iShares iBoxx Invest. Grade Corp Bond
ALTAR
Score™
2.9% info Median Credit
S&P/Moody's
A-/A3
 
Yield to
Maturity
3.2% Current
Yield
3.7%
Macaulay
Duration
8.6 yrs Modified
Duration
8.5%


  • Description
  • Performance
  • Fundamentals
  • Rate Sensitivity
  • Rating
iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds.

FUND BASICS
Category Corporate
Fund Sponsor BlackRock Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Jul 26, 2002
Assets (mns) $38,292
Currency USD
Expense ratio 15 bp
Distributions Monthly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-End Investment Company
Custodian State Street Bank & Trust Co
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Optimized

ISSUER TYPE BREAKDOWN

CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 1790
No of distinct issuers 435
Inflation protected 0%
Variable/Fixed coupon 6% /94%
Non-standard maturity (callable, etc.) 50%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV 4.9% 2/01/46 0.5 %
GE CAPITAL INTERNATIO 4.4% 11/15/35 0.4 %
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV 3.7% 2/01/26 0.4 %
VERIZON COMMUNICATION 5.2% 9/15/23 0.3 %
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV 2.7% 2/01/21 0.3 %
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP I 6.8% 1/01/37 0.3 %
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV 4.7% 2/01/36 0.3 %
GE CAPITAL INTERNATIO 2.3% 11/15/20 0.2 %
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV 3.3% 2/01/23 0.2 %
VERIZON COMMUNICATION 5.0% 8/21/54 0.2 %
   
TOTAL 3.1 %

TOP ISSUERS
MICROSOFT CORPORATION2.0%
MORGAN STANLEY1.9%
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY1.8%
ANHEUSER BUSCH INBEV FINANCE, INC.1.6%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.1.6%

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 82.8 %
BRITAIN 5.4 %
NETHERLANDS 2.3 %
CANADA 1.7 %
IRELAND 1.3 %

 





HISTORICAL RETURNS info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru July 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
5.0% 0.9% 3.5% 6.0% 5.8%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
Barclays Agg. Bond 1.59 79%
S&P500 0.09 3%
MSCI EAFE 0.11 7%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.15 22%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $121.16
30d moving avg. $120.82
Annualized volatility 5.2%
Short interest (ETF) 3.2%
Relative strength (RSI) 55
Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 5,232
Avg. daily value traded (mns) $634
Turnover 1.6%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.01

Distributions


Yield Comparison

*Fund Category: CORPORATE

CREDIT QUALITY: MOODY'S

DISTRIBUTION YIELD (TRAILING 12 MONTHS)
Macaulay Duration info
 
LQD 8.6 yrs Category
Avg.*
4.7 yrs
 

Modified Duration info
 
LQD 8.5% Category
Avg.*
4.6%

RATE SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS info
Change
in YTM
New
YTM
Est. Price
Change
Est. New
Price
+300 bp 6.23% -18.5% $98.73
+200 bp 5.23% -13.9% $104.35
+150 bp 4.73% -11.0% $107.86
+100 bp 4.23% -7.7% $111.83
+75 bp 3.98% -5.9% $113.99
+50 bp 3.73% -4.0% $116.26
+25 bp 3.48% -2.1% $118.65
0 bp 3.23% 0% $121.16
-25 bp 2.98% 2.2% $123.78
-50 bp 2.73% 4.4% $126.52
-75 bp 2.48% 6.8% $129.37
-100 bp 2.23% 9.2% $132.34
-150 bp 1.73% 14.4% $138.62
-200 bp 1.23% 20.0% $145.37
-300 bp 0.23% 32.3% $160.26

*Fund Category: CORPORATE

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Adj. Yield to Maturity info 323 bp
Less: Annual "default factor" info 20 bp
Less: Expense ratio 15 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 2.88 %
 

Average ALTAR Score™ by Category
Aggregate 1.5%
Corporate 1.9%
Emerging Market 3.7%
Government 1.3%
Inflation Protected 1.5%
Mortgage 2.7%
Municipals 2.4%
 
*Note: The iShares iBoxx Invest. Grade Corp Bond is classified as a Corporate fund.

 

Our estimate of the impact of potential defaults on investor returns, based on historical default and recovery rates for bonds of similar credit rating and maturities.
See RATING tab for calculations of ALTAR Score™
Estimate of fund sensitivity to interest rate changes based on modified duration and convexity adjustment applied to underlying bonds. Note: Less meaningful for inflation-indexed bonds.
Adds expected inflation to real YTM for inflation-linked bonds so that all instruments are compared on a nominal basis
Weighted-average term to maturity of the cash flows from a bond. All else being equal, bonds of longer duration are more sensitive to changes in interest rates than bonds of shorter duration.
Approximation of the change in bond prices given a 100 basis point shift in interest rates. A better estimate, particularly for larger moves in interest rates, is provided by the Rate Sensitivity Analysis below.