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  • ETF
  • GRID
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.2 (-0.01%)
    Time: 10/21/16
    Previous Close: $38.80
  • Category
  • Utilities Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $27.64
  • 52 Week Hi: $39.87
  • AUM: $15.5 M
  • Shares: 0.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 5,955
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 3,352

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Analyst Report

This unique produce from First Trust targets companies engaged in the 'smart grid' movement which seeks to upgrade America's electricity grid with 21st century technologies. This process looks to transform the electric system to one that is more efficient and all around 'smarter' than the current grid, potentially benefiting consumers and utilities alike. Companies in this fund include those that areengaged and involved in maintaining and operating the electric grid, electric meters and devices, networks, energy storage and management, and enabling software used by the smart grid infrastructure sector. Due to the often specialized nature of many of the companies in this field, most do not find their way into other, broad utility ETFs such as XLU or UTH making GRID an interesting pick for those looking to 'complete' their exposure to the utility sector. However, with budget crises around the country, the amount of money that can go to smart grid projects here in the U.S. may be limited so many should look for high levels of volatility in these products both due to their small cap nature as well as the political uncertainty surrounding the field.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GRID 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 Utilities 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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GRID Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity C XLU
Expenses C+ FUTY

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GRID 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.

GRID Holdings

Filings Data as of: Oct 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
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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 44.89%
International Stocks 54.36%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.75%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 47.86%
Technology 41.4%
Utilities 9.99%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Consumer Cyclical 0.0%
Basic Materials 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Financial Services 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 26.03%
Large 14.69%
Medium 9.23%
Small 30.57%
Micro 18.73%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 44.89%
Europe 31.81%
Japan 11.2%
Asia (Emerging) 3.13%
Australia 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Middle East 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 96.12%
Emerging 3.13%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 44.89%
Japan 11.2%
Italy 8.3%
Switzerland 8.22%
France 8.01%
Spain 7.92%
Germany 5.51%
China 3.13%
United Kingdom 2.07%
Other 0.75%

GRID 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

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Expense Ratio
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Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 6 other ETFs in the Utilities Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

GRID Performance

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

1 Week Return
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4 Week Return
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13 Week Return
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26 Week Return
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Year to Date Return
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1 Year Return
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3 Year Return
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5 Year Return
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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 GRID relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

GRID 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
Category Low
Category High

As of May 26 2016

GRID Dividend

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

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Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Category Low
Category High

As of May 26, 2016

GRID 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
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20 Day Volatility
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50 Day Volatility
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200 Day Volatility
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Standard Deviation
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  • 20 Day MA: $38.91
  • 60 Day MA: $38.18
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.34
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.46
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 59.26
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 53.59
  • RSI 10 Day: 47
  • RSI 20 Day: 51
  • RSI 30 Day: 53
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 58

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $38.26
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $39.16
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $37.87
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $39.94
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $37.42
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $39.90

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $38.11
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $39.17


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 49.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 52.60
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 51.35
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 55.75

Fact Sheet

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