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  • ETF
  • PXSG
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.16 (-0.01%)
    Time: 07/21/17
    Previous Close: $30.21
  • Category
  • Small Cap Growth Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $23.26
  • 52 Week Hi: $30.25
  • AUM: $37.7 M
  • Shares: 1.3 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 4,809
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 5,266

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Analyst Report

PXSG offers exposure to small cap U.S. stocks exhibiting strong growth characteristics, such as low dividend yields and high pricing multiples. This ETF is one of several that provides access to this corner of the U.S. stock market, an asset class that may offer relatively high volatility and potential for capital appreciation. Given the nature of the exposure offered, PXSG could be potentially appealing to a wide variety of investors. This ETF could be used as a core holding within a long-term portfolio, or as part of a shorter-term tactical tilt towards high beta stocks or generally risky assets. There are several other ETFs that offer exposure to small cap growth stocks; PXSG sets itself apart from the rest of the Small Cap Growth ETFdb Category due to the methodology used by the underlying index. This ETF is part of the suite of RAFI ETFs offered by PowerShares; these products seek to replicate the performance of fundamentals-weighted benchmarks that use multiple fundamental factors (such as cash flow and sales) to determine holdings and the weighting assigned to each component stock. The portfolio of PXSG will likely feature considerable overlap with other ETFs designed to deliver access to small cap growth companies, but the returns and risk can be quite different across various weighting methodologies. The RAFI approach to indexing breaks the link between stock price (i.e., market cap) and the index weighting given to the stock, a feature that is held out as an inefficiency of market cap-weighted products (these benchmarks tend to overweight overvalued stocks and underweight undervalued stocks). The RAFI approach is slightly more expensive to implement; PXSG has a higher bottom line expense ratio than other options in the Small Cap Growth ETFdb Category (though it falls well within the range of these peers). If you're convinced that the RAFI approach offers better, more efficient access to U.S. equity markets, this ETF could be appealing as a way to bet on small cap growth companies. If the RAFI methodology is able to generate excess returns over the long run, this ETF could help to boost bottom line portfolio returns. But outperformance is by no means guaranteed; investors considering a position in this ETF may want to analyze the track record compared to other more widely-followed indexes. Those who prefer to minimize fees and simply own the market are probably better off with an ETF like IWO or VBK; those cap-weighted products are among the most cost efficient alternatives.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PXSG 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 Growth 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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PXSG Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity C IWO
Expenses B- VBK

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PXSG 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.

PXSG Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jul 19, 2017

Concentration Analysis

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

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 100.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 33.96%
Healthcare 23.18%
Consumer, Cyclical 15.95%
Industrials 15.38%
Financials 4.32%
Basic Materials 2.06%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 2.0%
Telecommunications 1.59%
Real Estate 0.8%
Energy 0.74%
ETF Cash Component 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Micro cap 54.11%
Small cap 44.08%
Mid cap 1.8%
ETF Cash Component 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
North America 99.33%
Europe 0.67%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
United States 98.45%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 1.55%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.45%
Canada 0.88%
United Kingdom 0.55%
Luxembourg 0.12%

PXSG Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

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PXSG Performance

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

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

PXSG Valuation

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

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PXSG Dividend

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

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PXSG Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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  • 20 Day MA: $29.82
  • 60 Day MA: $29.28
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.22
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.59
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 22.22
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 17.54
  • RSI 10 Day: 57
  • RSI 20 Day: 57
  • RSI 30 Day: 58
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 54

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $29.63
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $30.36
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $29.30
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $30.36
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $29.13
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $30.30

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $29.98
  • Support Level 2: $29.92
  • Resistance Level 1: $30.13
  • Resistance Level 2: $30.22


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 44.36
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 61.17
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 45.81
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 63.71

Fact Sheet

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