This ETF is one of the several options for investors seeking to focus on stocks of dividend-paying U.S. companies. PFM's inclusion requirements are particularly tough; the underlying index consists of companies that have increased their annual dividend for ten or more consecutive fiscal years. As such, PFM may be a useful tool for investors looking to construct a long-term portfolio that maximizes the current return generated by the equity component, and may also be appealing to those looking to make a shorter-term tilt towards value stocks. It should be noted, however, that this fund doesn't necessarily include the companies offering the highest dividends or dividend yields; its primary screen values consistency as opposed to recent or expected payments. Like many ETFs that focus on dividend-payers, PFM will generally maintain tilts towards certain sectors of the economy, and there is minimal allocation in this fund to mid cap and small cap stocks. But this ETF is relatively efficient from an expense perspective, and maintains an impressive depth of exposure.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PFM 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 Large 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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 5 other ETFs in the Large Cap Growth Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of PFM relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.