EFA

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF

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.


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Fund Basics
Fund sponsorBarclays Global Investors
CategoryInternational Equities
Asset classEquity
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Inception dateAug 14, 2001
Assets (mns)$52,481
Expense ratio35 bp
CurrencyUSD
Sector Breakdown
Fund Structure
RegulationOpen-Ended Fund
DistributionsSemi-Annually
Taxation1099
Stock selectionMarket Cap
WeightingMarket Cap
Holdings TransparencyFull
Derivatives-basedNo
Options availableYes
Currency hedgedNo
Fund of fundsNo
Top 10 Holdings Complete list  + 
NOVO NORDISK A/S-B 2.4 %
ASML HOLDING NV 2.3 %
NESTLE SA-REG 1.7 %
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUI 1.5 %
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 1.5 %
NOVARTIS AG 1.3 %
SHELL PLC 1.3 %
ASTRAZENECA PLC 1.2 %
SAP AG 1.2 %
ROCHE HOLDING LTD 1.1 %
Constituent Breakdown
Number of holdings784
Herfindahl-Hirschman Index 49
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns)$83,151
Large cap (>$10bn)90.1%
Mid cap ($2-10bn)9.7%
Small cap (<$2bn)0.1%
Developed mkts.99.9%
Emerging mkts.0.1%
Country Exposure
JAPAN 23.3 %
BRITAIN 13.1 %
FRANCE 10.9 %
SWITZERLAND 10.0 %
GERMANY 8.4 %
AUSTRALIA 7.1 %
NETHERLANDS 5.4 %
DENMARK 3.6 %
SWEDEN 3.0 %
SPAIN 2.5 %
Historical Performance


Standardized Annual Returns (as of 02/29/2024)
YTD1 YR2 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRIncep.
0.0% 12.0% 4.4% 3.7% 6.3% 4.1% 5.8%
Market Correlations
versus...BetaR-squared
S&P 5000.8978%
MSCI EAFE1.04100%
MSCI Emg Mkts0.8367%
Liquidity Measures
Avg. volume (000)13,374
Turnover2.0%
Avg. Bid/Ask (% of price)0.01%
ADV of underlying (mns)$52,362
Technical Indicators
Recent close$77.25
30d moving avg.$71.80
Annualized volatility17.9%
Relative strength (RSI)73
Short interest (ETF)6.5%
Short interest (underlying)0.0%
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Results & Estimates
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Valuation Metrics
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ETF Research Center Fund Rating

Our measure of an ETF's overall investment merit

ALTAR Score™

EFA

6.4%

Cat. Avg

7.2%

Fund Category: International Equities

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Equals: ALTAR Score™6.4%
Recommendation

UNDERWEIGHT

Below average appreciation potential. A rating of UNDERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 2nd quintile (ranking higher than only 20%-40%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at relatively expensive valuations and/or having below-average fundamentals.

Category Overview
There are 257 funds in the International Equities category, with an average ALTAR Score™ of 7.2% and a standard deviation of 2.4%. EFA's ALTAR Score™ is approximately 0.3 standard deviations below the category average. This places EFA in the 37th percentile among funds in the category.
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Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Comparison
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EFA 35.0 1.4 36.4
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