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  • EPP
    Pricing Data
    $43.41
    Change: $0.22 (0.01%)
    Time: 01/18/19
    Previous Close: $43.19
  • Category
  • Asia Pacific Equities
  • ESG Score
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $39.31
  • 52 Week Hi: $48.04
  • AUM: $2,113.3 M
  • Shares: 48.9 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 606,277
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 524,795

Alternative ETFs in the Asia Pacific Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest FLAU 0.09% $9.4 M 3,976 6.96%
Largest (AUM) EEMV 0.25% $5,306.0 M 808,356 3.83%
Most Liquid (Volume) EWT 0.59% $3,334.5 M 6,860,492 2.21%
Top YTD Performer EPHE 0.59% $236.8 M 326,006 9.35%

Analyst Report

This ETF offers a way to tap into the Asia Pacific region while avoiding potential return drag Japan. This strategy might have appeal to investors concerned that the Japanese economy will continue to struggle thanks to intensifying competition from emerging markets and staggering public debt burdens. Investors looking to fine tune their international equity exposure may find EPP to be a useful tool in building a long-term portfolio, though those looking to cast a wider net and include all major Asian economies might want to consider VPL instead. This ETF can also have appeal over a much shorter-time horizon; EPP can be a useful tactical tool that gives investors a way to bet on short-term strength from Asian economies. Several elements of the EPP portfolio are worth noting. Investors should be aware that EPP is dominated by developed market stocks--this ETF won't give you much in the way of exposure to China or Malaysia, and is instead dominated by Australian equities. And like many international equity ETFs, there are certain biases in the portfolio; EPP is skewed towards large cap and mega cap stocks, and certain sectors receive hefty allocations (in particular, there's a big weight to banks). Those looking to focus more on emerging Asian economies should take a look at GMF, which features a very unique risk/return profile. EPP is a nice tool for investors looking to fine tune their international equity exposure, avoiding Japan in favor of more promising developed Asia Pacific economies. But the nuances of the exposure should be recognized and understood before establishing a position.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EPP 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 Asia Pacific 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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EPP Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

EPP 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.

EPP Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jan 18, 2019

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 17 of 59
175
Category Low HAUD (2)
Category High VPL (1008)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 21 of 59
36.37%
Category Low EMMF (11.69%)
Category High HEWY (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 39 of 59
44.52%
Category Low EMMF (16.39%)
Category High HEWY (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 43 of 59
74.01%
Category Low VPL (33.65%)
Category High FNI (100.12%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.18%
ETF Cash Component 0.82%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 37.76%
Real Estate 13.99%
Basic Materials 9.92%
Industrials 8.7%
Healthcare 5.92%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 5.38%
Consumer, Cyclical 4.77%
Utilities 4.72%
Energy 3.48%
Communications 2.92%
Other 0.9%
ETF Cash Component 0.82%
Technology 0.72%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 87.8%
Mid cap 11.08%
ETF Cash Component 0.82%
Unknown 0.3%
Small cap 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia-Pacific 93.17%
Europe 2.28%
Asia 2.28%
North America 2.27%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 94.99%
United States 2.27%
Emerging Markets 2.17%
Not-designated 0.57%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Australia 54.08%
Hong Kong 26.39%
Singapore 10.39%
United States 2.27%
United Kingdom 2.09%
New Zealand 1.84%
China 1.75%
Papua New Guinea 0.46%
Malaysia 0.29%
Spain 0.19%
Taiwan 0.14%
Macao 0.11%

EPP Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.546%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.21%
Category Average
0.54%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 19 of 59
0.48%
Category Low FLKR (0.09%)
Category High INDY (0.92%)

Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 6 other ETFs in the Asia Pacific Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

EPP ESG Themes and Scores
  • 6.43/10
    ESG Score
  • 79.77%
    ESG Score Global Percentile (%)
  • 96.54%
    ESG Score Peer Percentile (%)
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      6.82%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      323.26

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • 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 Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      6.82%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      12.0%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Gambling Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Weapons Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • 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

EPP Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 26 of 59
1.83%
Category Low FHK (-2.31%)
Category High FKO (4.91%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 11 of 59
9.57%
Category Low INXX (-4.26%)
Category High FNI (11.72%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 26 of 59
5.00%
Category Low RFAP (-2.97%)
Category High EIDO (24.72%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 21 of 56
-3.78%
Category Low ECNS (-14.75%)
Category High EIDO (16.16%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 15 of 59
6.66%
Category Low INXX (-5.63%)
Category High EPHE (9.35%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 10 of 54
-7.50%
Category Low SCIF (-39.01%)
Category High ENZL (3.34%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 14 of 48
47.32%
Category Low PAK (-22.25%)
Category High THD (67.06%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 28 of 42
17.90%
Category Low VNM (-19.90%)
Category High INCO (94.35%)

EPP Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low EWA (‑$24.2 M)
Category High EWY ($102.6 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 27 of 27
‑$74.5 M
Category Low EPP (‑$74.5 M)
Category High EWY ($353.5 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 40 of 41
‑$99.8 M
Category Low FNI (‑$164.9 M)
Category High EWY ($1,101.8 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 45 of 49
‑$168.4 M
Category Low VPL (‑$268.0 M)
Category High EWY ($1,321.3 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 23 of 23
‑$74.5 M
Category Low EPP (‑$74.5 M)
Category High EWY ($315.7 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 54 of 54
‑$937.8 M
Category Low EPP (‑$937.8 M)
Category High EWY ($1,270.9 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 54 of 58
‑$142.5 M
Category Low EPI (‑$383.8 M)
Category High EEMV ($1,972.7 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 58 of 58
‑$837.6 M
Category Low EPP (‑$837.6 M)
Category High INDA ($3,714.7 M)

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

EPP Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 26 of 59
12.45
Category Low DBKO (6.36)
Category High INCO (32.37)

EPP Dividend

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

Dividend
$1.17
Dividend Date
2018-12-18
Annual Dividend Rate
$2.04
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 7 of 57
4.75%
Category Low SCIF (0.12%)
Category High ECNS (6.00%)

EPP Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 37 of 59
74.35%
Category Low HAUD (4.78%)
Category High FNI (179.54%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 34 of 59
18.53%
Category Low EWM (9.67%)
Category High FHK (37.08%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 45 of 59
18.50%
Category Low EEMV (14.06%)
Category High FHK (32.36%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 50 of 58
16.84%
Category Low EWM (14.87%)
Category High SCIN (31.77%)
Beta
Rank: 17 of 59
0.93
Category Low FLIN (-3.22)
Category High FLTW (2.86)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 29 of 51
1.92%
Category Low HAUD (0.86%)
Category High SCIF (8.47%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $41.48
  • 60 Day MA: $41.35
  • MACD 15 Period: 1.46
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.30
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 3.07
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 1.72
  • RSI 10 Day: 73
  • RSI 20 Day: 62
  • RSI 30 Day: 58
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 70

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $41.45
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $43.66
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $38.97
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $43.90
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $39.27
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $43.39

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $43.29
  • Support Level 2: $43.18
  • Resistance Level 1: $43.50
  • Resistance Level 2: $43.60

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 66.43
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 88.45
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 66.41
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 86.03

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