Utility ETFs

Most of these ETFs invest in the stocks of companies in the utilities sector. The ETFs in this category is ideal for investors looking to veer away from volatility in the equity markets while gaining exposure to income-producing stocks. The risk does come in if interest rates rise to a level where stocks get competition from other income-generating options such as high-yield CDs.

D

Category Grade

This category ranks #43 out of 65 ETF categories.

B
Buy

Avg. SMART Grade

The average cap-weighted SMART Grade for ETFs in this category is B (Buy).


Fund Symbol/Name Last Open High Low 52-Wk Hi 52-Wk Lo Day Chg YTD Chg 12-Mo Chg AUM Exp. Ratio SMART Grade
INFR
Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF
27.60 27.83 27.83 27.60 30.39 27.00 -0.15
(-0.54%)
-6.38% -3.06% 38.72M 0.53% A
Strong Buy
XLU
SPDR Select Sector Fund - Utilities
50.50 50.35 50.63 50.24 57.23 47.37 +0.22
(0.44%)
-4.14% -5.43% 7.07B 0.14% B
Buy
IDU
iShares U.S. Utilities ETF
128.41 127.96 128.62 127.79 142.50 119.51 +0.53
(0.41%)
-3.36% -3.81% 581.72M 0.44% B
Buy
FUTY
Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF
33.37 33.25 33.43 33.22 37.01 30.99 +0.16
(0.48%)
-3.30% -3.67% 292.34M 0.08% B
Buy
FXU
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund
25.59 25.62 25.65 25.57 28.59 23.46 -0.04
(-0.16%)
-1.65% -8.35% 267.83M 0.62% B
Buy
RYU
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF
83.03 82.54 83.15 82.54 91.25 77.44 +0.26
(0.31%)
-3.19% -4.46% 140.90M 0.40% B
Buy
VPU
Vanguard Utilities ETF - DNQ
112.97 112.61 113.24 112.48 125.54 104.82 +0.48
(0.43%)
-3.10% -3.58% 2.55B 0.10% C
Neutral
PSCU
PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio
52.07 52.08 52.08 52.00 57.53 47.05 -0.49
(-0.93%)
-1.42% 1.96% 47.34M 0.29% C
Neutral
PUI
PowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum Portfolio
27.14 27.03 27.17 27.03 29.97 23.64 +0.06
(0.22%)
-2.48% -3.45% 39.31M 0.50% C
Neutral
UTES
ETFIS Series Trust I Reaves Utilities ETF
31.51 31.51 31.51 31.51 34.83 29.65 0.00
(0.00%)
-3.25% -4.28% 12.80M 0.95% C
Neutral
UTLF
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Utilities ETF
25.45 25.45 25.45 25.45 28.56 23.93 0.00
(0.00%)
-4.50% -6.23% 2.57M 0.35% C
Neutral
JHMU
John Hancock Multifactor Utilities ETF
26.75 26.75 26.75 26.75 29.74 25.00 0.00
(0.00%)
-2.73% -1.62% 17.58M 0.50% NR
Not Rated

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