Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW)

106.41
Data as of Apr 17
 +0.29 / +0.27%
Today’s Change
83.20
Today|||52-Week Range
108.84
+3.06%
Year-to-Date

Investment Objective

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index (IMI)/Materials 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the materials sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). It attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The fund is non-diversified.

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Performance

1 month+0.61% 3 years+9.46%
3 months+3.66% 5 years+19.12%
1 year+29.09% Since inception+9.84%
Data through 04/18/2014

Quote Details

Previous close$106.12
Open day’s range105.99 – 106.62
Net asset value (NAV)106.40 (04/17/2014)
Daily volume125,116
Average volume (3 months)113,078
Data as of 3:59pm ET, 04/17/2014

Peer Comparisonvs. Natural resources ETFs

 VAWCategory
Performance 5-yr return+19.12%+17.55%
Expense Gross exp ratio0.14%0.53%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.010.80
Net assets$1.3B$607.5M
Average market cap$15.6B$20.4B
Average P/E19.017.8
Dividend / Share--0.27%

Competitors

RTM Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Materi...
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR® Fund
PYZ PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum...

Holdings

Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 83.98%
Consumer goods 11.49%
Business service 1.96%
Consumer service 1.35%
Energy 1.13%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
DD E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company7.69%
MON Monsanto Company7.40%
DOW Dow Chemical Co7.29%
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV5.17%
PX Praxair, Inc.4.77%
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold4.25%
ECL Ecolab, Inc.3.62%
PPG PPG Industries, Inc.3.40%
APD Air Products & Chemicals Inc3.11%
IP International Paper Co.2.39%

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