Financials Select Sector SPDR
ALTAR
Score™
6.7% info Recommen-
dation
OVERWEIGHT
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
14.1x P/Sales
ratio
2.7x
P/BV
ratio
1.6x Div.
yield
2.0%


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Select Sector SPDRŽ holding S&P 500 stocks in the Financial sector. Component industries include diversified financial services, insurance, banks, capital markets, consumer finance, thrifts and mortgage finance, and mortgage REITs. The fund seeks investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the benchmark index. For product information and a prospectus visit www.sectorspdr.com.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor State Street Global Advisors
Website www.sectorspdrs.com
Inception date Dec 22, 1998
Assets (mns) $26,118
Currency USD
Expense ratio 13 bp
Distributions Quarterly

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 67
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $219,648
Large cap (>$10bn) 98.9%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 1.1%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC-CL B 12.9 %
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 12.4 %
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 8.0 %
WELLS FARGO & CO 5.4 %
CITIGROUP INC 5.1 %
AMERICAN EXPRESS CO 2.5 %
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 2.3 %
US BANCORP 2.3 %
BB&T CORP 2.2 %
CME GROUP INC 2.1 %
Total 55.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.4 %
BRITAIN 2.2 %
SWITZERLAND 2.0 %
BERMUDA 0.3 %







HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
31.9% 31.9% 11.0% 12.1% 4.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.12 75%
MSCI EAFE 1.01 50%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.69 41%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $30.86
30d moving avg. $30.74
Annualized volatility 15.6%
Short interest (ETF) 10.2%
Short interest (Underlying) 1.7%
Relative strength (RSI) 56

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 39,188
Turnover 4.6%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.03%
ADV underlying (mns) $10,637

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 potential alternatives to the Financials Select Sector SPDR ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with XLF. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: XLF Expense: 13 bp ALTAR Score™: 6.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH XLF
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs XLF
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs XLF
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs XLF
(%)
FNCL Fidelity MSCI Financials 79.5 8 5 7.1 +0.4
VFH Vanguard Financials 79.0 10 3 7.1 +0.4
RWW Invesco S&P Financials Revenue 78.8 45 -32 7.0 +0.2
IYG iShares DJ US Financial Services 69.0 42 -29 6.1 -0.7
IEFN iShares Evolved U.S. Financials 62.4 18 -5 7.1 +0.4
JHMF John Hancock Multifactor Financials 59.4 40 -27 6.3 -0.4
IYF iShares DJ US Financials 58.3 42 -29 5.8 -0.9
RYF Invesco S&P Equal Weight Financials 57.7 40 -27 7.0 +0.3
IXG iShares S&P Global Financial Sector 48.8 46 -33 8.1 +1.4
KBWB Invesco KBW Bank Portfolio 42.0 35 -22 7.5 +0.8
DFNL Davis Select Financial 39.1 64 -51 6.6 -0.2
SPVU Invesco S&P 500 Value 34.8 13 0 10.2 +3.5
FTXO First Trust Nasdaq Bank 33.6 60 -47 7.7 +1.0
FXO First Trust Financial Alphadex 29.3 63 -50 7.5 +0.8
DUSA Davis Select U.S. Equity 27.7 63 -50 5.1 -1.6
PWV Invesco Dynamic Large Cap Value 27.0 55 -42 8.1 +1.4
IWX iShares Russell Top 200 Value 26.3 20 -7 6.6 -0.1
SPVM Invesco S&P 500 Value with Momentum 24.3 39 -26 7.9 +1.2
XRLV Invesco S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility 23.3 25 -12 5.7 -1.0
MGV Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value 22.4 7 6 6.8 +0.1

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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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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Financials Select Sector SPDR
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OVERWEIGHT

Above average appreciation potential. A rating of OVERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 4th quintile (ranking higher than 60%-80%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at attractive valuations and/or having above-average fundamentals.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 10.3 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.5 x
Less: Expense ratio 13 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 6.7 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.62 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.55
 
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™
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