ITA holdings include BA 9.0%, LMT 6.4%, NOC 5.0% and HII 2.4%.
Alternatively, investors can take a look at PowerShares Aerospace and Defense Portfolio (NYSEArca: PPA), which is slightly less top heavy. PPA holdings include BA 6.6%, LMT 6.5%, NOC 4.5% and HII 1.9%. The ETF is up 4.4% year-to-date.
Additionally, the SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (NYSEArca: XAR) takes a more equal weight approach. BA is 3.7% of XAR, LMT is 3.5%, NOC is 3.6% and HII is 3.6%. The fund is up 2.5% year-to-date.
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