QDF - FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund

Description: The index is designed to provide exposure to a high-quality income-oriented portfolio of long-only U.S. equity securities, with an emphasis on long-term capital growth and a targeted overall beta that is similar to that of the Northern Trust 1250 Index. Companies included in the index are selected based on expected dividend payment and fundamental factors such as profitability, solid management, and reliable cash flow.

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QDF - Profile


Summary Data for QDF

52 Week Lo: $30.47 52 Week Hi: $35.68
AUM: $510.0 M Shares: 15.4 M
Avg. Volume (1 month) 116,822 Avg. Volume (3 month) 75,874
Filings Data as of:

QDF - Holdings

Top Ten Holdings

  1. Apple Inc AAPL: 5.38%
  2. Wells Fargo & Co WFC: 3.84%
  3. Merck & Co Inc MRK: 3.30%
  4. Pfizer Inc PFE: 3.08%
  5. Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM: 2.37%
  6. Altria Group Inc MO: 2.25%
  7. Home Depot Inc HD: 2.16%
  8. ConocoPhillips COP: 2.16%
  9. JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM: 1.70%
  10. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B UPS: 1.67%
%Assets in Top 10: 27.92%
Total Holdings: 221.0

QDF Asset Allocation


Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.29%
International Stocks 0.58%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.09%
Other 0.04%

QDF Sector Breakdown


Sector Percentage
Technology 14.2%
Financial Services 13.15%
Energy 12.25%
Consumer Cyclical 10.77%
Health Care 10.43%
Industrials 10.4%
Consumer Defensive 9.27%
Real Estate 6.16%
Utilities 6.03%
Basic Materials 4.6%
Communication Services 2.6%

QDF Market Cap Breakdown


Market Cap Percentage
Giant 43.04%
Large 21.68%
Medium 24.5%
Small 10.64%
Micro 0.0%

QDF Region Breakdown


Region Percentage
U.S. 99.29%
Latin America 0.44%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%
Region Percentage
Developed 99.43%
Emerging 0.44%

QDF Country Breakdown


Country Percentage
United States 99.29%
Colombia 0.44%
Norway 0.14%
Other 0.13%
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QDF - Fact Sheet

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

QDF - Fundamentals

QDF Performance

1 Week Return: -1.03%
2 Week Return: -3.35%
4 Week Return: -5.69%
13 Week Return: -4.01%
26 Week Return: 0.49%
YTD Return: 2.67%
1 Year Return: 8.92%
3 Year Return: n/a
5 Year Return: n/a

QDF Expenses & Fees

  • Expense Ratio: 0.38%
  • Category: All Cap Equities
  • Category Range: 0.04% to 0.99%
  • Category Average: 0.47%

QDF Valuation

P/E Ratio: n/a
Beta: 0.88
20 Day Moving Average: $34.31
60 Day Moving Average: $34.74

QDF Dividend

Annual Dividend Rate: $1.02
Dividend Date: 2014-09-19
Dividend: $0.26
Annual Dividend Yield %: 3.07%

QDF Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 36.30%
20 Day Volatility: 14.36%
50 Day Volatility: 10.97%
200 Day Volatility: 9.40%
Standard Deviation: 1.37%

QDF - Technicals

QDF Technicals

20 Day MA: $34.31
60 Day MA: $34.74
MACD 15 Period: -0.58
MACD 100 Period: -1.25
Williams % Range 10 Day: 54.81
Williams % Range 20 Day: 64.24
RSI 10 Day: 37
RSI 20 Day: 38
RSI 30 Day: 41
Ultimate Oscillator: 44

QDF Bollinger Bands

Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $32.62
Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $34.96
Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $32.92
Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $35.70
Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $33.16
Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $36.14

QDF Support & Resistance

Support Level 1: $33.29
Support Level 2: $33.09
Resistance Level 1: $33.70
Resistance Level 2: $33.91

QDF Stochastic

Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 49.06
Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 43.10
Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 44.70
Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 31.33

QDF Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 36.30%
20 Day Volatility: 14.36%
50 Day Volatility: 10.97%
200 Day Volatility: 9.40%
Standard Deviation: 1.37%

QDF - ETFdb Realtime Rating & Analyst Report

QDF is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate Northern Trust Quality Dividend Index. The index is designed to provide exposure to a high-quality income-oriented portfolio of long-only U.S. equity securities, with an emphasis on long-term capital growth and a targeted overall beta that is similar to that of the Northern Trust 1250 Index. Companies included in the index are selected based on expected dividend payment and fundamental factors such as profitability, solid management, and reliable cash flow.

ETFdb Category Expense Ratio Inception Date Issuer Structure YTD Return *
All Cap Equities 0.38 2012-12-19 FlexShares ETF +2.67%

QDF Realtime Rating: By Metric

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A-
Expenses B+
Performance ETFdb Pro Members Only
Volatility ETFdb Pro Members Only
Dividend ETFdb Pro Members Only
Concentration ETFdb Pro Members Only

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QDF Realtime Rating: Overall

ETFdb Rating Type Overall Rating A+ Overall Rated ETF
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ETFdb Analyst Report for QDF

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