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  • ETF
  • LQD
    Pricing Data
    $112.85
    Change: $0.12 (0.0%)
    Time: 12/17/18
    Previous Close: $112.73
  • Category
  • Corporate Bonds
  • ESG Score
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $110.90
  • 52 Week Hi: $117.69
  • AUM: $30,528.3 M
  • Shares: 270.8 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 10,230,745
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 8,988,104

Alternative ETFs in the Corporate Bonds Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest JIGB $0.0 M 0
Largest (AUM) VCSH 0.07% $20,407.9 M 1,765,461 0.46%
Most Liquid (Volume) FLOT 0.20% $11,683.8 M 2,462,200 1.45%
Top YTD Performer GSY 0.25% $1,851.0 M 448,448 2.07%

Analyst Report

This ETF is the most popular option for investors looking to gain exposure to investment grade corporate bonds, making it a useful tool for those looking to access a corner of the bond market that should be a core component of any long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. LQD is probably of limited use for short term traders, who will prefer to utilize more extreme ends of the risk spectrum to capitalize off of short term movements in asset prices and risk tolerance. This ETF should, however, be very useful to those building a long-term portfolio; exposure to corporate bonds can deliver attractive yields without excessive risks. LQD can specifically be helpful for those with holdings in AGG or BND, beefing up the relatively minor allocations those aggregate products make to corporate debt (those ETFs are dominated by government bonds). While LQD is spread out across the maturity spectrum, investors do have options for more granular exposure to long term (VCLT) or short term (SCPB, VCSH) corporate debt. LQD is extremely cost efficient, and offers an impressively deep underlying portfolio of fixed income securities. But there are some interesting alternatives out there that may make more sense for certain investors. CBND, for example, offers similar exposure but uses a unique weighting methodology that may be more appealing. Whereas LQD gives the largest weightings to the biggest issues of debt, CBND uses fundamental factors such as return on assets and interest coverage ratio to determine the weightings assigned.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for 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, highlights the best rated ETF in the Corporate Bonds category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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LQD Overall Realtime Rating: A-

A+ Overall Rated ETF: IBDR

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

Knowledge Centers

LQD 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.

LQD Holdings

Filings Data as of: Dec 14, 2018

All 1953 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 3 of 83
1953
Category Low IGBH (2)
Category High USIG (4338)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 1 of 83
3.56%
Category Low LQD (3.56%)
Category High LQDH (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 83 of 83
4.64%
Category Low LQD (4.64%)
Category High FFTI (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 81 of 83
10.19%
Category Low USIG (8.55%)
Category High IGBH (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Corporate debt 99.51%
ETF Cash Component 0.49%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate 99.51%
ETF Cash Component 0.49%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Corporate Senior Note 88.57%
Corporate Senior Subordinated Note 4.61%
Corporate Note 2.02%
Corporate Subordinated Note 1.42%
Corporate Senior Debenture 1.36%
Corporate Senior Bank Note 0.43%
Corporate Unsecured Note 0.29%
Corporate Bank Note 0.17%
Corporate Subordinated Bank Note 0.17%
Corporate First Mortgage Bond 0.14%
Corporate Bond 0.12%
Corporate Subordinated Debenture 0.04%
Corporate Debenture 0.04%
Corporate Junior Subordinated Note 0.02%
Other 0.6%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 0.0%
1% to 2% 0.31%
2% to 3% 13.37%
3% to 4% 36.59%
4% to 5% 32.24%
5% to 6% 9.29%
6% to 7% 5.58%
7% to 8% 1.05%
8% to 9% 0.75%
9% to 10% 0.34%
Greater Than 10% 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.49%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 1.65%
AA 7.15%
A 33.75%
BBB 53.46%
BB 3.5%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%
ETF Cash Component 0.49%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 1.39%
3-5 Years 20.27%
5-7 Years 16.87%
7-10 Years 23.07%
10-15 Years 3.46%
15-20 Years 8.76%
20-30 Years 23.59%
30+ Years 2.1%
ETF Cash Component 0.49%

LQD Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.543%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.21%
Category Average
0.21%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 46 of 82
0.15%
Category Low LLQD (0.06%)
Category High FFTI (1.05%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (TD Ameritrade, Fidelity)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 12 other ETFs in the Corporate Bonds ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

LQD ESG Themes and Scores
  • 5.14
    ESG Score
  • 37.49%
    ESG Score Global Percentile (%)
  • 52.8%
    ESG Score Peer Percentile (%)
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      1.5%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      5.22%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      5.13%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      164.29

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      7.78%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      7.62%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      1.6%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      71.41%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      45.17%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      4.26%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      49.88%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      1.3%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      0.12%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      0.05%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      0.01%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      0.02%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      3.64%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      5.13%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      12.5%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      0.04%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      0.0%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      2.91%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      0.39%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      0.1%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      0.19%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      2.03%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      18.19%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      5.35%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      0.91%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      13.88%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      15.78%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      24.21%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      3.29%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      14.92%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      18.03%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      72.61%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      11.83%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      14.1%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      5.27%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      4.83%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      8.8%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      5.39%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      4.38%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      1.36%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      1.0%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      0.36%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      1.23%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      1.75%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      30.95%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Flag (%)
      9.49%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      3.25%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      0.7%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      2.55%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      14.04%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      60.66%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      0.84%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      56.91%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      31.41%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      13.12%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Overboarding (%)
      56.49%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      21.09%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      16.25%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      10.09%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      6.0%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      64.55%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      21.22%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      9.52%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      6.43%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      0.85%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      0.31%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      1.57%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      2.95%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      12.92%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      1.87%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      46.68%

      Lower Improves ESG Score

LQD Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 15 of 82
0.55%
Category Low FFTI (-0.62%)
Category High LKOR (1.35%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 10 of 82
1.42%
Category Low LQDH (-2.20%)
Category High LKOR (3.13%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 63 of 80
-0.96%
Category Low IGBH (-4.99%)
Category High FFIU (4.11%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 54 of 78
0.37%
Category Low DWFI (-4.54%)
Category High SFIG (1.73%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 64 of 73
-4.06%
Category Low DWFI (-8.71%)
Category High GSY (2.07%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 63 of 72
-4.04%
Category Low DWFI (-8.43%)
Category High GSY (2.16%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 22 of 49
7.29%
Category Low IGSB (3.03%)
Category High EMCB (18.80%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 10 of 33
15.01%
Category Low IBND (-9.24%)
Category High VCLT (27.33%)

LQD Fund Flows

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

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 1 of 37
$292.7 M
Category Low FLOT (‑$217.1 M)
Category High LQD ($292.7 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 52 of 53
‑$479.4 M
Category Low FLOT (‑$583.2 M)
Category High IGSB ($283.9 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 66 of 66
‑$3,513.0 M
Category Low LQD (‑$3,513.0 M)
Category High USIG ($859.9 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 71 of 71
‑$997.9 M
Category Low LQD (‑$997.9 M)
Category High FLOT ($1,488.6 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 76 of 76
‑$5,726.3 M
Category Low LQD (‑$5,726.3 M)
Category High FLOT ($5,035.8 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 76 of 76
‑$5,496.1 M
Category Low LQD (‑$5,496.1 M)
Category High FLOT ($4,959.5 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 78
$7,934.6 M
Category Low IGIB (‑$723.3 M)
Category High VCIT ($12,841.9 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 1 of 78
$16,553.3 M
Category Low IGIB (‑$723.3 M)
Category High LQD ($16,553.3 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 LQD relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

LQD Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low N/A
Category High N/A

LQD Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.35
Dividend Date
2018-12-03
Annual Dividend Rate
$4.04
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 17 of 82
3.58%
Category Low IBND (0.73%)
Category High USIG (5.29%)

LQD Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 11 of 82
25.00%
Category Low FLDR (0.72%)
Category High FCOR (55.20%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 34 of 81
2.89%
Category Low GSY (0.33%)
Category High MLQD (12.19%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 25 of 80
3.54%
Category Low GSY (0.30%)
Category High FFIU (14.02%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 24 of 77
3.56%
Category Low GSY (0.35%)
Category High FCOR (11.52%)
Beta
Rank: 28 of 75
0.08
Category Low LLQD (-1.02)
Category High FFIU (2.53)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 2 of 71
1.54%
Category Low IBDM (0.10%)
Category High VCLT (2.09%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $111.75
  • 60 Day MA: $112.15
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.93
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.05
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 9.09
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 7.58
  • RSI 10 Day: 73
  • RSI 20 Day: 61
  • RSI 30 Day: 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 56

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $111.26
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $113.23
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $110.52
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $112.98
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $110.68
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $112.78

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $112.65
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $113.08

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 40.48
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 82.15
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 48.34
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 82.26

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