Looking for broad exposure to the Mid Cap Growth segment of the US equity market? You should consider the Invesco S&P MidCap Momentum ETF (XMMO), a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 03/03/2005.
The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $1.08 billion, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the Mid Cap Growth segment of the US equity market.
Why Mid Cap Growth
Mid cap companies have market capitalization between $2 billion and $10 billion. They usually have higher growth prospects than large cap companies and are less volatile than small cap companies. These types of companies, then, have a good balance of stability and growth potential.
While growth stocks do boast higher than average sales and earnings growth rates, and they are expected to grow faster than the wider market, investors should note these kinds of stocks have higher valuations. Further, growth stocks have a higher level of volatility associated with them. Compared to value stocks, growth stocks are a safer bet in a strong bull market, but don't perform as strongly in almost all other financial environments.
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 0.34%, putting it on par with most peer products in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 1.04%.
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 to the Industrials sector--about 39.60% of the portfolio. Consumer Discretionary and Information Technology round out the top three.
Looking at individual holdings, Jabil Inc (JBL) accounts for about 5.16% of total assets, followed by Builders Firstsource Inc (BLDR) and Super Micro Computer Inc (SMCI).
The top 10 holdings account for about 31.76% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
XMMO seeks to match the performance of the S&P MIDCAP 400 MOMENTUM INDEX before fees and expenses. The S&P Midcap 400 Momentum Index is composed of securities with strong growth characteristics selected from the Russell Midcap Index.
The ETF has added roughly 11.17% so far this year and was up about 5.90% in the last one year (as of 11/22/2023). In the past 52-week period, it has traded between $71.28 and $83.35.
The ETF has a beta of 0.98 and standard deviation of 21.86% for the trailing three-year period. With about 79 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
Invesco S&P MidCap Momentum 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, XMMO is a great option for investors seeking exposure to the Style Box - Mid Cap Growth segment of the market. There are other additional ETFs in the space that investors could consider as well.
The Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF (VOT) and the iShares Russell Mid-Cap Growth ETF (IWP) track a similar index. While Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF has $10.77 billion in assets, iShares Russell Mid-Cap Growth ETF has $13.04 billion. VOT has an expense ratio of 0.07% and IWP charges 0.23%.
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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