iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor ETF (VLUE)

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Summary

The iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor ETF (VLUE) tracks the MSCI Enhanced Value Index. It is weighted by fundamental value factors.

Investment Thesis

While VLUE is a large value style fund, it is not weighted by market cap like so many funds are. It is weighted by fundamental factors so that the vest value stocks make up the largest percentage of the fund’s allocations.

Statistics

Updated June 5, 2018:

  • Total Assets: $3.3 billion
  • Total Holdings: 155
  • Portfolio Turnover: 26%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 0.15%
  • Distribution Yield: 2.27%
  • P/E Ratio: 13.74
  • Alpha: -1.00
  • Beta: 1.06

Analysis

Morningstar

  • Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  • Investment Style: Large Value

Portfolio

Sector Allocation

  • Technology: 24.90%
  • Financials: 14.45%
  • Healthcare: 15.23%
  • Consumer Discretionary: 12.22%
  • Industrials: 9.76%
  • Energy: 6.68%
  • Consumer Staples: 6.04%
  • Materials: 3.19%
  • Real Estate: 2.71%
  • Utilities: 2.99%
  • Telecommunications: 1.82%

Market Cap Allocation

  • Giant: 40.66%
  • Large: 43.49%
  • Mid: 15.70%
  • Small: 0.15%
  • Micro: 0.00%

Top Ten Holdings

  1. Apple (AAPL): 10.42%
  2. General Motors (GM): 3.91%
  3. Intel (INTC): 3.74%
  4. Pfizer (PFE): 3.35%
  5. Bank of America (BAC): 3.29%
  6. Chevron (CVX): 3.13%
  7. Cisco Systems (CSCO): 2.97%
  8. Citigroup (C): 3.80%
  9. Ford (F): 2.47%
  10. Walmart (WMT): 2.27%

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