 %
NETHERLANDS 0.0 %
ARGENTINA 0.0 %



HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru July 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-1.9% 6.7% 11.1% -- 10.9%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.92 98%
MSCI EAFE 0.91 82%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.63 65%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $93.79
30d moving avg. $90.72
Annualized volatility 15.8%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Short interest (Underlying) 2.5%
Relative strength (RSI) 67

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 83
Turnover 1.0%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.05%
ADV underlying (mns) $239,629

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: QUS Expense: 15 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH QUS
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs QUS
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs QUS
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs QUS
(%)
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 71.0 30 -15 6.3 +0.6
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 68.2 49 -34 4.8 -0.8
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 67.2 65 -50 4.7 -1.0
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 66.9 9 6 5.2 -0.5
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 66.8 4 11 5.1 -0.6
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 66.8 3 12 5.2 -0.5
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 66.8 4 11 5.2 -0.5
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 66.6 3 12 5.2 -0.5
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 66.1 20 -5 5.1 -0.6
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 66.1 2 13 5.1 -0.6
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 65.9 27 -12 5.1 -0.6
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 65.8 3 12 5.1 -0.6
GSUS Goldman Sachs MarketBeta U.S. Equity ETF 65.7 7 8 5.0 -0.7
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 65.6 4 11 5.0 -0.6
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 64.8 29 -14 5.4 -0.3
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 64.5 5 10 5.1 -0.6
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 64.3 3 12 5.3 -0.4
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 64.2 8 7 5.0 -0.7
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 64.1 20 -5 5.0 -0.7
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 64.0 15 0 4.9 -0.8
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 63.5 8 7 6.3 +0.6
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 62.5 3 12 5.0 -0.7
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 62.3 3 12 5.0 -0.7
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 61.9 27 -12 4.8 -0.9
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 61.9 20 -5 4.8 -0.9
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 61.8 10 5 4.9 -0.8
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund 61.7 7 8 5.0 -0.7
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 61.6 9 6 5.3 -0.3
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 61.6 20 -5 4.7 -0.9
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 61.1 3 12 4.9 -0.8
FNDX Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Co. Index ETF 61.0 25 -10 6.2 +0.6
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 60.7 27 -12 4.8 -0.9
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 60.6 15 0 4.9 -0.8
BKLC BNY Mellon US Large Cap Core Equity ETF 60.2 0 15 4.9 -0.7
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 60.1 15 0 4.8 -0.9
PRF Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF 59.6 39 -24 6.6 +0.9
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 59.4 30 -15 6.0 +0.3
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 59.4 29 -14 5.0 -0.7
FNDB Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF 59.4 25 -10 6.2 +0.6
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 59.2 0 15 5.0 -0.7
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend & Buyback ETF 59.1 25 -10 6.4 +0.7
DTD WisdomTree U.S.Total Dividend Fund 58.2 28 -13 6.5 +0.8
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 58.2 27 -12 5.4 -0.2
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 58.2 11 4 4.9 -0.8
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 58.2 28 -13 6.3 +0.6
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 57.8 15 0 5.5 -0.2
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 56.6 12 3 4.9 -0.8
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF 56.2 15 0 5.4 -0.3
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF 55.8 4 11 7.3 +1.6
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 55.8 18 -3 7.1 +1.4
VOOV Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF 55.8 15 0 7.1 +1.5
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 55.6 9 6 4.9 -0.8
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF 54.9 4 11 7.3 +1.6
TILT Flexshares Morningstar US Market Factors Tilt Index Fund 54.9 25 -10 6.3 +0.6
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 54.5 8 7 6.5 +0.8
JQUA JPMorgan U.S. Quality Factor ETF 54.2 12 3 5.2 -0.5
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF 53.9 29 -14 5.8 +0.2
TOK iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF 53.6 25 -10 5.4 -0.3
KOKU Xtrackers MSCI Kokusai Equity ETF 53.5 9 6 5.5 -0.2
IUS Invesco Strategic US ETF 53.5 19 -4 6.3 +0.6
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund 53.4 32 -17 4.9 -0.8
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund 53.3 8 7 6.9 +1.2
OEF iShares S&P 100 ETF 53.3 20 -5 4.6 -1.1
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 53.3 19 -4 6.8 +1.1
SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 52.4 10 5 5.2 -0.5
USSG Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 52.4 10 5 5.2 -0.5
RWL Invesco S&P 500 Revenue ETF 52.0 39 -24 7.0 +1.3
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 51.9 12 3 4.4 -1.2
VTV Vanguard Value Index Fund 51.8 4 11 7.3 +1.6
VLU SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF 51.6 12 3 7.2 +1.5
QARP Xtrackers Russell 1000 US Quality at a Reasonable Price ETF 51.4 19 -4 5.9 +0.2
URTH iShares MSCI World ETF 50.5 24 -9 5.5 -0.2
SCHV Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF 50.3 4 11 7.1 +1.4
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF 50.0 25 -10 5.0 -0.7
XOUT GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF 49.4 60 -45 4.0 -1.7
FLQL Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Equity ETF 48.7 15 0 6.0 +0.3
FDLO Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF 48.5 29 -14 5.0 -0.7
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF 48.3 19 -4 7.0 +1.4
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF 48.0 4 11 4.2 -1.5
VOOG Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF 48.0 10 5 4.1 -1.6
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF 47.9 18 -3 4.0 -1.7
GSEW Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 47.8 9 6 5.8 +0.1
RAFE PIMCO RAFI ESG U.S. ETF 47.6 29 -14 7.5 +1.9
IUSG iShares Core S&P US Growth ETF 47.3 4 11 4.2 -1.5
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 47.1 19 -4 5.6 -0.1
RSP Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF 47.0 20 -5 6.5 +0.8
SPUS SP Funds S&P 500 Sharia Industry Exclusions ETF 46.8 49 -34 3.8 -1.9
NACP Impact Shares NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF 46.4 75 -60 4.5 -1.2
AFLG First Trust Active Factor Large Cap ETF 46.3 55 -40 5.3 -0.3
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 46.3 32 -17 5.7 +0.0
RNLC Large Cap US Equity Select ETF 45.7 60 -45 6.1 +0.4
PLC Principal U.S. Large-Cap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 45.6 15 0 6.0 +0.3
XLG Invesco S&P 500 Top 50 ETF 45.4 20 -5 4.3 -1.4
EQWL Invesco Russell Top 200 Equal Weight ETF 45.2 25 -10 6.0 +0.3
QUAL iShares MSCI Usa Quality Factor ETF 45.1 15 0 5.3 -0.4
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 45.1 15 0 6.0 +0.4
VEGN US Vegan Climate ETF 45.0 60 -45 5.0 -0.7
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 44.7 20 -5 5.9 +0.2
FQAL Fidelity Quality Factor ETF 44.7 29 -14 5.4 -0.3
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 44.5 20 -5 5.9 +0.3

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

Forward
multiple:
SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF
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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 16.5 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 2.8 x
Less: Expense ratio 15 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.7 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.50 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.
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.