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  • ETF
  • IST
    Pricing Data
    $22.68
    Change: $0.01 (-0.0%)
    Time: 12/09/16
    Previous Close: $22.69
  • Category
  • Communications Equities
Last Updated:

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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $21.78
  • 52 Week Hi: $25.66
  • AUM: $30.6 M
  • Shares: 1.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 13,514
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 8,072

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Largest (AUM)
Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to the international telecom sector, focusing on stocks listed outside of the U.S. As such, IST can be an effective tool for investors implementing an ex-U.S. sector rotation strategy, and can also be potentially useful for those with a bullish view on the telecom industry but reluctance to invest in U.S. stocks. IST can also be useful in long/short pairs trades--for example going long IST and short XTL. Like many telecom ETFs, this fund is subject to significant concentration; though there are about 60 individual holdings, a small handful of names make up a big chunk of exposure. Investors seeking more global exposure to telecom stocks may prefer IXP, while AXTE offers another option for ex-U.S. strategies.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IST 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 Communications 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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IST Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ IYZ
Expenses B- VOX
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

Knowledge Centers

IST 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.

IST 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:
92
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
Rank:
56.80%
Category Low
Category High

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 99.13%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.37%
Other 0.5%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Communication Services 98.05%
Technology 0.62%
Consumer Cyclical 0.24%
Industrials 0.23%
Financial Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Basic Materials 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 64.36%
Large 22.51%
Medium 10.48%
Small 1.31%
Micro 0.22%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 43.68%
Japan 22.36%
Asia (Developed) 9.38%
Canada 6.88%
Australia 5.87%
Middle East 1.15%
Asia (Emerging) 0.06%
Latin America 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
U.S. 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.07%
Emerging 0.06%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 22.36%
South Korea 2.96%
United Kingdom 15.33%
Germany 8.62%
Canada 6.88%
France 6.12%
Spain 5.68%
Singapore 4.6%
Australia 4.56%
Sweden 3.67%
Other 19.22%

IST 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
0.42%
Expense Ratio
Rank:
0.40%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 1 other ETFs in the Communications Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

IST Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank:
3.04%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
Rank:
1.80%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
Rank:
-8.16%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
Rank:
-6.79%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
Rank:
-6.99%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
Rank:
-5.59%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
Rank:
-4.23%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
Rank:
32.05%
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 IST relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

IST 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:
14.82
Category Low
Category High

IST Dividend

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

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Dividend
$0.20
Dividend Date
2016-09-16
Annual Dividend Rate
$1.00
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank:
4.42%
Category Low
Category High

IST 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:
112.53%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
Rank:
13.15%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
Rank:
14.65%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
Rank:
13.87%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
Rank:
0.89
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
Rank:
0.91%
Category Low
Category High

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $22.17
  • 60 Day MA: $23.40
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.49
  • MACD 100 Period: -1.34
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 10.11
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 9.89
  • RSI 10 Day: 60
  • RSI 20 Day: 48
  • RSI 30 Day: 45
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 67

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $21.72
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $22.75
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $21.73
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $22.59
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $21.23
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $23.98

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $22.62
  • Support Level 2: $22.56
  • Resistance Level 1: $22.71
  • Resistance Level 2: $22.74

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 79.98
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 83.70
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 70.28
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 72.86

Fact Sheet

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