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  • ETF
  • EFA
    Pricing Data
    $68.32
    Change: $0.15 (-0.0%)
    Time: 09/20/17
    Previous Close: $68.47
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Equities
Last Updated:

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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $54.64
  • 52 Week Hi: $68.71
  • AUM: $80,628.5 M
  • Shares: 1,178.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 14,668,439
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 16,282,604

Alternative ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHF 0.06% $11,863.9 M 1,463,143 20.66%
Largest (AUM) VEA 0.07% $62,609.1 M 7,064,723 20.29%
Most Liquid (Volume) VEA 0.07% $62,609.1 M 7,064,723 20.29%
Top YTD Performer PIZ 0.81% $225.2 M 43,891 28.18%

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to the major developed markets outside of North America, including Western Europe, Japan, and Australia. As such, EFA is a cornerstone of many long-term portfolios, delivering access to an asset class that provides valuable geographic diversification to equity allocations. It should be noted that this fund is tilted heavily towards large cap stocks; the small cap focused SCZ can be an excellent complement to the mega caps in this fund to provide more balanced exposure. EFA offers unrivaled liquidity, but there are several alternatives that may be more appealing to certain investors. Rydex offers an equal-weighted EAFE ETF (EWEF), while PowerShares offers a RAFI-weighted option. But the biggest competition may be from Vanguard's VEA, which replicates the exact same index at a lower expense ratio and generally lower tracking error. That's a tough offer to beat, unless you have access to this ETF commission free or value liquidity (and related option liquidity) above all else; it's not surprising that EFA features much higher turnover, indicating a preference among more active traders.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for 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, highlights the best rated ETF in the Foreign Large Cap Equities category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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EFA Overall Realtime Rating: A

A+ Overall Rated ETF: REFA

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ n/a
Expenses A- n/a
Performance A- n/a
Volatility B n/a
Dividend B+ n/a
Concentration A n/a

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EFA 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.com Category.

EFA Holdings

Filings Data as of: Sep 19, 2017

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 3 of 76
1145
Category Low HEFV (2)
Category High IEFA (2751)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 15 of 76
11.79%
Category Low CIL (3.71%)
Category High JPIH (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 62 of 76
15.56%
Category Low CIL (5.32%)
Category High JPIH (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 62 of 76
33.44%
Category Low CIL (15.20%)
Category High JPIH (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 98.02%
ETF Cash Component 1.4%
Preferred stock 0.58%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 21.05%
Industrials 13.8%
Consumer, Cyclical 12.37%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 11.11%
Healthcare 10.04%
Basic Materials 7.78%
Technology 6.22%
Energy 4.76%
Telecommunications 4.08%
Real Estate 3.72%
Utilities 3.49%
ETF Cash Component 1.4%
Other 0.18%
Non-Equity 0.02%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 87.76%
Mid cap 10.06%
ETF Cash Component 1.4%
Small cap 0.75%
Unknown 0.04%
Micro cap 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 63.82%
Asia-Pacific 33.68%
North America 1.64%
Middle East 0.48%
Asia 0.24%
Africa 0.1%
Latin America 0.03%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 97.92%
United States 1.64%
Emerging Markets 0.38%
Not-designated 0.05%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 22.36%
United Kingdom 15.76%
France 10.25%
Germany 9.56%
Switzerland 8.77%
Australia 6.98%
Netherlands 4.52%
Spain 3.45%
Hong Kong 3.02%
Sweden 2.86%
Italy 2.15%
Denmark 1.83%
United States 1.64%
Singapore 1.18%
Belgium 1.18%
Finland 1.01%
Ireland 0.98%
Norway 0.71%
Israel 0.46%
Luxembourg 0.36%
Austria 0.26%
Portugal 0.15%
New Zealand 0.14%
China 0.14%
South Africa 0.1%
South Korea 0.04%
Malaysia 0.04%
Liechtenstein 0.03%
Mexico 0.03%
United Arab Emirates 0.02%
Macao 0.01%
India 0.01%

EFA Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.568%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.23%
Category Average
0.45%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 22 of 76
0.33%
Category Low SCHF (0.06%)
Category High FWDI (1.25%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 22 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

EFA Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 41 of 75
0.65%
Category Low HDEF (-0.53%)
Category High HJPX (3.62%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 36 of 75
2.74%
Category Low HEFV (0.08%)
Category High IDMO (5.52%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 39 of 72
5.12%
Category Low EIS (-6.85%)
Category High FWDI (11.64%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 30 of 71
12.28%
Category Low EIS (-2.53%)
Category High PIZ (18.69%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 25 of 69
20.25%
Category Low HEWC (1.47%)
Category High PIZ (28.18%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 23 of 64
20.64%
Category Low EIS (4.65%)
Category High IVAL (32.39%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 16 of 35
12.40%
Category Low FCAN (-29.33%)
Category High IPKW (44.15%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 11 of 26
44.07%
Category Low FCAN (-12.42%)
Category High DBEF (71.57%)

EFA Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low DBEF (‑$66.9 M)
Category High SCHF ($66.2 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low DBEF (‑$223.2 M)
Category High IEFA ($1,156.7 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 12 of 53
$117.2 M
Category High IEFA ($6,576.6 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 61
$7,441.1 M
Category High IEFA ($11,941.6 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 65
$9,489.5 M
Category High IEFA ($15,477.6 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 62
$10,069.7 M
Category High IEFA ($18,829.2 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 36
$22,349.2 M
Category Low PIZ (‑$282.3 M)
Category High VEA ($32,962.7 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 27
$31,455.3 M
Category Low EWC (‑$1,292.5 M)
Category High VEA ($44,620.8 M)

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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 EFA relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

EFA Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 52 of 74
18.15
Category Low IVAL (11.02)
Category High VIGI (26.8)

EFA Dividend

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

Dividend
$1.06
Dividend Date
2017-06-20
Annual Dividend Rate
$1.66
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 34 of 71
2.42%
Category Low KLDW (0.55%)
Category High FLQH (16.42%)

EFA Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 29 of 75
18.11%
Category Low NUDM (0.68%)
Category High EIS (75.75%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 54 of 74
6.75%
Category Low TLTD (5.47%)
Category High EFAX (20.85%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 50 of 72
7.46%
Category Low EFAV (6.21%)
Category High EIS (18.74%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 56 of 70
8.03%
Category Low EFAV (6.47%)
Category High EFAS (21.03%)
Beta
Rank: 26 of 72
0.93
Category Low ONTL (-1.19)
Category High FLIO (1.72)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 5 of 59
4.14%
Category Low PID (0.65%)
Category High EFG (4.99%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $67.34
  • 60 Day MA: $66.60
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.72
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.43
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 28.26
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 16.08
  • RSI 10 Day: 67
  • RSI 20 Day: 64
  • RSI 30 Day: 62
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 59

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $67.42
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $68.60
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $65.89
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $68.79
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $65.48
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $68.54

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $67.98
  • Support Level 2: $67.63
  • Resistance Level 1: $68.69
  • Resistance Level 2: $69.05

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 59.76
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 71.78
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 59.02
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 73.00

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