WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Index

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The WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Index is a fundamentally weighted index that consists of the small-capitalization segment of dividend-paying stocks with growth characteristics. The primary starting screening universe for this index is the constituents of the WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Index, or the bottom 25% of the market capitalization of the WisdomTree Dividend Index after the 300 largest companies have been removed. From this primary universe, the Index is comprised of the top 50% of companies with the best combined rank of growth and quality factors. The growth factor ranking is based on long-term earnings growth expectations, while the quality factor ranking is based on three year historical averages for return on equity and return on assets. The Index is dividend weighted annually to reflect the proportionate share of the aggregate cash dividends each component company is projected to pay in the coming year, based on the most recently declared dividend per share. The index was established with a base value of 200 on April 11, 2013.

Prior to August 31, 2015, the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Index was named the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Index.

Index Facts

  • As of 09/29/2016
Bloomberg Index Symbol WTSDG
Exchange Index Symbol
Index Inception Date 04/12/2013
Base Index Value 200
Number of Components in Index 264
Current Index Value 258.98
Total Return Index Closing Value 282.24
Total Index Market Capitalization ($ Trillion) 0.31
Index MarketCap Breakdown
Large Cap (> $10 Billion) 0.00%
Mid Cap (≥ $2 Billion and ≤ $10 Billion) 32.18%
Small Cap (< $2 Billion) 67.82%

Index Statistics

  • As of 09/29/2016
Dividend Yield 2.33
Price/Earnings 22.16
Estimated Price/Earnings 17.56
Price/Book 2.35
Price/Sales 0.98
Price/Cash Flow 9.31
Gross Buyback Yield 2.67
Net Buyback Yield 1.76

Top Components

  • As of 09/29/2016
Components Weight
1. Nu Skin Enterprises Inc 2.96%
2. Joy Global Inc 2.87%
3. South Jersey Industries Inc 2.10%
4. Science Applications International Corp 1.74%
5. Worthington Industries Inc 1.72%
6. Cohen & Steers Inc 1.35%
7. Greif Inc 1.28%
8. Meredith Corp 1.23%
9. Hope Bancorp Inc 1.15%
10. GATX Corp 1.08%
  • Subject to change without notice.

Industry Group Breakdown

  • As of 09/29/2016
Industry Group Weight
1. Capital Goods 16.64%
2. Materials 12.77%
3. Retailing 8.83%
4. Commercial & Professional Services 8.57%
5. Software & Services 5.77%
6. Consumer Services 5.15%
7. Utilities 4.55%
8. Diversified Financials 4.05%
9. Household & Personal Products 3.96%
10. Technology Hardware & Equipment 3.86%

Country Allocation

  • As of 09/29/2016
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 stocks market value to its book value.
  • Price/Earnings Ratio is a valuation ratio of a companys current share price compared to its per-share earnings.
  • Estimated Price/Earnings is a valuation ratio of a companys 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 markets expectations of a firms 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.
  • Total Return Index Values assume reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, which apply to non-U.S. dividends.
  • Gross Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s gross share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
  • Net Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s net share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
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