SPTS
SPDR Portfolio Short Term Treasury ETF

Price: $30.54
Change: $0.03 (-0.0%)
Category: Government Bonds
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Vitals

Issuer State Street
Brand SPDR
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.06%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Nov 30, 2011

Analyst Report

The SPDR Portfolio Short Term Treasury ETF (SPTS) tracks an index of short-term U.S. Treasuries. The ETF invests in Treasuries with a remaining maturity of one to three years. The ETF provides minimal credit risk and low interest-rate risk. By investing in shorter-term securities, SPTS reduces duration, a measure of bond price sensitivity to interest rate changes. Typically bond prices fall when rates rise. Like most SPDR “Portfolio” ETFs, SPTS is priced competitively with ultra-low-cost rivals like the Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH) and the Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (SCHO).


For those willing to take on more credit risk, ultra-short debt ETFs are another popular option for investors looking for a relatively safe way to eke out more yield than brokerage sweep accounts or long-term Treasuries. There are several competitors, such as the JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (JPST), the iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF (ICSH), and the Goldman Sachs Access Ultra Short Bond ETF (GSST).


State Street launched its ultra-low-cost SPDR Portfolio lineup in October 2017 after years of losing market share to cheaper rivals at BlackRock, Schwab, and Vanguard. This was a humiliating setback since State Street essentilly founded the modern ETF market in 1993 with the launch of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). State Street was late to the ultra-low-cost space — BlackRock launched its low-cost iShares Core series five years earlier — but has pushed hard to make up ground. Many of its SPDR Portfolio funds were renamed and repriced for this purpose. Prior to October 2017, SPTS traded under the name SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term Treasury ETF and the ticker SST.

ETF Database Themes

Category Government Bonds
Asset Class Bond
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.
Bond Type(s) Treasuries
Bond Duration Short-Term

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Treasury Investment Grade Short-Term
  • Category Government, Treasury
  • Focus Investment Grade
  • Niche Short-Term
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Market Value

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $30.32
  • 52 Week Hi $30.69
  • AUM $3,511.5 M
  • Shares 114.9 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 587,030
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 540,364

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Government Bonds Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SGOV 0.03% $795.2 M 41,820 0.03%
Largest (AUM) SHY 0.15% $20.2 B 2 M -0.45%
Most Liquid (Volume) TLT 0.15% $14.8 B 16 M -8.56%
Top YTD Performer IBTB 0.07% $78.8 M 5,723 0.03%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Fixed Income: U.S. - Government, Treasury Investment Grade Short-Term Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest VGSH 0.05% $13.7 B 1 M -0.35%
Largest (AUM) SHY 0.15% $20.2 B 2 M -0.45%
Most Liquid (Volume) SHY 0.15% $20.2 B 2 M -0.45%
Top YTD Performer IBTB 0.07% $78.8 M 5,723 0.03%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

SPTS ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 91 55 63
% of Assets in Top 10 18.29% 65.84% 48.96%
% of Assets in Top 15 26.97% 73.91% 56.98%
% of Assets in Top 50 71.47% 92.88% 86.72%

Size Comparison

SPTS ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) N/A N/A N/A
Mid (>2.7B) N/A N/A N/A
Small (>600M) N/A N/A N/A
Micro (<600M) N/A N/A N/A

SPTS Valuation

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

SPTS
P/E Ratio
N/A
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
N/A
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
N/A

SPTS Dividend

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

SPTS ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.01 $ 0.07 $ 0.01
Dividend Date 2021-10-01 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 0.07 $ 0.69 $ 0.25
Annual Dividend Yield 0.22% 0.91% 0.50%

SPTS Price and Volume Chart

SPTS Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 42.87 M 3 Month Net Flows: 33.66 M 6 Month Net Flows: 554.87 M 1 Year Net Flows: 422.94 M 3 Year Net Flows: 2.88 B 5 Year Net Flows: 3.29 B 10 Year Net Flows: 3.45 B

SPTS Price vs Flows AUM Influence

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Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SPTS 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 ETF Database Pro members, shows the ETF in the Government Bonds 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 ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database 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:

SPTS Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

SPTS
Expense Ratio
0.06%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.11%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.08%

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Ordinary income
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores
6.1/10
ESG Score
43.81%
Global Percentile
11.32%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      0.0%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      2.5
      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 (%)
      0.0%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      0.0%
      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

SPTS Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

SPTS ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return -0.29% -1.46% -0.26%
3 Month Return -0.38% -1.73% -0.31%
YTD Return -0.43% -3.08% -0.33%
1 Year Return -0.25% -3.16% -0.24%
3 Year Return 7.86% 8.91% 5.09%
5 Year Return 7.06% 6.07% 5.03%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of SPTS's underlying holdings.

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of SPTS's underlying holdings.

Asset Percentage
Sovereign 100.0%
Open-ended Fund 0.04%
Bond Sector Percentage
Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 0.0%
3-5 Years 0.0%
5-7 Years 0.0%
7-10 Years 0.0%
10-15 Years 0.0%
15-20 Years 0.0%
20-30 Years 0.0%
30+ Years 0.0%
Asset Percentage
Sovereign 100.0%
Open-ended Fund 0.04%

SPTS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
0.61%
Rank
33 of 41

20 Day Volatility
0.54%
Rank
29 of 40

50 Day Volatility
0.53%
Rank
29 of 40

200 Day Volatility
0.57%
Rank
25 of 38

Beta
-0.04
Rank
16 of 38

Standard Deviation
0.02%
Rank
31 of 37

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $30.60
  • 60 Day MA $30.64
  • MACD 15 Period -0.05
  • MACD 100 Period -0.10
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 88.89
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 91.67
  • RSI 10 Day 23
  • RSI 20 Day 29
  • RSI 30 Day 33
  • Ultimate Oscillator 43

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $30.53
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $30.62
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $30.54
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $30.66
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $30.55
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $30.69

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $30.53
  • Support Level 2 $30.52
  • Resistance Level 1 $30.55
  • Resistance Level 2 $30.56

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 56.94
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 28.90
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 49.97
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 28.00

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