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iShares Preferred&Income Securities ETF

PFF - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.3%
  • Net Assets $19.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 15.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$39.42
$35.76
$39.42

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.46%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 28.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Preferred Stock

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Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$39.31

-0.28%

$19.60 B

4.47%

$1.76

2.23%

0.46%

$14.48

-0.34%

$12.13 B

4.89%

$0.71

0.49%

0.85%

$10.55

0.00%

$8.31 B

4.22%

$0.45

0.76%

0.81%

$15.24

+0.07%

$7.27 B

4.87%

$0.74

-0.13%

0.52%

$20.66

+0.05%

$7.03 B

4.51%

$0.93

2.38%

0.85%

PFF - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 4.97%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 4.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    iShares
  • Inception Date
    Mar 26, 2007
  • Shares Outstanding
    498500000
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Greg Savage

Fund Description

The fund may invest at least 80% of its assets in the component securities of the index and may invest up to 20% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, as well as in securities not included in the index, but which the advisor believes will help the fund track the index.


PFF - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period PFF Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.2% -9.6% 14.9% 32.11%
1 Yr 19.9% 6.4% 54.2% 30.61%
3 Yr 7.0%* 1.3% 11.9% 60.81%
5 Yr 5.3%* 2.2% 10.2% 78.79%
10 Yr 5.9%* 5.4% 11.0% 90.48%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PFF Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 2.4% -79.5% 4.8% 10.47%
2019 9.8% 2.3% 20.1% 89.19%
2018 -10.1% -19.0% -5.7% 53.73%
2017 2.3% -5.0% 18.5% 81.97%
2016 -4.2% -6.1% 1.7% 94.92%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period PFF Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.1% -9.6% 14.9% 36.70%
1 Yr 19.9% 0.4% 54.2% 26.89%
3 Yr 7.0%* -0.4% 11.9% 43.27%
5 Yr 5.3%* 1.9% 10.2% 63.53%
10 Yr 5.9%* 2.9% 11.0% 66.07%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PFF Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 2.4% -24.8% 4.8% 11.63%
2019 9.8% 2.3% 20.1% 89.19%
2018 -10.1% -19.0% -1.8% 62.69%
2017 2.3% -5.0% 18.5% 95.08%
2016 -4.2% -6.1% 7.5% 94.92%

PFF - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

PFF Category Low Category High PFF % Rank
Net Assets 19.6 B 5.02 M 19.6 B 1.22%
Number of Holdings 507 27 507 0.81%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.01 B 2.06 K 3.01 B 0.81%
Weighting of Top 10 15.35% 13.0% 48.5% 79.03%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Broadcom Inc Broadcom Inc 8 % Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock Ser A 2.50%
  2. Wells Fargo & Co 7 1/2 % Non Cum Perp Conv Pfd Shs -A- Series -L- 1.81%
  3. Bank of America Corp 7 1/4 % Non-Cum Perp Conv Pfd Shs Series -L- 1.43%
  4. Danaher Corp PRF CONVERT 15/04/2022 USD - Ser A 1.22%
  5. GMAC Capital Trust I Pfd Secs 2011-15.2.40 Gtd Series 2 1.20%
  6. ArcelorMittal S.A. 5.5% 1.19%
  7. Citigroup Capital XIII Floating Rate Trust Pfd Secs Registered 2010-30.10.4 1.09%
  8. NextEra Energy Inc Unit 1.06%
  9. Danaher Corp 5% PRF PERPETUAL USD 1000 - Ser B 1.05%
  10. NextEra Energy Inc Unit (Corporate Unit 09/01/2023) 0.98%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High PFF % Rank
Preferred Stocks
90.13% 3.32% 116.67% 41.94%
Stocks
9.11% 0.00% 54.48% 8.06%
Cash
0.77% -27.91% 13.68% 51.61%
Other
0.00% 0.00% 16.70% 68.55%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 34.86% 71.77%
Bonds
0.00% -0.12% 83.55% 72.58%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PFF % Rank
Utilities
80.19% 0.00% 100.00% 37.50%
Industrials
11.36% 0.00% 22.19% 5.36%
Basic Materials
3.98% 0.00% 16.41% 8.93%
Healthcare
3.77% 0.00% 10.46% 26.79%
Real Estate
0.70% 0.00% 100.00% 41.07%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 37.50%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 60.71%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 39.40% 46.43%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 60.60% 46.43%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 1.67% 37.50%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 37.50%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PFF % Rank
US
8.64% 0.00% 50.35% 8.06%
Non US
0.47% 0.00% 4.13% 19.35%

PFF - Expenses

Operational Fees

PFF Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.46% 0.01% 2.80% 55.75%
Management Fee 0.46% 0.00% 1.21% 15.85%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.55% N/A

Sales Fees

PFF Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.00% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 2.25% N/A

Trading Fees

PFF Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

PFF Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 28.00% 6.30% 166.00% 28.21%

PFF - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

PFF Category Low Category High PFF % Rank
Dividend Yield 4.58% 0.00% 1.05% 5.65%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

PFF Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

PFF Category Low Category High PFF % Rank
Net Income Ratio 4.97% 2.28% 7.54% 38.75%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

PFF Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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PFF - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Greg Savage


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2008

13.5

13.5%

Greg Savage, Managing Director; has been associated with BlackRock Fund Advisors since 2009. Mr. Savage has been a senior portfolio manager for BFA and BTC since 2009. Prior to his employment with BFA and BTC, Mr. Savage was a senior portfolio manager from 2006 to 2009 for BGFA and BGI and a portfolio manager from 2001 to 2006 for BGFA and BGI.

Jennifer Hsui


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 01, 2012

8.92

8.9%

Jennifer Hsui, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager at BlackRock Investment Management LLC has been employed by BlackRock Fund Advisors as a senior portfolio manager since 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Hsui was a portfolio manager from 2006 to 2007 for BGFA. She was a research analyst for RBC Capital Markets from 2003 to 2006.

Alan Mason


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 15, 2016

5.21

5.2%

Alan Mason is a Managing Director of BlackRock Advisors, LLC since 2009. Previously, Mr. Mason was a Managing Director of Barclays Global Investors from 2008 to 2009 and a Principal from 1996 to 2008.

Amy Whitelaw


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 01, 2018

2.92

2.9%

Amy Whitelaw is Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. since 2013 and was Director of the firm from 2009 to 2012. Ms. Whitelaw's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including her years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Ms. Whitelaw served as Principal of BGI from 2000 to 2009. Previously Ms. Whitelaw worked in the Transition Services group as a transition manager and strategist, and was also an international equity trader on BGI’s trading desk.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 29.4 7.46 10.5