EFA

iShares MSCI EAFE

The iShares MSCI EAFE Index fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the MSCI EAFE Index. The index consists of the stocks in developed markets in Europe, Australia and the Far East.


7.0%

ALTAR Score™
Trend in ALTAR Score™
Percentile: 43rd

NEUTRAL

Recommendation
Fund Basics
Fund sponsorBarclays Global Investors
CategoryInternational Equities
Asset classEquity
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Inception dateAug 14, 2001
Assets (mns)$63,801
Expense ratio31 bp
CurrencyUSD
Constituent Breakdown
No. of constituents925
Herfindahl-Hirschman Index 36
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns)$63,105
Large cap (>$10bn)85.1%
Mid cap ($2-10bn)14.5%
Small cap (<$2bn)0.2%
Developed mkts.99.8%
Emerging mkts.0.2%
Fund Structure
RegulationOpen-End Investment Co
DistributionsSemi-Annually
Taxation1099
Stock selectionMarket Cap
WeightingMarket Cap
Smart-betaNo
Derivatives-basedNo
Options availableYes
Currency hedgedNo
Fund of fundsNo
Top 10 Holdings
NESTLE SA-REG 2.1 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 1.3 %
NOVARTIS AG-REG 1.2 %
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 1.2 %
BP PLC 1.1 %
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC-A SHS 1.0 %
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 1.0 %
TOTAL SA 1.0 %
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC-B SHS 0.9 %
AIA GROUP LTD 0.9 %
Sector Breakdown
Country Exposure
JAPAN 23.0 %
BRITAIN 14.4 %
FRANCE 10.3 %
SWITZERLAND 9.0 %
GERMANY 8.6 %
Historical Performance


Standardized Annual Returns (as of 03/31/2019)
YTD1 YR2 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRIncep.
10.3% -4.0% 5.0% 7.4% 2.3% 8.8% 5.7%
Market Correlations
versus...BetaR-squared
S&P 5000.7358%
MSCI EAFE0.9697%
MSCI Emg Mkts0.6364%
Liquidity Measures
Avg. volume (000)26,656
Turnover2.8%
Avg. Bid/Ask (% of price)0.02%
ADV of underlying (mns)$49,648
Technical Indicators
Recent close$66.71
30d moving avg.$65.23
Annualized volatility10.2%
Relative strength (RSI)62
Short interest (ETF)4.0%
Short interest (underlying)0.0%
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Alternative ETFs
Ticker Fund Name Overlap
vs. EFA
Expenses
vs. EFA
ALTAR Score™
vs. EFA
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged 95.0% +4 bp 0.0%
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free 88.7% -11 bp +0.2%
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Int'l 86.7% -11 bp +0.4%
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America 86.5% -24 bp +0.6%
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE 84.0% -23 bp +0.1%
SCHF Schwab International Equity 79.9% -25 bp +0.3%
IDEV iShares Core MSCI Int'l Developed Markets 78.2% -26 bp +0.1%
SPDW SPDR Portfolio World ex-US 73.9% -27 bp +0.2%
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized 72.2% -11 bp +0.0%
VEA Vanguard Europe Pacific 72.1% -24 bp +0.3%
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International 71.2% +14 bp +0.2%
DWM WisdomTree DEFA Fund 67.5% +17 bp +0.3%
PXF Invesco FTSE-RAFI Developed ex-US 67.1% +14 bp +1.1%
FNDF Schwab Fundamental Intl Large Cap 66.2% -6 bp +0.2%
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex-US Hedged 64.9% +9 bp +0.4%
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Int'l Equity 64.8% +4 bp +0.4%
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex-US 64.3% 0 bp +0.4%
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Int'l Equity 62.3% -6 bp -0.1%
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe 62.2% -21 bp -0.1%
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US 62.2% -22 bp +0.5%

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ALTAR Score™

EFA

7.0%

Cat. Avg

7.4%

Fund Category: International Equities

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Recommendation

NEUTRAL

Average appreciation potential. A rating of NEUTRAL is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the middle quintile (ranking between 40%-60%) of their category. This indicates that valuations adequately reflect the fundamentals of stocks in these funds.

Category Overview
There are 303 funds in the International Equities category, with an average ALTAR Score™ of 7.4% and a standard deviation of 2.0%. EFA's ALTAR Score™ is approximately 0.2 standard deviations below the category average. This places EFA in the 43rd percentile among funds in the category.
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