The Invesco S&P SmallCap Information Technology ETF (
PSCT Quick Quote PSCT - Free Report) was launched on 04/07/2010, and is a passively managed exchange traded fund designed to offer broad exposure to the Technology - Broad segment of the equity market.
An increasingly popular option among retail and institutional investors, passively managed ETFs offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; they are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.
Sector ETFs are also funds of convenience, offering many ways to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Technology - Broad is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 8, placing it in top 50%.
The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $525.74 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Technology - Broad segment of the equity market. PSCT seeks to match the performance of the S&P SmallCap 600 Capped Information Technology Index before fees and expenses.
The S&P SmallCap 600 Capped Information Technology Index measures the overall performance of common stocks of US information technology companies.
When considering an ETF's total return, expense ratios are an important factor, and cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts in the long term if all other factors remain equal.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.29%, making it one of the least expensive products in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 0.01%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
ETFs offer a diversified exposure and thus minimize single stock risk but it is still important to delve into a fund's holdings before investing. Most ETFs are very transparent products and many disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Information Technology sector--about 100% of the portfolio.
Looking at individual holdings, Power Integrations Inc (
POWI Quick Quote POWI - Free Report) accounts for about 4.42% of total assets, followed by Sps Commerce Inc ( SPSC Quick Quote SPSC - Free Report) and Maxlinear Inc ( MXL Quick Quote MXL - Free Report) .
The top 10 holdings account for about 31.41% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
The ETF return is roughly 0% and is up about 26.26% so far this year and in the past one year (as of 01/03/2022), respectively. PSCT has traded between $121.75 and $156 during this last 52-week period.
The ETF has a beta of 1.16 and standard deviation of 29.53% for the trailing three-year period, making it a high risk choice in the space. With about 69 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
Invesco S&P SmallCap Information Technology ETF carries a Zacks ETF Rank of 3 (Hold), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Thus, PSCT is a reasonable option for those seeking exposure to the Technology ETFs area of the market. Investors might also want to consider some other ETF options in the space.
Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (
XLK Quick Quote XLK - Free Report) tracks Technology Select Sector Index and the Vanguard Information Technology ETF ( VGT Quick Quote VGT - Free Report) tracks MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index. Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF has $51.87 billion in assets, Vanguard Information Technology ETF has $56.32 billion. XLK has an expense ratio of 0.12% and VGT charges 0.10%. Bottom Line
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