WisdomTree Earnings 500 Index

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The WisdomTree Earnings 500 Index is a fundamentally weighted index that measures the performance of earnings-generating companies within the large-capitalization segment of the U.S. Stock Market. Companies in the index are incorporated and listed in the U.S and have generated positive cumulative earnings over their most recent four fiscal quarters prior to the index measurement date. The index is comprised of the 500 largest companies ranked by market capitalization in the WisdomTree Earnings Index. The index is earnings-weighted in December of each year to reflect the proportionate share of the aggregate earnings each component company has generated. Companies with greater earnings generally have larger weights in the index. WisdomTree Investments uses "Core Earnings", computed by Standard & Poors, as the weighting metric. Core Earnings is a standardized calculation of earnings developed by Standard & Poors designed to include expenses, incomes and activities that reflect the actual profitability of an enterprises ongoing operations.

Index Facts

  • As of 05/04/2016
Bloomberg Index Symbol WTEPS
Exchange Index Symbol WTE
Index Inception Date 02/01/2007
Base Index Value 200
Number of Components in Index 492
Current Index Value 279.60
Total Return Index Closing Value 344.57
Total Index Market Capitalization ($ Trillion) 17.38
Index MarketCap Breakdown
Large Cap (> $10 Billion) 93.34%
Mid Cap (≥ $2 Billion and ≤ $10 Billion) 6.60%
Small Cap (< $2 Billion) 0.00%

Index Statistics

  • As of 05/04/2016
Dividend Yield 2.25
Price/Earnings 14.64
Estimated Price/Earnings 14.41
Price/Book 2.38
Price/Sales 1.49
Price/Cash Flow 9.51

Top Components

  • As of 05/04/2016
Components Weight
1. Apple Inc 4.64%
2. Berkshire Hathaway Inc 2.58%
3. Exxon Mobil Corp 2.51%
4. JPMorgan Chase & Co 2.45%
5. Wells Fargo & Co 2.07%
6. Wal-Mart Stores Inc 1.80%
7. Johnson & Johnson 1.71%
8. Verizon Communications Inc 1.63%
9. Gilead Sciences Inc 1.51%
10. International Business Machines Corp 1.49%
  • Subject to change without notice.

Industry Group Breakdown

  • As of 05/04/2016
Industry Group Weight
1. Diversified Financials 10.07%
2. Software & Services 8.76%
3. Technology Hardware & Equipment 7.71%
4. Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology & Life Sciences 7.44%
5. Capital Goods 7.13%
6. Insurance 5.81%
7. Food Beverage & Tobacco 5.44%
8. Energy 5.16%
9. Banks 4.24%
10. Media 4.06%

Country Allocation

  • As of 05/04/2016
Country Weight
1. United States 100.00%

Important Information about Index Performance

Index performance does not represent actual fund or portfolio performance. A fund or portfolio may differ significantly from the securities included in the Index. Index performance assumes reinvestment of dividends, but does not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or other expenses that would be incurred by a portfolio or fund, or brokerage commissions on transactions in Fund shares. Such fees, expenses and commissions could reduce returns. WisdomTree Investments, its affiliates and their independent providers are not liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.

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  • Index Dividend Yield is a measure of the annual dividends of the shares of all Index components divided by the Index value.
  • Price/Book Ratio is a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value.
  • Price/Earnings Ratio is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to its per-share earnings.
  • Estimated Price/Earnings is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to the consensus estimates for per-share earnings over the next 12 months.
  • Price/Cash Flow Ratio is a measure of the market's expectations of a firm's future financial health.
  • Price/Sales Ratio is a ratio for valuing a stock relative to its own past performance, other companies or the market itself.
  • The S&P 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks selected by the Standard & Poors Index Committee designed to represent the performance of the leading industries in the United States economy.
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  • Total Return Index Values assume reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, which apply to non-U.S. dividends.
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