EFA
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF

Price: $66.28
Change: $0.72 (0.01%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Brand iShares
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.32%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Aug 14, 2001
Index Tracked MSCI EAFE

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to the major developed markets outside of North America, including Western Europe, Japan, and Australia. As such, EFA is a cornerstone of many long-term portfolios, delivering access to an asset class that provides valuable geographic diversification to equity allocations. It should be noted that this fund is tilted heavily towards large cap stocks; the small cap focused SCZ can be an excellent complement to the mega caps in this fund to provide more balanced exposure. EFA offers unrivaled liquidity, but there are several alternatives that may be more appealing to certain investors. Rydex offers an equal-weighted EAFE ETF (EWEF), while PowerShares offers a RAFI-weighted option. But the biggest competition may be from Vanguard’s VEA, which replicates the exact same index at a lower expense ratio and generally lower tracking error. That’s a tough offer to beat, unless you have access to this ETF commission free or value liquidity (and related option liquidity) above all else; it’s not surprising that EFA features much higher turnover, indicating a preference among more active traders.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Large-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Region (General) Developed Markets
Region (Specific) EAFE

FactSet Classifications

Segment Equity: Developed Markets Ex-North America - Total Market
Category Size and Style
Focus Total Market
Niche Broad-based
Strategy Vanilla
Weighting Scheme Market Cap

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $54.61
  • 52 Week Hi $78.31
  • AUM $45,556.6 M
  • Shares 695.4 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 24,531,896
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 26,009,644

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Foreign Large Cap Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPDW 0.04% $13.1 B 7 M -15.07%
Largest (AUM) VEA 0.05% $100.1 B 21 M -14.43%
Most Liquid (Volume) VEA 0.05% $100.1 B 21 M -14.43%
Top YTD Performer ECH 0.57% $498.0 M 726,798 18.72%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: Developed Markets Ex-North America - Total Market Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest IEFA 0.07% $88.3 B 15 M -14.78%
Largest (AUM) IEFA 0.07% $88.3 B 15 M -14.78%
Most Liquid (Volume) IEFA 0.07% $88.3 B 15 M -14.78%
Top YTD Performer DDWM 0.40% $205.1 M 48,017 -0.17%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

EFA ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 803 723 465
% of Assets in Top 10 14.73% 23.21% 40.82%
% of Assets in Top 15 19.13% 29.26% 44.95%
% of Assets in Top 50 37.15% 54.00% 63.26%

Size Comparison

EFA ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 82.71% 64.62% 52.52%
Mid (>2.7B) 16.77% 26.95% 17.59%
Small (>600M) 0.00% 4.00% 1.46%
Micro (<600M) 0.00% 0.33% 0.06%

EFA Valuation

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

EFA
P/E Ratio
21.11
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
25.14
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
14.56

EFA Dividend

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

EFA ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 1.10 $ 0.43 $ 0.41
Dividend Date 2021-06-10 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 1.80 $ 1.05 $ 0.79
Annual Dividend Yield 2.22% 2.55% 1.60%

EFA Price and Volume Charts

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EFA Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: -621.56 M 3 Month Net Flows: -822.19 M 6 Month Net Flows: -1.56 B 1 Year Net Flows: -1.59 B 3 Year Net Flows: -11.76 B 5 Year Net Flows: -30.39 B 10 Year Net Flows: 773.73 M

EFA Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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