Looking for broad exposure to the Mid Cap Blend segment of the US equity market? You should consider the John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF (
JHMM Quick Quote JHMM - Free Report) , a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 09/28/2015.
The fund is sponsored by John Hancock. It has amassed assets over $1.97 billion, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the Mid Cap Blend segment of the US equity market.
Why Mid Cap Blend
Mid cap companies, with market capitalization in the range of $2 billion and $10 billion, offer investors many things that small and large companies don't, including less risk and higher growth opportunities. These types of companies, then, have a good balance of stability and growth potential.
Blend ETFs usually hold a mix of growth and value stocks as well as stocks that exhibit both value and growth characteristics.
Investors should also pay attention to an ETF's expense ratio. Lower cost products will produce better results than those with a higher cost, assuming all other metrics remain the same.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.42%, putting it on par with most peer products in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 0.98%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
While ETFs offer diversified exposure, which minimizes single stock risk, a deep look into a fund's holdings is a valuable exercise. And, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation to the Information Technology sector--about 19.80% of the portfolio. Industrials and Financials round out the top three.
Looking at individual holdings, Synopsys Inc (
SNPS Quick Quote SNPS - Free Report) accounts for about 0.51% of total assets, followed by Best Buy Co Inc ( BBY Quick Quote BBY - Free Report) and Cadence Design Sys Inc ( CDNS Quick Quote CDNS - Free Report) .
The top 10 holdings account for about 3.76% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
JHMM seeks to match the performance of the John Hancock Dimensional Mid Cap Index before fees and expenses. The John Hancock Dimensional Mid Cap Index comprises of a subset of securities in the U.S. Universe issued by companies whose market capitalizations are between the 200th and 951st largest U.S. company.
The ETF return is roughly 8.33% so far this year and it's up approximately 101.83% in the last one year (as of 03/24/2021). In the past 52-week period, it has traded between $26.61 and $49.78.
The ETF has a beta of 1.14 and standard deviation of 25.15% for the trailing three-year period, making it a medium risk choice in the space. With about 689 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF holds a Zacks ETF Rank of 2 (Buy), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Because of this, JHMM is an excellent option for investors seeking exposure to the Style Box - Mid Cap Blend segment of the market. There are other additional ETFs in the space that investors could consider as well.
The Vanguard MidCap ETF (
VO Quick Quote VO - Free Report) and the iShares Core S&P MidCap ETF ( IJH Quick Quote IJH - Free Report) track a similar index. While Vanguard MidCap ETF has $44.69 billion in assets, iShares Core S&P MidCap ETF has $58.66 billion. VO has an expense ratio of 0.04% and IJH charges 0.05%. Bottom-Line
Retail and institutional investors increasingly turn to passively managed ETFs because they offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; these kind of funds are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.
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