- Last Ratings Update:07/31/2015
- Price as of 07/31/2015 :$44.17
- Net Assets:$252.2 Million
- Peer Rank:145 of 269
- Investment Rating:B-
We rate SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stk ETF at B-. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than above average total return, low price volatility, low expense structure and long term portfolio management tenure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking an Equity Income strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stk ETF has returned an annual rate of 8.10% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 6.09% in the last five years, 5.16% in the last three years, and 8.04% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 44% of them. It has also outpaced 54% of its competitors on a three year basis and 70% of them over the last year for the period ending 7/31/2015. On a year to date basis, PSK has returned 3.15%.
Downside risk has been below average. PSK has a draw down risk of -14.84%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 5.1%. This fund has had very little volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 7/31/2015, the fund was trading at a price of $44.17, which is 0.4% below its 52-week high of $44.35 and 2.0% above its 52-week low of $43.29.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $252.20 million, PSK maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Equity Income peers of just 0.45% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As PSK is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stk ETF is managed by John A. Tucker at SSgA Funds Management Inc. This fund is one of 141 SSgA Funds Management Inc exchange-traded funds launched since 12/16/1998 that we track.
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