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Top 10 Mid, Small-Cap ETFs

IJH (iShares MidCap ETF) also follows the S&P MidCap 400 Index. It was launched in May 2000. The expense ratio is lower at .20%. AUM of $9 billion and average daily trading volume is 1.3M shares. As of mid-September 2011 the annual dividend is $.56 making the yield .66% and YTD return -6.90%.

Data as of September 2011

IJH Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR): 1.23%
  2. Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX): 0.87%
  3. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (DLTR): 0.82%
  4. Lubrizol Corporation (LZ): 0.81%
  5. Perrigo Company (PRGO): 0.74%
  6. BorgWarner Inc (BWA): 0.73%
  7. HollyFrontier Corp (HFC): 0.70%
  8. Macerich Company (MAC): 0.60%
  9. Ametek, Inc. (AME): 0.59%
  10. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (CHD): 0.58%

IWR (iShares Russell MidCap ETF) follows the Russell MidCap Index. The fund was launched in July 2007. The expense ratio is .23%. AUM equal $6 billion and average daily trading volume is 430K shares. As of mid-September 2011 the annual dividend yield is 1.47 and YTD return -6.02%.  

Data as of September 2011

IWR Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Equity Residential (EQR): 0.47%
  2. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY): 0.45%
  3. H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ): 0.45%
  4. Spectra Energy Corp (SE): 0.44%
  5. PPL Corp (PPL): 0.44%
  6. Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED): 0.43%
  7. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC): 0.43%
  8. Lorillard, Inc. (LO): 0.42%
  9. Vornado Realty Trust Shs of Benef Int (VNO): 0.42%
  10. Noble Energy Inc (NBL): 0.41%

 

VOT (Vanguard MidCap Growth ETF) follows the MSCI US MidCap Growth Index which represent the growth companies of the MSCI US Mid Cap 450 Index. The fund was launched in August 2006. The expense ratio is .15%. AUM equal 1.1 billion and average daily trading volume is 211K shares. As of mid-September 2011 the annual dividend yield is .53% and YTD return -4.33%.  

Alternative issues to consider include IJK (iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth ETF) and IWP (iShares Russell MidCap Growth). Both funds have high AUM and good liquidity but higher expense ratios. Their advantage may be with index structure and better liquidity.

Data as of September 2011

VOT Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. El Paso Corporation (EP): 1.15%
  2. Netflix, Inc. (NFLX): 1.07%
  3. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR): 0.92%
  4. AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC): 0.92%
  5. Consol Energy Inc (CNX): 0.89%
  6. Mylan Inc (MYL): 0.87%
  7. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (HOT): 0.87%
  8. FMC Technologies, Inc. (FTI): 0.87%
  9. Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX): 0.86%
  10. CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF): 0.81%

 

VOE (Vanguard MidCap Value ETF) follows the MSCI US MidCap Value Index. The fund was launched in August 2006. The expense ratio is .15%.  AUM equal $770M and average daily trading volume is 109K shares. As of mid-September 2011 the annual dividend was $1.00 making the current yield 2$ and YTD return -6.89%.

Alternative choices might include IJJ (iShares S&P 400 MidCap Value ETF) with AUM of $2 billion and an expense ratio of .25% and YTD -10.47%

Data as of September 2011

VOE Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Humana (HUM): 1.14%
  2. Dover Corporation (DOV): 1.06%
  3. Goodrich Corporation (GR): 1.01%
  4. AvalonBay Communities Inc (AVB): 0.93%
  5. Limited Brands, Inc. (LTD): 0.89%
  6. Bunge Ltd (BG): 0.84%
  7. Cooper Industries PLC. (CBE): 0.83%
  8. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc: 0.81%
  9. Mattel, Inc. (MAT): 0.81%
  10. Liberty Media Corp., IActive Shs A (LINTA): 0.80%

IWS (iShares Russell MidCap Value ETF) follows the Russell MidCap Value Index. The fund was launched in July 2001. The expense ratio is .31%. AUM equal $2.5 billion and average daily trading volume is around 648K shares. As of mid-September 2011 the current dividend is $.55 making the current yield 1.30% and YTD return -7.84%.

Data as of September 2011

IWS Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY): 0.91%
  2. Spectra Energy Corp (SE): 0.89%
  3. Equity Residential (EQR): 0.88%
  4. PPL Corp (PPL): 0.88%
  5. Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED): 0.87%
  6. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC): 0.86%
  7. Lorillard, Inc. (LO): 0.84%
  8. Aon Corp. (AON): 0.81%
  9. HCP Inc (HCP): 0.80%
  10. Progress Energy, Inc. (PGN): 0.76%

IWM (iShares Russell 2000 ETF) tracks the Russell 2000 index which consists of the smallest 2000 stocks in the Russell 3000 index. The fund was launched in May 2000. The expense ratio is .28%. AUM equal $13.7 billion and average daily trading volume exceeds 80M shares. As of mid-September 2011 the dividend is $.52 making the current yield roughly .74% and YTD return -11.62%.

Data as of September 2011

IWM Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. InterDigital Inc (IDCC): 0.29%
  2. MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA): 0.24%
  3. American Campus Communities, Inc. (ACC): 0.24%
  4. Healthspring, Inc. (HS): 0.24%
  5. World Fuel Services Corporation (INT): 0.24%
  6. Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA): 0.24%
  7. Home Properties, Inc. (HME): 0.24%
  8. Coeur D'Alene Mines Corporation (CDE): 0.23%
  9. Berry Petroleum Co (BRY): 0.23%
  10. Henry Jack & Associates, Inc. (JKHY): 0.23%

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