Launched on 10/21/2013, the Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF (FIDU) is a passively managed exchange traded fund designed to provide a broad exposure to the Industrials - Broad segment of the equity market.
Passively managed ETFs are becoming increasingly popular with institutional as well as retail investors due to their low cost, transparency, flexibility and tax efficiency. They are excellent vehicles for long term investors.
Investor-friendly, sector ETFs provide many options to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Industrials - 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 Fidelity. It has amassed assets over $373.52 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Industrials - Broad segment of the equity market. FIDU seeks to match the performance of the MSCI USA IMI Industrials Index before fees and expenses.
MSCI USA IMI Industrials Index represents the performance of the industrial sector in the U.S. equity market.
Since cheaper funds tend to produce better results than more expensive funds, assuming all other factors remain equal, it is important for investors to pay attention to an ETF's expense ratio.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.08%, making it the least expensive product in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 1.74%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
Even though ETFs offer diversified exposure that minimizes single stock risk, investors should also look at the actual holdings inside the fund. Luckily, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Industrials sector--about 99.90% of the portfolio.
Looking at individual holdings, Union Pacific Corp (UNP) accounts for about 4.30% of total assets, followed by Honeywell International Inc (HON) and United Parcel Service Cl B (UPS).
The top 10 holdings account for about 31.32% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
So far this year, FIDU has lost about -3.19%, and it's up approximately 6.37% in the last one year (as of 08/14/2020). During this past 52-week period, the fund has traded between $25.14 and $43.87.
The ETF has a beta of 1.17 and standard deviation of 25.86% for the trailing three-year period, making it a medium risk choice in the space. With about 337 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF sports a Zacks ETF Rank of 4 (Sell), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. FIDU, then, is not a great choice for investors seeking exposure to the Industrials ETFs segment of the market. Instead, there are better ETFs in the space to consider.
Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS) tracks MSCI US Investable Market Industrials 25/50 Index and the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) tracks Industrial Select Sector Index. Vanguard Industrials ETF has $3.15 billion in assets, Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF has $11.14 billion. VIS has an expense ratio of 0.10% and XLI charges 0.13%.
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Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF (FIDU): ETF Research Reports
Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) : Free Stock Analysis Report
Honeywell International Inc. (HON) : Free Stock Analysis Report
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Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS): ETF Research Reports
Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI): ETF Research Reports
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