QDEF

FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund
CLOSING PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
$39.97+0.05 (0.14%)17.23K
3:59:00 p.m. (ET) 02/17/2017
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Overall Rating

B

82
as of 02/17/17

Rating Details

86
79
82
Segment Average
  • Overview
  • Efficiency
  • Tradability
  • Fit

QDEF Fund Description

The FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive fund tracks an index of companies with higher dividend yields and lower betas chosen from the Northern Trust 1250 Index.

QDEF FactSet Analytics Insight

QDEF is one of three December 2012 launches indelivers on its promise of higher yield and lower market risk the Total Market segment from FlexShares, one that employs a high-dividend/low-volatility strategy. The fund attempts to build a portfolio of high-quality, low-beta companies with relatively high dividend yields by selecting and weighting firms based on management efficiency, dividend policy, profitability and cash flow. The portfolio is therefore a significant departure from our market-cap-weighted benchmark. QDEF overweights more defensive sectors like consumer non-cyclicals and utilities, and delivers higher yield. Performance in 2014 was solid as the fund beat our benchmark. QDEF isn't the cheapest fund to own, and trading it can be a challenge for smaller investors, but the fund has built a viable asset base, perhaps aided by delivering on its promise of higher yield and lower market risk.

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QDEF Summary Data

12/14/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.37%
$293.13 M
$630.96 K
0.21%

QDEF Portfolio Data

$112.89 B
20.94
2.91
2.82%
03/20/17
181

QDEF Index Data

Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index
Multi-Factor
Proprietary
MSCI USA Investable Markets

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QDF, TILT, DGRW, FPX, VUSE
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QDEF Portfolio Management

0.37%
-0.50%
-0.18%
-0.96%

QDEF Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

QDEF Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
0% / 100%
N/A
N/A
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LAST 10 TRADES
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13:48:5839.84963
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QDEF FactSet Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 02/17/17
5
4
3
2
1

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

QDEF Tradability

16,139
$630.96 K
14,086
$546.92 K
0.21%
$0.08
0.03%
0.42% / -0.36%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.28
0.04%
0.03%
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$39.92
5

QDEF Performance Statistics

0.93
0.87
0.85
0.82
0.19%
MSCI USA Investable Markets