The Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF (FIDU) was launched on 10/21/2013, and is a passively managed exchange traded fund designed to offer broad exposure to the Industrials - Broad segment of the equity market.
An increasingly popular option among retail and institutional investors, passively managed ETFs offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; they are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.
Sector ETFs also provide investors access to a broad group of companies in particular sectors that offer low risk and diversified exposure. Industrials - Broad is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 11, placing it in bottom 31%.
The fund is sponsored by Fidelity. It has amassed assets over $494.80 M, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Industrials - Broad segment of the equity market. FIDU seeks to match the performance of the MSCI USA IMI Industrials Index before fees and expenses.
MSCI USA IMI Industrials Index represents the performance of the industrial sector in the U.S. equity market.
When considering an ETF's total return, expense ratios are an important factor, and cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts in the long term if all other factors remain equal.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.08%, making it the least expensive product in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 1.66%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
ETFs offer a diversified exposure and thus minimize single stock risk but it is still important to delve into a fund's holdings before investing. Most ETFs are very transparent products and many disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Industrials sector--about 100% of the portfolio.
Looking at individual holdings, Boeing Co/the (BA) accounts for about 6.65% of total assets, followed by 3m Co (MMM) and Honeywell International Inc (HON).
The top 10 holdings account for about 36.74% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
The ETF return is roughly 2.29% and is up about 13.71% so far this year and in the past one year (as of 08/09/2018), respectively. FIDU has traded between $34.23 and $41.16 during this last 52-week period.
The ETF has a beta of 1.14 and standard deviation of 14.49% for the trailing three-year period, making it a medium risk choice in the space. With about 350 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF holds a Zacks ETF Rank of 2 (Buy), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Because of this, FIDU is a great option for investors seeking exposure to the Industrials ETFs segment of the market. There are other additional ETFs in the space that investors could consider as well.
Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS) tracks MSCI US Investable Market Industrials 25/50 Index and the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) tracks Industrial Select Sector Index. Vanguard Industrials ETF has $3.80 B in assets, Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund has $13.27 B. VIS has an expense ratio of 0.10% and XLI charges 0.13%.
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