FlexShares Quality Dividend ETF QDF targets higher-yielding stocks while anchoring on quality. Its quality orientation should help it weather downturns better than its large-value Morningstar Category peers. In combination with its cost advantage relative to its category competition, this defensive tilt should help it outperform the Russell 1000 Value Index over the long term. Under our new ratings framework, which places a greater focus on fees and benchmark-relative performance, we are upgrading the exchange-traded fund's Morningstar Analyst Rating to Silver from Bronze.
Will QDF outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars below.
The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable QDF’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the QDF management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of QDF’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.