iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF

Price: $119.43
Change: $0.76 (0.01%)
Last Updated:


Brand iShares
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.15%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Jul 18, 2013

Analyst Report

The iShares Edge MSCI U.S.A. Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) tracks an index that selects large- and mid-cap U.S. stocks based on quality factors like stable earnings growth and low debt-to-equity. QUAL is priced competitively with other single-factor funds that invest in U.S. equities. The fund owns more than 100 securities. As with many single-factor funds, QUAL isn’t diversified enough stand alone as a core U.S. equity holding. It is more likely to be useful to investors who want to overlay a quality tilt on top of a core allocation to U.S. markets.

There has been a proliferation of factor funds in recent years, and investors can compare QUAL to rivals like the Xtrackers Russell 1000 US Quality at a Reasonable Price ETF (QARP), the Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Cap Company Index ETF (FNDX), or the JPMorgan U.S. Quality Factor ETF (JQUA). Cost-conscious investors might prefer ultra-low-cost plain vanilla U.S. funds like the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) or the iShares S&P 500 ETF (IVV).

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Large-Cap
Asset Class Style Growth
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.

FactSet Classifications

Segment Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Category Size and Style
Focus Total Market
Niche Broad-based
Strategy Fundamental
Weighting Scheme Fundamental

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $101.60
  • 52 Week Hi $145.18
  • AUM $18,499.9 M
  • Shares 155.9 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 1,201,217
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 1,357,974

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Large Cap Growth Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SFY 0.00% $404.6 M 140,186 -18.56%
Largest (AUM) SPY 0.09% $379.4 B 90 M -14.29%
Most Liquid (Volume) SPY 0.09% $379.4 B 90 M -14.29%
Top YTD Performer CCOR 1.07% $560.9 M 155,306 4.85%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: U.S. - Total Market Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest BBUS 0.02% $1.4 B 97,958 -15.66%
Largest (AUM) VTI 0.03% $270.7 B 4 M -15.64%
Most Liquid (Volume) VTI 0.03% $270.7 B 4 M -15.64%
Top YTD Performer VAMO 0.64% $135.2 M 50,556 10.94%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

QUAL ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 126 369 402
% of Assets in Top 10 31.38% 37.61% 31.31%
% of Assets in Top 15 42.02% 45.51% 39.58%
% of Assets in Top 50 80.27% 72.62% 70.58%

Size Comparison

QUAL ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 95.20% 81.60% 70.77%
Mid (>2.7B) 4.52% 7.39% 14.32%
Small (>600M) 0.00% 0.78% 3.83%
Micro (<600M) 0.00% 0.10% 0.69%

QUAL Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio

QUAL Dividend

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

QUAL ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.42 $ 0.24 $ 0.15
Dividend Date 2021-09-24 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 1.74 $ 0.79 $ 0.52
Annual Dividend Yield 1.21% 0.95% 0.79%

QUAL Price and Volume Charts

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QUAL Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: -104.52 M 1 Month Net Flows: -163.19 M 3 Month Net Flows: -1.39 B 6 Month Net Flows: -1.91 B 1 Year Net Flows: -1.78 B 3 Year Net Flows: -94.57 M 5 Year Net Flows: 8.79 B 10 Year Net Flows: 11.77 B

QUAL Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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