QUAL iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF

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Description

Based on the MSCIA USA Index, this index includes large and mid cap stocks in the US equity market. the index aims to capture the performance of quality growth stocks by identifying stocks with high quality scores based on three main fundamental variables: high return on equity (ROE), stable year over ear earnings growth and low financial leverage.

Realtime Rating

QUAL - Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

QUAL is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate MSCI USA Quality Index. Based on the MSCIA USA Index, this index includes large and mid cap stocks in the US equity market. the index aims to capture the performance of quality growth stocks by identifying stocks with high quality scores based on three main fundamental variables: high return on equity (ROE), stable year over ear earnings growth and low financial leverage.

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for QUAL 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 All Cap 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.

QUAL Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity n/a n/a
Expenses A- n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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QUAL In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for QUAL and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

Holdings

QUAL - Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 05, 2015
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Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 122
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 38.25%
Category Low
Category High

QUAL Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 98.94%
International Stocks 0.97%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 0.09%

QUAL Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 27.25%
Consumer Cyclical 20.05%
Health Care 15.96%
Industrials 14.62%
Consumer Defensive 7.64%
Financial Services 6.91%
Energy 4.84%
Basic Materials 2.65%
Real Estate 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

QUAL Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 61.66%
Large 23.71%
Medium 12.05%
Small 0.0%
Micro 0.0%

QUAL Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 98.94%
Europe 0.67%
Asia (Developed) 0.31%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

QUAL Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.91%
Emerging 0.0%

QUAL Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.94%
United Kingdom 0.67%
Singapore 0.31%
Other 0.08%
Expense

QUAL - Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of QUAL to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 0.15%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading in QUAL

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 13 other ETFs in the All Cap Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

Performance

QUAL - Performance

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

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1 Week Return
QUAL Rank:
QUAL -1.46%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
QUAL Rank:
QUAL -2.32%
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Category High
13 Week Return
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 3.68%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 12.07%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 2.26%
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Category High
1 Year Return
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 14.54%
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Category High
3 Year Return
QUAL Rank:
No Ranking Available
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5 Year Return
QUAL Rank:
No Ranking Available
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Charts

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

Valuation

QUAL - Valuation

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

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P/E Ratio
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 19.29
Category Low
Category High

As of Apr 17, 2015

Dividend

QUAL - Dividend

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

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Annual Dividend Yield
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 1.34%
Category Low
Category High

As of Apr 17, 2015

Technicals

QUAL - Technicals

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QUAL Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of QUAL compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 50.60%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 10.60%
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Category High
50 Day Volatility
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 11.46%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 13.33%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 1.02
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
QUAL Rank:
QUAL 2.73%
Category Low
Category High

QUAL Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $63.98
  • 60 Day MA: $63.53
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.44
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.62
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 70.06
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 74.84
  • RSI 10 Day: 42
  • RSI 20 Day: 48
  • RSI 30 Day: 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 47

QUAL Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $63.40
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $64.65
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $63.03
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $64.99
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $62.80
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $64.92

QUAL Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $63.17
  • Support Level 2: $62.91
  • Resistance Level 1: $63.78
  • Resistance Level 2: $64.13

QUAL Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 40.47
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 43.59
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 45.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 55.73
Fact Sheet

QUAL - Fact Sheet

Fact sheets are issued by the ETF provider and framed by ETFdb.com. Information contained within the fact sheet is not guaranteed to be timely or accurate.

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