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  • ETF
  • SPY
    Pricing Data
    $272.57
    Change: $5.19 (-0.02%)
    Time: 11/12/18
    Previous Close: $277.76
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities
  • ESG Score
Last Updated:

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Vitals

Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $249.66
  • 52 Week Hi: $293.22
  • AUM: $257,532.8 M
  • Shares: 945.3 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 122,537,448
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 90,059,184

Alternative ETFs in the Large Cap Growth Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHB 0.03% $13,046.1 M 998,145 2.86%
Largest (AUM) IVV 0.04% $159,163.8 M 4,321,801 3.50%
Most Liquid (Volume) QQQ 0.20% $64,975.2 M 50,424,728 7.38%
Top YTD Performer MILN 0.50% $31.2 M 15,414 11.99%

Analyst Report

SPY is one of the largest and most heavily-traded ETFs in the world, offering exposure to one of the most well known equity benchmarks. While SPY certainly may have appeal to investors seeking to build a long-term portfolio and include large cap U.S. stocks, this fund has become extremely popular with more active traders as a way to toggle between risky and safe assets. A look at SPY's daily turnover reveals the short average holding period and the popularity with active traders. For those seeking to establish exposure to large cap U.S. stocks, the liquidity of SPY (including the deep options market) is unrivaled. Spreads are always very narrow, and investors can move in and out of this fund with ease. But for those looking to establish a longer-term portfolio, there may be better options within the Large Cap Blend ETFdb Category. In fact, other ETFs targeting the S&P 500 may be more appealing for buy-and-holders. Vanguard's VOO is cheaper by a few basis points, while iShares' IVV is another option. The advantage of these funds is structural in nature; SPY is a UIT, which means it doesn't maintain the flexibility to lend out shares or reinvest dividends. Over the long run, those limitations may allow true ETFs such as VOO and IVV to add a few additional basis points to the bottom line. Another potentially intriguing alternative is RSP, which holds the same companies as SPY but assigns an equal weighting to each. Historically, RSP has performed quite well, generating alpha with surprising consistency. SPY is a fine ETF, and is particularly useful for those looking to execute a trade quickly and efficiently. But those in it for the long run have better options available.

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 Large Cap Growth Equities category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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SPY Overall Realtime Rating: A

A+ Overall Rated ETF: FDMO

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

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SPY 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.

SPY Holdings

Filings Data as of: Nov 12, 2018

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 34 of 174
505
Category Low LFEQ (2)
Category High ITOT (3103)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 72 of 174
21.08%
Category Low GSEW (2.17%)
Category High GARD (107.08%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 107 of 174
26.57%
Category Low EUSA (3.21%)
Category High GARD (110.36%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 126 of 174
50.01%
Category Low EUSA (9.88%)
Category High GARD (132.13%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.73%
ETF Cash Component 0.27%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 19.56%
Healthcare 15.37%
Financials 13.58%
Communications 9.79%
Consumer, Cyclical 9.55%
Industrials 9.34%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 7.47%
Energy 5.62%
Utilities 3.06%
Real Estate 2.87%
Basic Materials 2.24%
Other 1.29%
ETF Cash Component 0.27%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 91.92%
Mid cap 7.77%
ETF Cash Component 0.27%
Small cap 0.04%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
North America 98.1%
Europe 1.9%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
United States 98.1%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 1.9%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.1%
Ireland 0.95%
United Kingdom 0.8%
Switzerland 0.15%

SPY Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.546%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.21%
Category Average
0.36%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 24 of 174
0.09%
Category Low SPTM (0.03%)
Category High GARD (1.41%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 12 other ETFs in the Large Cap Growth Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

SPY ESG Themes and Scores
  • 5.41
    ESG Score
  • 46.82%
    ESG Score Global Percentile (%)
  • 66.15%
    ESG Score Peer Percentile (%)
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      2.46%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      4.27%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      5.79%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      185.52

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      6.95%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      6.88%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      1.61%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      81.09%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      51.51%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      4.44%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      43.25%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      2.01%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      0.18%

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

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      0.09%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      0.08%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      3.32%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      5.79%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • ESG Exclusion Criteria (%)
      13.32%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      0.07%

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

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      2.18%

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

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      0.79%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      0.09%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      1.56%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      12.98%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      4.42%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      0.64%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      10.14%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      13.87%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      17.31%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      1.56%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      13.8%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      16.82%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      66.58%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      7.5%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      13.27%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      3.38%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      4.85%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      6.46%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      8.39%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      4.98%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      0.88%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      0.67%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      0.21%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      0.0%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      1.6%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      15.3%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Flag (%)
      14.82%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      5.62%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      0.0%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      5.62%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      15.5%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      77.97%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      0.12%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      61.05%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      27.41%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      26.77%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Overboarding (%)
      59.89%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      26.98%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      18.45%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      18.64%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      7.05%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      89.79%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      20.24%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      9.85%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      6.98%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      0.0%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      0.32%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      0.54%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      1.39%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      32.03%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      0.0%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      29.95%

      Lower Improves ESG Score

SPY Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 77 of 166
-0.30%
Category Low ESPO (-5.12%)
Category High OMOM (6.94%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 60 of 165
-0.67%
Category Low VSL (-7.21%)
Category High FANZ (3.96%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 61 of 161
-2.94%
Category Low ENTR (-12.18%)
Category High CCOR (5.18%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 68 of 155
0.75%
Category Low FMDG (-11.69%)
Category High VSDA (7.30%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 69 of 149
3.47%
Category Low IXP (-10.78%)
Category High MILN (11.99%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 72 of 149
7.54%
Category Low IXP (-5.97%)
Category High MILN (16.36%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 37 of 99
39.24%
Category Low IXP (-0.76%)
Category High DIA (53.64%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 31 of 77
69.66%
Category Low IXP (2.02%)
Category High QQQ (113.06%)

SPY 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 83
$3,060.1 M
Category Low IVV (‑$777.8 M)
Category High SPY ($3,060.1 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 124 of 127
‑$292.7 M
Category Low RSP (‑$538.5 M)
Category High IVV ($3,202.2 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 140 of 140
‑$986.3 M
Category Low SPY (‑$986.3 M)
Category High IVV ($9,876.5 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 147 of 148
‑$977.2 M
Category Low IWF (‑$1,187.5 M)
Category High VOO ($10,222.7 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 163 of 163
‑$16,880.0 M
Category High VOO ($15,308.9 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 146
$5,115.6 M
Category Low IWF (‑$1,879.5 M)
Category High IVV ($16,840.4 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 95
$30,338.6 M
Category Low FV (‑$2,313.7 M)
Category High IVV ($60,026.2 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 74
$28,888.0 M
Category Low QQQ (‑$4,154.2 M)
Category High IVV ($70,099.0 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 SPY relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

SPY Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 46 of 155
18.28
Category Low FMK (14.05)
Category High PWB (48.28)

SPY Dividend

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

Dividend
$1.32
Dividend Date
2018-09-21
Annual Dividend Rate
$5.02
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 31 of 152
1.81%
Category Low ENTR (0.08%)
Category High QYLD (10.54%)

SPY Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 135 of 170
21.04%
Category Low MOGLC (0.80%)
Category High ALFA (124.20%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 98 of 166
21.83%
Category Low MOGLC (0.80%)
Category High ALFA (37.40%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 95 of 161
17.10%
Category Low CCOR (8.48%)
Category High ALFA (29.52%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 103 of 156
13.53%
Category Low CCOR (7.07%)
Category High ALFA (24.12%)
Beta
Rank: 73 of 153
1.0
Category Low XLC (-1.75)
Category High VSL (2.88)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 3 of 136
9.95%
Category Low CCOR (0.44%)
Category High ONEQ (14.96%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $273.54
  • 60 Day MA: $282.75
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.41
  • MACD 100 Period: -8.31
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 47.79
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 40.48
  • RSI 10 Day: 45
  • RSI 20 Day: 45
  • RSI 30 Day: 45
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 52

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $266.20
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $282.14
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $264.11
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $282.96
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $262.22
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $291.93

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $270.55
  • Support Level 2: $268.54
  • Resistance Level 1: $276.02
  • Resistance Level 2: $279.48

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 48.27
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 56.53
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 62.01
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 72.61

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