QUAL

iShares Edge MSCI U.S.A. Quality Factor ETF
A

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*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

QUAL Fund Description

QUAL tracks an index of US large- and mid-cap stocks, selected and weighted by high ROE, stable earnings growth and low debt/equity, relative to peers in each sector.

QUAL Factset Analytics Insight

Seeking to capture higher quality stocks within GICS sectors, QUAL make its selections from the large- and mid-cap MSCI universe by considering "quality" factors: high ROE, low debt/equity, and stable earnings growth. The fund changed its exposure following a September 1, 2015 index change, foregoing some of its earlier sector biases in favor of an underlying index with sector weighting that looks more like our benchmark, while applying quality factors to the stocks within those sectors. The new portfolio is expected to take less active risk (compared with the old index) relative to pure cap-weighted exposure. QUAL has decent on-screen and underlying liquidity. Historically it has tracked its index well—we'll see if the fund delivers its new index with similar efficiency. Its low fee certainly helps. Don't be alarmed by the index change: QUAL has beefy AUM, led by strong institutional interest from Arizona State Retirement System.

QUAL MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

iShares Edge MSCI U.S.A. Quality Factor ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.40 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

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. iShares Edge MSCI U.S.A. Quality Factor ETF ranks in the 77th percentile within its peer group and in the 92nd percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

QUAL CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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Select ETFs to compare their performance:
PERFORMANCE [as of 07/15/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
QUAL 4.27% 3.28% 23.15% 11.20% 13.70% 11.83% --
QUAL (NAV) 4.20% 3.33% 23.36% 11.11% 13.58% 11.80% --
MSCI USA Sector Neutral Quality Index 4.21% 3.40% 23.50% 11.32% 13.77% 11.97% --
MSCI USA IMI 4.45% 3.75% 21.58% 8.21% 13.77% 10.72% 14.87%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

QUAL Top 10 Countries

QUAL Top 10 Sectors

QUAL Top 10 Holdings [View All]

QUAL Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
07/18/13
Open-Ended Fund
0.15%
$10.91B
$107.77M
0.02%

QUAL Portfolio Data

$152.39B
18.85
4.75
1.70%
09/24/19
127

QUAL Index Data

Fundamental
Fundamental
MSCI USA IMI

QUAL Portfolio Management

0.15%
-0.16%
-0.13%
-0.21%

QUAL Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

QUAL Fund Structure

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

QUAL Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 07/16/19
5
4
3
2
1

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

QUAL Tradability

1,200,326
$107.77M
783,757
$69.78M
0.02%
$0.02
0.01%
0.14% / -0.14%
None
100.00%
50,000
15.68
0.01%
0.02%
81
$93.70
5

QUAL Sector/Industry Breakdown


QUAL
Segment Benchmark
27.79%
24.78%
16.29%
13.43%
15.75%
17.45%
13.52%
13.78%
9.71%
10.82%
5.93%
6.82%
4.97%
4.84%
3.41%
3.38%
2.62%
2.73%

QUAL TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

Apple Inc. 3.83%
3M Company 3.19%
32.5%

QUAL Countries


QUAL
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
99.91%
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0.09%

QUAL Regions


QUAL
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

QUAL Economic Development


QUAL
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

QUAL Performance Statistics

0.97
0.99
0.97
1.00
0.15%
MSCI USA IMI

QUAL MSCI ESG Ratings

A
6.40 / 10
91.52
76.70
7.70%
4.99%
171.31

QUAL BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

127
2430
123
25.32%

QUAL BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


QUAL
Segment Benchmark
127
2430
$152.39B
$179.28B
18.85
22.20
4.75
3.03
2.00%
1.94%
Low
Low

QUAL BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


QUAL
Segment Benchmark
89.42%
80.95%
10.57%
14.21%
0.00%
4.39%
0.00%
0.45%