QDEF:NYE-FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund (USD)

ETF | Large Value | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 46.98


-1.39 (-2.87)%

Market Cap

USD 0.49B



Average Target Price

Average Analyst Rating


STA 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 (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) 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.

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

Relative Returns (From:    To: 2020-02-24 )

Largest Industry Peers for Large Value

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

-3.67 (-3.06%)

IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 0.19 %

-3.99 (-2.90%)

VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield I.. 0.06 %

-2.52 (-2.70%)

DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Aver.. 0.16 %

-10.18 (-3.51%)

SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF 0.35 %

-2.65 (-2.45%)

IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 0.18 %

-4.02 (-3.08%)

SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ET.. 0.06 %

-1.80 (-3.09%)

DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth E.. 0.08 %

-1.27 (-2.98%)

FVD First Trust Value Line Dividen.. 0.70 %

-0.80 (-2.18%)

HDV iShares Core High Dividend ETF 0.08 %

-2.51 (-2.63%)


ETFs Containing QDEF

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap


Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Large Value)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Capital Gain -1.72% 88% B+ 45% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -1.72% 88% B+ 44% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 6.66% 41% F 59% F
Dividend Return 1.81% 29% F 41% F
Total Return 8.47% 41% F 57% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 26.39% 41% F 69% D+
Dividend Return 17.80% 89% B+ 65% D
Total Return 44.19% 51% F 70% C-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 6.98% 41% F 67% D+
Dividend Return 3.60% 94% A 70% C-
Total Return 10.57% 69% D+ 70% C-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 6.81% 86% B 85% B
Risk Adjusted Return 155.25% 78% C+ 95% A
Market Capitalization 0.49B 35% F 44% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

STA Verdict Breakdown

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.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

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.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.