Vanguard Small Cap ETF

Price: $193.49
Change: $0.55 (0.0%)
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Issuer Vanguard
Brand Vanguard
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.05%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Jan 26, 2004
Index Tracked CRSP US Small Cap

Analyst Report

VB seeks to replicate a benchmark which offers exposure to small cap firms in the U.S. equity market. The investment thesis behind small caps is that these firms are likely to provide strong growth prospects to a portfolio and should have a much easier time growing then their large cap counterparts. However, these securities are extremely volatile and can experience large losses or gains in a very short period of time. Despite their volatility, these products should probably be in every investors’ portfolio as they tend to move somewhat independently of large caps and can be a better ‘pure play’ on the American economy. This particular ETF, since it focuses on both value and growth securities, could provide more of a diversified play than products that just focus on ‘growth’ or ‘value’ securities within this segment. Thanks to this broad focus, VB has an extremely large number of securities— close to 1,720 in total— and does a great job of dividing up assets among the components as no one company makes up more than 30 basis points of total assets. Thanks to this high level of diversification and VB’s low expense ratio, the fund could make for a quality addition to portfolios of investors who are looking for small cap exposure and do not have a preference in terms of value or growth equities.

ETF Database Themes

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

FactSet Classifications

Segment Equity: U.S. - Small Cap
Category Size and Style
Focus Small Cap
Niche Broad-based
Strategy Vanilla
Weighting Scheme Market Cap

Trading Data

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Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $168.42
  • 52 Week Hi $229.63
  • AUM $42,567.4 M
  • Shares 220.6 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 768,254
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 752,602

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Small Cap Growth Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest BKSE 0.04% $33.4 M 3,021 -14.25%
Largest (AUM) IWM 0.19% $56.2 B 28 M -15.93%
Most Liquid (Volume) IWM 0.19% $56.2 B 28 M -15.93%
Top YTD Performer FSMD 0.29% $88.6 M 13,453 -7.26%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: U.S. - Small Cap Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHA 0.04% $13.9 B 1 M -15.70%
Largest (AUM) IJR 0.06% $68.7 B 4 M -11.10%
Most Liquid (Volume) IWM 0.19% $56.2 B 28 M -15.93%
Top YTD Performer SPAX 0.50% $27.6 M 3,314 1.71%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

VB ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 1492 857 644
% of Assets in Top 10 5.27% 12.96% 19.74%
% of Assets in Top 15 6.70% 17.34% 22.98%
% of Assets in Top 50 15.07% 38.13% 40.30%

Size Comparison

VB ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 7.20% 4.37% 0.68%
Mid (>2.7B) 73.03% 54.67% 36.32%
Small (>600M) 16.95% 31.19% 40.34%
Micro (<600M) 0.50% 5.03% 5.41%

VB 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

VB Dividend

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

VB ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.59 $ 0.23 $ 0.17
Dividend Date 2021-09-24 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 2.60 $ 0.77 $ 0.62
Annual Dividend Yield 1.10% 0.67% 1.07%

VB Price and Volume Charts

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VB Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 88.17 M 1 Month Net Flows: 48.74 M 3 Month Net Flows: 509.12 K 6 Month Net Flows: -403.66 M 1 Year Net Flows: 253.08 M 3 Year Net Flows: 10.56 B 5 Year Net Flows: 13.94 B 10 Year Net Flows: 23.69 B

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