iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF

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IBB : NASDAQ : Financial
$289.44 | %
Today's Range: 284.87 - 289.77
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,445,800
07/29/16 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:06/30/2016
  • Price as of 06/30/2016 :$256.36
  • Net Assets:$5,424.3 Million
  • NAV:$262.68
  • Premium-2.41%
  • Peer Rank:20 of 32
  • Investment Rating:C-
  • Performance:C
  • RiskC
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We rate iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology at C-. Positive factors that influence this rating include a well above average total return, low price volatility, low expense structure and long term portfolio management tenure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Health/Biotechnology strategy.


Total return ranks very high in comparison with peers over the last three years. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology has returned an annual rate of 6.48% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 19.27% in the last five years, 13.03% in the last three years, and -29.07% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 97% of them. It has also outpaced 81% of its competitors on a three year basis and 4% of them over the last year for the period ending 6/30/2016. On a year to date basis, IBB has returned -22.38%.

Downside risk has been above average. IBB has a draw down risk of -33.58%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 26.4%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 6/30/2016, the fund was trading at a price of $256.36, which is 10.6% below its 52-week high of $286.81 and 6.7% above its 52-week low of $240.30.

Low expense ratio helps performance. As IBB is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.

The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology is managed by Diane Hsiung at BlackRock Fund Advisors. This fund is one of 305 BlackRock Fund Advisors exchange-traded funds launched since 3/12/1996 that we track.

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