The three dividend ETFs that hit new highs today also pain the picture of investors’ preference for low beta sectors. The $3.4 billion iShares High Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: HDV) is one member of that trio. With a trailing 12-month yield 3.16%, HDV allocates about 52% of its combined weight to staples, utilities and telecom names. Half of the ETF’s top-18 holdings hail from those sectors.
The First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund (NYSEArca: FDL) enters the 52-week high club despite a less than 3% weight to staples. For the conservative investor, that is alright because over 48% of the ETF’s combined weight goes to utilities and telecom names. FDL has a 12-month distribution rate of 3.1%. [Dialing for a Dividend ETF]
The Global X SuperDividend U.S. ETF (NYSEArca: DIV), the final member of the trio, allocates 42% of its combined weight to the utilities, telecom and staples sector. Up more than 6% this year, DIV has a trailing 12-month yield of 5.8% and pays a monthly dividend.
Global X SuperDividend U.S. ETF