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  • ETF
  • DES
    Pricing Data
    $80.92
    Change: $1.22 (0.02%)
    Time: 12/05/16
    Previous Close: $79.70
  • Category
  • Small Cap Value Equities
Last Updated:

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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $53.66
  • 52 Week Hi: $81.08
  • AUM: $1,812.0 M
  • Shares: 22.8 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 141,752
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 98,554

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Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest
Largest (AUM)
Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to small cap U.S. stocks, an asset class that is included in most long-term portfolios and can be useful for tactical traders looking to implement a tilt towards riskier securities. DES is one of dozens of options for small cap exposure through ETFs, and is unique because of the weighting methodology employed. The related benchmark is dividend-weighted, determining components companies and individual allocations based on cash dividends paid. That methodology has the effect of enhancing current returns from the equity side of a portfolio, and may also be appealing for those looking to utilize alternatives to market cap-weighting (which has a tendency to overweight overvalued stocks, and underweight undervalued companies). DES is slightly more expensive than some of the cap-weighted alternatives, but investors who believe the dividend-weighting approach has the potential to add value over the long run will find the expense differentials to be minimal. This fund may be worth considering as an alternative to products such as IWM and IJR.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DES on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Small Cap Value Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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DES Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- IWN
Expenses B- VBR
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

Knowledge Centers

DES In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

DES Holdings

Filings Data as of: Dec 04, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank:
686
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
Rank:
10.32%
Category Low
Category High

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.82%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 0.18%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 18.62%
Consumer Cyclical 16.0%
Real Estate 13.63%
Financial Services 11.72%
Utilities 9.77%
Basic Materials 8.64%
Technology 6.97%
Energy 5.07%
Consumer Defensive 4.74%
Communication Services 3.16%
Health Care 1.5%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 0.0%
Medium 6.53%
Small 63.0%
Micro 30.29%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 99.82%
Middle East 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.82%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 99.82%
Other 0.18%

DES Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.573%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.25%
Category Average
0.32%
Expense Ratio
Rank:
0.38%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 10 other ETFs in the Small Cap Value Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

DES Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

1 Week Return
Rank:
0.71%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
Rank:
12.33%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
Rank:
7.90%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
Rank:
15.26%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
Rank:
28.14%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
Rank:
24.29%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
Rank:
34.29%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
Rank:
115.52%
Category Low
Category High

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Charts

The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of DES relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

DES Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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P/E Ratio
Rank:
20.4
Category Low
Category High

DES Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Dividend
$0.16
Dividend Date
2016-11-21
Annual Dividend Rate
$2.34
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank:
2.93%
Category Low
Category High

DES Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank:
141.88%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
Rank:
14.36%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
Rank:
14.71%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
Rank:
14.08%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
Rank:
1.06
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
Rank:
6.02%
Category Low
Category High

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $78.17
  • 60 Day MA: $74.80
  • MACD 15 Period: 1.36
  • MACD 100 Period: 6.42
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 6.75
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 1.68
  • RSI 10 Day: 76
  • RSI 20 Day: 71
  • RSI 30 Day: 67
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 51

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $79.20
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $81.20
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $72.47
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $83.66
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $68.36
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $83.57

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $80.40
  • Support Level 2: $79.88
  • Resistance Level 1: $81.22
  • Resistance Level 2: $81.52

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 53.68
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 54.16
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 47.23
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 53.82

Fact Sheet

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