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  • ETF
  • HYS
    Pricing Data
    $98.00
    Change: $0.23 (0.0%)
    Time: 07/22/16
    Previous Close: $97.77
  • Category
  • High Yield Bonds
Last Updated:

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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $85.24
  • 52 Week Hi: $98.49
  • AUM: $1,993.1 M
  • Shares: 20.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 591,718
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 378,802

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Analyst Report

This ETF is one of several products that offers exposure to junk bonds, an asset class that has historically exhibited equity like returns with relatively low volatility. Because most broad-based bond ETFs focus only on the investment grade side of the market, funds such as HYS can be useful for rounding out the fixed income side of a long-term portfolio. This ETF could also be appealing to those looking to establish a shorter-term tactical tilt towards high yield debt. Unlike other products in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb Category such as JNK or HYG, this ETF focuses on short-term debt. That focus may be appealing for investors concerned about rising interest rates; the lower the effective duration, the lower the impact of rate changes on the value of the related fixed income securities. The elimination of some interest rate risk may translate into a reduction of yields as well; HYS may exhibit return metrics that are lower than other more broadly-based funds. For investors looking to beef up current returns but concerned about the impact of rising rates, this ETF might be a useeful tool for fine tuning fixed income exposure. This ETF is among the more expensive choices for high yield debt exposure, though the deltas in expense ratios are relatively small throughout this ETFdb Category. Investors seeking to fine tune exposure and capture a yield experience more similar to an individual bond may like the BulletShares products from Guggenheim, while those who would prefer to achieve junk bond exposure through an experienced manager might like HYLD.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for HYS 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 High Yield Bonds 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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HYS Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- JNK
Expenses C+ SHYG
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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HYS 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.

HYS Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jul 05, 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:
391
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
Rank:
32.12%
Category Low
Category High

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.12%
U.S. Bonds 67.57%
International Bonds 24.91%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 7.39%
Other 0.0%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Treasury 0.0%
TIPS 0.0%
U.S. Agency 0.0%
MBS 0.0%
U.S. Corporate 0.0%
Asset-Backed 0.0%
Convertible 0.0%
Muni 0.0%
Foreign Government 0.0%
Foreign Corporate 0.0%
Other 100.0%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate Bond 103.89%
Cash And Equivalents 29.05%
Government Related 3.97%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.48%
Convertible 0.43%
Government 0.14%
Agency Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Asset Backed 0.0%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Municipal Taxable 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 1.59%
1% to 2% 0.0%
2% to 3% 0.98%
3% to 4% 4.29%
4% to 5% -2.24%
5% to 6% 19.33%
6% to 7% 25.48%
7% to 8% 20.33%
8% to 9% 16.3%
9% to 10% 4.19%
Greater Than 10% 2.24%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 0.11%
AA 0.0%
A 0.09%
BBB 0.47%
BB 37.78%
B 40.02%
Below B 18.53%
Not Rated 3.0%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 3.97%
1-3 Years 50.21%
3-5 Years 36.36%
5-7 Years 0.96%
7-10 Years 0.2%
10-15 Years 0.0%
15-20 Years 0.0%
20-30 Years 0.0%
30+ Years 0.05%

HYS 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
0.578%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.26%
Category Average
0.52%
Expense Ratio
Rank:
0.55%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 17 other ETFs in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

HYS Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank:
0.37%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
Rank:
2.06%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
Rank:
3.48%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
Rank:
10.52%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
Rank:
8.43%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
Rank:
2.65%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
Rank:
6.94%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
Rank:
24.02%
Category Low
Category High

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

HYS 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:
No Ranking Available
Category Low
Category High

As of Jun 23 2016

HYS Dividend

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

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Dividend
$0.40
Dividend Date
2016-06-01
Annual Dividend Rate
$3.74
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank:
3.81%
Category Low
Category High

As of Jun 23, 2016

HYS 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:
33.89%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
Rank:
9.71%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
Rank:
7.02%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
Rank:
6.46%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
Rank:
0.53
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
Rank:
2.78%
Category Low
Category High

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $97.12
  • 60 Day MA: $96.02
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.48
  • MACD 100 Period: 3.30
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 46.23
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 12.28
  • RSI 10 Day: 62
  • RSI 20 Day: 61
  • RSI 30 Day: 61
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 55

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $97.60
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $98.07
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $95.19
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $98.94
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $94.94
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $98.58

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $97.77
  • Support Level 2: $97.54
  • Resistance Level 1: $98.17
  • Resistance Level 2: $98.34

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 57.94
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 64.49
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 53.68
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 59.06

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