QDEF:ARCA-FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund

ETF | Large Value | NYSE Arca

Last Closing

USD 40.59


0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 0.27B



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ducovest Verdict



The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive IndexSM. The fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in the securities of the underlying index. The underlying index is designed to provide exposure to a high-quality, income-oriented portfolio of U.S. equity securities, with an emphasis on long-term capital growth and a targeted overall volatility that is lower than that of the Northern Trust 1250 IndexSM.

Inception Date: 14/12/2012

Primary Benchmark: Northern Trust Qlt Dvd Df GR USD

Primary Index: S&P 500 TR USD

Gross Expense Ratio: 0.38%

Management Expense Ratio: 0.37 %

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

Relative Returns (From:    To: 2019-01-12 )

Largest Industry Peers for Large Value

Symbol Name Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
VTV Vanguard Value Index Fund ETF .. 0.04 %


USD 77.42B
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 0.19 %


USD 34.10B
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield I.. 0.06 %


USD 33.38B
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Aver.. 0.17 %


USD 19.33B
SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF 0.35 %


USD 16.82B
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 0.18 %


USD 15.84B
SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ET.. 0.07 %


USD 10.87B
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth E.. 0.08 %


USD 9.39B
FVD First Trust Value Line Dividen.. 0.70 %


USD 8.51B
HDV iShares Core High Dividend ETF 0.08 %


USD 6.04B

ETFs Containing QDEF


Market Performance

  Market Performance vs. Industry/Classification (Large Value) Market Performance vs. Exchange (NYSE Arca)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Capital Gain 2.66% 14% F 29% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 2.66% 14% F 29% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -10.42% 36% F 48% F
Dividend Return 5.44% 97% A+ 76% C
Total Return -4.98% 73% C 56% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 26.72% 53% F 75% C
Dividend Return 20.98% 85% B 65% D
Total Return 47.71% 74% C 76% C
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 7.45% 72% C- 73% C
Dividend Return 10.42% 82% B- 74% C
Total Return 2.97% 73% C 57% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 7.15% 79% C+ 80% B-
Risk Adjusted Return 145.81% 97% A+ 96% A
Market Capitalization 0.27B 42% F 38% F

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.