DES
WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund

Price: $32.15
Change: $0.04 (0.0%)
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Vitals

Issuer WisdomTree
Brand WisdomTree
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.38%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Jun 16, 2006

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to small cap U.S. stocks, an asset class that is included in most long-term portfolios and can be useful for tactical traders looking to implement a tilt towards riskier securities. DES is one of dozens of options for small cap exposure through ETFs, and is unique because of the weighting methodology employed. The related benchmark is dividend-weighted, determining components companies and individual allocations based on cash dividends paid. That methodology has the effect of enhancing current returns from the equity side of a portfolio, and may also be appealing for those looking to utilize alternatives to market cap-weighting (which has a tendency to overweight overvalued stocks, and underweight undervalued companies). DES is slightly more expensive than some of the cap-weighted alternatives, but investors who believe the dividend-weighting approach has the potential to add value over the long run will find the expense differentials to be minimal. This fund may be worth considering as an alternative to products such as IWM and IJR.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Micro-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: U.S. - Small Cap
  • Category Size and Style
  • Focus Small Cap
  • Niche Broad-based
  • Strategy Dividends
  • Weighting Scheme Dividends

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $20.75
  • 52 Week Hi $33.23
  • AUM $1,861.2 M
  • Shares 58.0 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 112,726
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 145,589

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Small Cap Blend Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHA 0.04% $17.1 B 383,752 18.49%
Largest (AUM) IJR 0.06% $71.4 B 3 M 24.48%
Most Liquid (Volume) IJR 0.06% $71.4 B 3 M 24.48%
Top YTD Performer CALF 0.59% $512.4 M 117,183 41.16%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: U.S. - Small Cap Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHA 0.04% $17.1 B 383,752 18.49%
Largest (AUM) IJR 0.06% $71.4 B 3 M 24.48%
Most Liquid (Volume) IWM 0.19% $70.0 B 26 M 17.01%
Top YTD Performer RWJ 0.39% $691.6 M 40,824 51.10%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

DES ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 571 451 583
% of Assets in Top 10 11.99% 21.75% 17.77%
% of Assets in Top 15 15.89% 26.58% 21.14%
% of Assets in Top 50 35.07% 47.37% 39.31%

Size Comparison

DES ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 0.00% 3.43% 1.29%
Mid (>2.7B) 28.06% 42.44% 41.12%
Small (>600M) 62.14% 41.22% 42.63%
Micro (<600M) 9.80% 8.06% 5.71%

DES Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

DES
P/E Ratio
16.74
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
16.96
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
18.15

DES Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

DES ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.09 $ 0.21 $ 0.19
Dividend Date 2021-09-24 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 0.70 $ 0.75 $ 0.67
Annual Dividend Yield 2.19% 1.38% 1.22%

DES Price and Volume Chart

DES Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 0 3 Month Net Flows: -14.12 M 6 Month Net Flows: -21.81 M 1 Year Net Flows: -81.85 M 3 Year Net Flows: -322.47 M 5 Year Net Flows: -62.16 M 10 Year Net Flows: 972.78 M

DES Price vs Flows AUM Influence

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Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DES 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 ETF Database Pro members, shows the ETF in the Small Cap Blend 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 ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

DES Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

DES
Expense Ratio
0.38%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.54%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.37%

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores
4.55/10
ESG Score
17.41%
Global Percentile
5.32%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      6.54%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      164.04
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      6.54%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      5.27%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score

DES Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

DES ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return 3.77% 2.12% 2.78%
3 Month Return 5.15% 3.16% 5.34%
YTD Return 22.46% 20.78% 20.08%
1 Year Return 46.49% 44.65% 40.79%
3 Year Return 25.71% 30.72% 34.47%
5 Year Return 50.77% 41.10% 39.29%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of DES's underlying holdings.

Region Percentage
North, Central and South America 99.91%
Other 0.11%
Country Percentage
United States 99.33%
Puerto Rico 0.48%
Other 0.21%

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of DES's underlying holdings.

Sector Percentage
Finance 39.67%
Producer Manufacturing 8.86%
Process Industries 7.21%
Consumer Non-Durables 7.19%
Utilities 5.74%
Retail Trade 4.58%
Consumer Services 4.08%
Commercial Services 4.04%
Technology Services 3.18%
Non-Energy Minerals 2.48%
Consumer Durables 2.48%
Industrial Services 2.39%
Electronic Technology 2.3%
Transportation 1.74%
Distribution Services 1.66%
Communications 0.97%
Energy Minerals 0.6%
Health Technology 0.37%
Health Services 0.27%
CASH 0.11%
Miscellaneous 0.1%
Market Cap Percentage
Small 62.14%
Mid 28.06%
Micro 9.8%
Large 0.0%
Region Percentage
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 99.81%
CASH 0.11%
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF-ETF) 0.1%
Sector Percentage
Finance 39.67%
Producer Manufacturing 8.86%
Process Industries 7.21%
Consumer Non-Durables 7.19%
Utilities 5.74%
Retail Trade 4.58%
Consumer Services 4.08%
Commercial Services 4.04%
Technology Services 3.18%
Non-Energy Minerals 2.48%
Consumer Durables 2.48%
Industrial Services 2.39%
Electronic Technology 2.3%
Transportation 1.74%
Distribution Services 1.66%
Communications 0.97%
Energy Minerals 0.6%
Health Technology 0.37%
Health Services 0.27%
CASH 0.11%
Miscellaneous 0.1%

DES Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
32.81%
Rank
41 of 62

20 Day Volatility
14.05%
Rank
42 of 62

50 Day Volatility
14.54%
Rank
51 of 62

200 Day Volatility
17.01%
Rank
41 of 62

Beta
1.22
Rank
35 of 62

Standard Deviation
3.02%
Rank
49 of 60

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $31.59
  • 60 Day MA $31.41
  • MACD 15 Period 0.44
  • MACD 100 Period 0.62
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 13.25
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 8.78
  • RSI 10 Day 66
  • RSI 20 Day 58
  • RSI 30 Day 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator 58

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $31.47
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $32.15
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $30.98
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $32.18
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $30.27
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $32.32

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $31.99
  • Support Level 2 $31.83
  • Resistance Level 1 $32.27
  • Resistance Level 2 $32.39

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 61.97
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 67.73
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 54.04
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 63.32

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