Vanguard Information Technology Index Fund
ALTAR
Score™
5.2% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
23.2x P/Sales
ratio
4.3x
P/BV
ratio
5.8x Div.
yield
1.2%


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Vanguard Information Technology Index ETF seeks to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology Index. The Fund invests all of its assets in the stocks that ma

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Vanguard Group Inc/The
Website www.vanguard.com
Inception date Jan 30, 2004
Assets (mns) $27,171
Currency USD
Expense ratio 10 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Full
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 325
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $594,501
Large cap (>$10bn) 91.2%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 7.5%
Small cap (<$2bn) 1.3%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
APPLE INC 18.7 %
MICROSOFT CORP 17.2 %
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 4.4 %
MASTERCARD INC-CLASS A 4.1 %
INTEL CORP 3.8 %
CISCO SYSTEMS INC 2.6 %
ADOBE SYSTEMS INC 2.4 %
NVIDIA CORP 2.3 %
SALESFORCE.COM INC 2.1 %
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A 1.8 %
Total 59.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 99.0 %
IRELAND 2.0 %
SWITZERLAND 0.4 %
BERMUDA 0.2 %
SINGAPORE 0.1 %
ISRAEL 0.1 %
BRITAIN 0.0 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.0 %
PUERTO RICO 0.0 %


HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru January 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
3.8% 42.9% 21.8% 18.9% 11.8%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.15 76%
MSCI EAFE 0.99 47%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.65 35%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $253.85
30d moving avg. $262.09
Annualized volatility 16.0%
Short interest (ETF) 0.7%
Short interest (Underlying) 2.5%
Relative strength (RSI) 60

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 715
Turnover 0.7%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.02%
ADV underlying (mns) $52,775

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 potential alternatives to the Vanguard Information Technology Index Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with VGT. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: VGT Expense: 10 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.2%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH VGT
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs VGT
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs VGT
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs VGT
(%)
FTEC Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF 99.4 8 2 5.2 0.0
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund 89.4 13 -3 5.3 +0.1
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF 80.3 46 -36 5.0 -0.2
IYW iShares U.S. Technology ETF 76.6 42 -32 5.0 -0.3
IGM iShares North American Tech ETF 70.4 46 -36 4.4 -0.9
IETC iShares Evolved U.S. Technology ETF 68.2 18 -8 4.5 -0.7
JHMT John Hancock Multifactor Technology ETF 55.6 40 -30 6.0 +0.8
QYLD Global X NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF 48.6 60 -50 4.6 -0.6
TECB iShares US Tech Breakthrough Multisector ETF 46.9 40 -30 4.5 -0.7
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 46.3 20 -10 4.8 -0.4
NUSI Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF 45.0 68 -58 4.5 -0.8
RYT Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF 43.8 40 -30 6.5 +1.3
TDIV First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund 41.6 50 -40 6.8 +1.6
MGK Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF 41.5 7 3 4.6 -0.6
IWY iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF 40.8 20 -10 4.9 -0.3
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund 39.9 8 2 4.9 -0.3
OQAL Invesco Russell 1000 Quality Factor ETF 39.9 19 -9 6.0 +0.8
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF 39.3 19 -9 4.8 -0.4
VUG Vanguard Growth Index Fund 39.3 4 6 4.5 -0.7
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF 37.9 4 6 5.0 -0.2

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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Vanguard Information Technology Index Fund
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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 29.9 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 5.6 x
Less: Expense ratio 10 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.2 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.42 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.56
 
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.