ITA

iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF
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ITA Fund Description

The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US manufacturers, assemblers and distributors of airplane and defense equipment.

ITA Factset Analytics Insight

ITA delivers a reasonable representation of the aerospace & defense industry. The fund caps its holdings to meet diversification requirements, preventing completely unbiased exposure to an industry dominated by United Technologies, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Our benchmark allocates over half its weight to these three firms; ITA allocates only about a quarter. It follows that ITA tilts smaller than our benchmark, with about half of its portfolio in mid- or small-caps. Concentration risk remains high despite the caps, reflecting the undiversified nature of the industry. The fund offers ample primary and secondary liquidity for investors of all sizes. Spreads are generally tight and block trades are easy to execute. While ITA's fee isn't cheap, it compares well within its segment and excellent tracking means that its holding costs should be in line with ITA's expense ratio. Overall, it's a solid, reliable ETF for aerospace and defense exposure.

ITA MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of June 19, 2018 the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 5.34 out of 10.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. ITA ranks in the 28th percentile within its peer group and in the 47th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

ITA CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 06/19/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
ITA -2.37% -1.95% 3.56% 23.05% 17.67% 20.33% 14.02%
ITA (NAV) -2.43% -1.95% 3.52% 22.99% 17.66% 20.34% 14.02%
Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense Index -2.40% -1.85% 3.70% 23.47% 18.15% 20.83% 14.02%
Thomson Reuters US Aerospace & Defense -0.25% 0.79% 8.07% 31.92% 21.29% 21.03% 14.40%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

ITA Top 10 Countries

ITA Top 10 Sectors

ITA Top 10 Holdings [View All]

ITA Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
05/01/06
Open-Ended Fund
0.44%
$5.79B
$59.09M
0.06%

ITA Portfolio Data

$49.75B
34.09
4.55
0.94%
06/26/18
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ITA Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
Thomson Reuters US Aerospace & Defense

ITA Portfolio Management

0.44%
-0.54%
-0.49%
-0.65%

ITA Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

ITA Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
72% / 29%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -
Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

ITA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 06/20/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of ITA. ITA is rated a 5 out of 5.

ITA Tradability

298,639
$59.09M
268,953
$53.08M
0.06%
$0.12
0.03%
0.41% / -0.09%
None
100.00%
50,000
5.38
0.00%
0.44%
17,067
$194.34
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ITA Sector/Industry Breakdown


ITA
Segment Benchmark
86.95%
100.00%
3.79%
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3.59%
--
2.15%
--
2.00%
--
0.91%
--
0.61%
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ITA TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

11.66%
7.74%
6.86%
6.12%
5.97%
5.67%
3.92%
3.73%
3.65%
3.45%
58.77%

ITA Countries


ITA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%
0.03%
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ITA Regions


ITA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%
0.03%
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ITA Economic Development


ITA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%
0.03%
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ITA Performance Statistics

0.92
0.90
0.84
0.92
0.33%
Thomson Reuters US Aerospace & Defense

ITA MSCI ESG Ratings

5.34 / 10
27.63
46.71
78.31%
0.53%
97.63

ITA BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

38
31
28
59.85%

ITA BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


ITA
Segment Benchmark
38
31
$49.75B
$100.00B
34.09
24.79
4.55
7.37
1.15%
1.72%
High
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ITA BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


ITA
Segment Benchmark
61.21%
90.84%
25.73%
7.15%
12.36%
2.01%
0.70%
0.00%

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