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FLQS
Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF

Price: $35.32
Change: $0.93 (-0.03%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Investment Themes

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $17.06
  • 52 Week Hi $36.40
  • AUM $14.5 M
  • Shares 0.4 M

Analyst Report

Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF (FLQS) tracks an index of small cap U.S. stocks based on quality, value, momentum, and low volatility. The index tilts more heavily toward quality and value, with a lesser emphasis on momentum and low-vol.

The investment thesis behind a small cap investment is the growth factor that comes along with these securities. While mega cap firms have already hit their peak, smaller companies may become the next juggernaut. The downside to small cap investing is additional risk. Changes in regulation, credit availability, or product viability could send share prices plummeting. While some exposure to these small companies is healthy for a portfolio, the allocation should be kept relatively low since this market segment experiences extreme volatility. Investors in total-market ETFs already have some allocation to small caps and should make sure that they’re not unintentionally overweighting a risky space. Conversely, investors with strong convictions about small caps might want to augment a total market fund with SPSM to boost their exposure.

FLQS is reasonably priced for a smart-beta approach, but it trails rivals in size and liquidity. Investors can compare it to rival factor fund iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor U.S.A. Small-Cap ETF (SMLF), or to the low-cost and highly liquid iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF (IJR), a plain vanilla index fund.

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 413
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 1,218

Alternative ETFs in the Small Cap Growth Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHA 0.04% $15.6 B 718,602 10.62%
Largest (AUM) IWM 0.19% $67.7 B 26 M 11.50%
Most Liquid (Volume) IWM 0.19% $67.7 B 26 M 11.50%
Top YTD Performer DWMC 1.32% $5.5 M 3,746 25.02%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

509
Number of Holdings
9.81%
% Assets in Top 10
13.82%
% Assets in Top 15
33.77%
% Assets in Top 50
Number of Holdings
509

% Assets in Top 10
9.81%

% Assets in Top 15
13.82%

% Assets in Top 50
33.77%

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 99.95%
CASH 0.05%
Sector Percentage
Finance 14.7%
Retail Trade 10.21%
Technology Services 9.85%
Producer Manufacturing 8.37%
Consumer Services 7.11%
Consumer Non-Durables 6.83%
Health Technology 6.72%
Electronic Technology 6.11%
Commercial Services 5.53%
Consumer Durables 4.41%
Utilities 4.31%
Distribution Services 3.6%
Process Industries 3.09%
Transportation 3.07%
Industrial Services 2.39%
Health Services 2.16%
Non-Energy Minerals 0.72%
Communications 0.55%
Energy Minerals 0.22%
CASH 0.05%
Miscellaneous 0.0%
Region Percentage
AMER 99.95%
Other 0.05%
Region Percentage
Country Percentage
US 96.26%
BM 2.4%
PR 0.58%
GB 0.31%
IE 0.24%
MC 0.06%
PA 0.06%
Other 0.05%
CA 0.02%
KY 0.02%
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 99.95%
CASH 0.05%

FLQS Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
23.51

FLQS Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.14
Dividend Date
2020-12-14
Annual Dividend Rate
$0.38

$0.14
Dividend
2020-12-14
Dividend Date
$0.38
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
1.05%

FLQS Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 0 3 Month Net Flows: 0 6 Month Net Flows: -2.8 M 1 Year Net Flows: -9.92 M 3 Year Net Flows: 9.4 M 5 Year Net Flows: 8.1 M 10 Year Net Flows: 8.1 M

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FLQS 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 Small Cap Growth 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.

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

FLQS Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.535%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.19%
Category Average
0.32%
Expense Ratio
0.35%
ESG Themes and Scores
4.62/10
ESG Score
24.3%
Global Percentile
35.37%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      5.35%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      153.81
      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 (%)
      5.35%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      2.75%
      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

FLQS Performance

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

0.14%
1 Week Return
4.10%
4 Week Return
16.44%
13 Week Return
31.95%
26 Week Return
10.97%
Year to Date Return
31.21%
1 Year Return
38.45%
3 Year Return
No Ranking Available
5 Year Return
1 Week Return
0.14%

4 Week Return
4.10%

13 Week Return
16.44%

26 Week Return
31.95%

Year to Date Return
10.97%

1 Year Return
31.21%

3 Year Return
38.45%

5 Year Return
No Ranking Available
Rank
N/A

FLQS Price and Volume Chart

FLQS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
39.54%
Rank
26 of 40

20 Day Volatility
19.97%
Rank
35 of 40

50 Day Volatility
18.44%
Rank
38 of 40

200 Day Volatility
19.79%
Rank
34 of 40

Beta
1.09
Rank
36 of 39

Standard Deviation
4.47%
Rank
32 of 36

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $35.23
  • 60 Day MA $33.23
  • MACD 15 Period -0.36
  • MACD 100 Period 4.19
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 95.53
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 38.25
  • RSI 10 Day 51
  • RSI 20 Day 58
  • RSI 30 Day 60
  • Ultimate Oscillator 47

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $35.15
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $36.42
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $33.50
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $36.97
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $33.06
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $36.67

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $35.15
  • Support Level 2 $34.97
  • Resistance Level 1 $35.67
  • Resistance Level 2 $36.03

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 53.80
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 38.83
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 62.61
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 43.95

Fact Sheet

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