- Last Ratings Update:01/31/2014
- Price as of 01/31/2014 :$67.57
- Net Assets:$3,253.2 Million
- Peer Rank:44 of 209
- Investment Rating:C+
We rate iShares High Dividend ETF at C+. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility and low expense structure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Global Income strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
New Fund off to good start in the last year. The iShares High Dividend ETF has returned an annual rate of 14.09% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 11.67% in the last year, -0.71% in the last six months, and -2.56% in the last three months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last year, it has outperformed 68% of them for the period ending 1/31/2014. On a year to date basis, HDV has returned -3.81%.
Downside risk has been below average. HDV has a draw down risk of -6.53%, which is the largest price decline experienced since the inception of the fund. This fund has a one year standard deviation of 10.4%. This fund has had a low level of volatility in its monthly performance over the last 12 months. As of 1/31/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $67.57, which is 3.6% below its 52-week high of $70.06 and 0.8% above its 52-week low of $67.02.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $3.25 billion, HDV maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Global Income peers of just 0.40% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As HDV is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The iShares High Dividend ETF is managed by Diane Hsiung at BlackRock Fund Advisors. This fund is one of 300 BlackRock Fund Advisors exchange-traded funds launched since 3/12/1996 that we track.
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