iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF
ALTAR
Score™
5.5% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
22.4x P/Sales
ratio
2.8x
P/BV
ratio
3.5x Div.
yield
2.1%


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iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Oct 18, 2011
Assets (mns) $34,316
Currency USD
Expense ratio 15 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian State Street Bank & Trust
Weighting Multi-Factor
Index replication n/a
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 195
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $121,343
Large cap (>$10bn) 96.6%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 3.4%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
MICROSOFT CORP 1.6 %
T-MOBILE US, INC. 1.6 %
NEXTERA ENERGY GROUP 1.5 %
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 1.5 %
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC 1.5 %
MCDONALD'S CORP 1.5 %
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS 1.5 %
PEPSICO INC 1.5 %
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 1.5 %
MERCK & CO. INC. 1.4 %
Total 14.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 92.0 %
IRELAND 2.4 %
BERMUDA 1.5 %
BRITAIN 1.3 %
SWITZERLAND 1.2 %
CANADA 1.2 %





HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru June 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-6.6% 0.3% 10.8% -- 12.6%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.75 87%
MSCI EAFE 0.73 73%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.49 52%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $61.41
30d moving avg. $61.16
Annualized volatility 13.6%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Short interest (Underlying) 2.4%
Relative strength (RSI) 57

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 5,461
Turnover 1.0%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.02%
ADV underlying (mns) $135,295

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: USMV Expense: 15 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.5%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH USMV
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs USMV
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs USMV
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs USMV
(%)
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 56.2 15 0 5.8 +0.3
FDLO Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF 50.2 29 -14 5.1 -0.4
ACWV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF 49.7 20 -5 5.7 +0.2
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 46.8 30 -15 6.5 +1.0
LGLV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF 43.5 12 3 5.7 +0.2
FLLV Franklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF 42.3 29 -14 5.8 +0.3
LSLT Salt Low truBeta US Market ETF 42.1 29 -14 6.1 +0.6
JMIN JPMorgan U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF 41.8 12 3 5.9 +0.4
LVUS Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF 41.5 19 -4 6.0 +0.5
SPLV Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF 41.1 25 -10 5.7 +0.2
JQUA JPMorgan U.S. Quality Factor ETF 40.7 12 3 5.2 -0.3
DEF Invesco Defensive Equity ETF 40.3 55 -40 5.1 -0.4
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 40.1 49 -34 5.0 -0.5
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 39.6 27 -12 5.3 -0.2
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 39.6 9 6 5.3 -0.2
SPLG SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF 39.5 3 12 5.4 -0.1
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 39.5 4 11 5.4 -0.1
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 39.5 20 -5 5.3 -0.2
VOO VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF 39.4 3 12 5.4 -0.1
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 39.3 65 -50 4.8 -0.7
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF 39.3 4 11 7.4 +1.9
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 39.3 18 -3 7.3 +1.8
VOOV Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF 39.2 15 0 7.3 +1.9
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 39.2 9 6 5.5 +0.0
VV Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund 38.9 4 11 5.2 -0.3
BKLC BNY Mellon US Large Cap Core Equity ETF 38.8 0 15 5.2 -0.3
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 38.7 4 11 5.2 -0.3
SPMV Invesco S&P 500 Minimum Variance ETF 38.7 10 5 5.8 +0.3
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF 38.7 29 -14 6.2 +0.7
GSUS Goldman Sachs MarketBeta U.S. Equity ETF 38.7 7 8 5.2 -0.3
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 38.5 15 0 5.0 -0.5
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund 38.5 7 8 5.2 -0.3
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 38.5 27 -12 4.9 -0.6
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 38.4 28 -13 6.4 +0.9
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 38.4 2 13 5.3 -0.2
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 38.3 30 -15 6.1 +0.6
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 38.1 3 12 5.3 -0.2
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 38.0 12 3 4.9 -0.6
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF 38.0 4 11 7.5 +2.0
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF 37.9 19 -4 7.3 +1.8
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 37.7 19 -4 5.8 +0.3
QLV FlexShares US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund 37.7 22 -7 4.8 -0.7
SPTM SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF 37.6 3 12 5.5 -0.0
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 37.3 0 15 5.2 -0.3
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 37.2 8 7 5.2 -0.3
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 37.2 29 -14 5.5 +0.0
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 37.2 5 10 5.2 -0.3
FLQL Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Equity ETF 37.1 15 0 6.3 +0.8
USLB Invesco Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 37.0 35 -20 5.4 -0.1
DTD WisdomTree U.S.Total Dividend Fund 37.0 28 -13 6.6 +1.2
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 36.9 27 -12 5.6 +0.1
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 36.9 15 0 5.2 -0.3
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 36.9 20 -5 5.1 -0.4
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 36.6 15 0 5.1 -0.4
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 36.5 8 7 6.6 +1.1
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 36.4 20 -5 4.9 -0.6
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 36.0 9 6 5.0 -0.5
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 35.9 8 7 6.4 +1.0
JPUS JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF 35.8 18 -3 6.2 +0.7
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 35.8 3 12 5.2 -0.3
PFM Invesco Dividend Achievers ETF 35.7 54 -39 5.5 -0.0
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 35.6 3 12 5.1 -0.4
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 35.6 10 5 5.1 -0.4
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 35.5 3 12 5.1 -0.4
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 35.4 20 -5 5.0 -0.5
PSET Principal Price Setters Index ETF 35.4 29 -14 4.6 -0.9
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values Custom ETF 35.3 29 -14 5.2 -0.3
RBUS Nationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF 35.1 30 -15 5.0 -0.5
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund 35.1 70 -55 5.1 -0.4
IWX iShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF 34.9 20 -5 7.1 +1.7
EQWL Invesco Russell Top 200 Equal Weight ETF 34.9 25 -10 6.1 +0.6
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 34.9 19 -4 7.2 +1.7
JMOM JPMorgan U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 34.8 12 3 3.8 -1.7
VTV Vanguard Value Index Fund 34.8 4 11 7.4 +1.9
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 34.5 27 -12 5.0 -0.5
USSG Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 34.4 10 5 5.2 -0.3
SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 34.4 10 5 5.3 -0.2
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 34.3 11 4 5.1 -0.4
FNDX Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Co. Index ETF 34.3 25 -10 6.5 +1.0
AFLG First Trust Active Factor Large Cap ETF 34.1 55 -40 5.5 +0.0
FQAL Fidelity Quality Factor ETF 33.6 29 -14 5.4 -0.1
PRF Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF 33.4 39 -24 6.8 +1.3
USDY Pacific Global US Equity Income ETF 33.3 29 -14 7.2 +1.7
SCHV Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF 33.2 4 11 7.2 +1.7
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 33.0 12 3 5.1 -0.4
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend & Buyback ETF 33.0 25 -10 6.6 +1.1
VFMV Vanguard U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF 32.9 13 2 3.9 -1.6
FNDB Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF 32.8 25 -10 6.5 +1.0
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF 32.8 48 -33 5.7 +0.2
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund 32.8 8 7 7.3 +1.8
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund 32.6 37 -22 5.9 +0.4
OEF iShares S&P 100 ETF 32.4 20 -5 4.7 -0.8
XRLV Invesco S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility ETF 32.4 25 -10 5.9 +0.5
MGV Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF 32.3 7 8 7.3 +1.8
IUS Invesco Strategic US ETF 32.2 19 -4 6.7 +1.2
PQLC PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF 32.2 17 -2 6.5 +1.0
HUSV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF 32.2 70 -55 4.8 -0.7
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF 32.1 35 -20 5.9 +0.4
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index ETF 32.1 6 9 7.4 +1.9
GSEW Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 32.0 9 6 5.9 +0.4

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 18.4 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 3.3 x
Less: Expense ratio 15 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.5 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.56 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.