Blackrock SP Small Cap ETF | IJR

Medium RiskEquity
Blackrock SP Small Cap ETF
Issued by:iShares by Blackrock
Index : AMEX
Unit Price (NAV) :
Minimum investment: 1 unit
Blackrock SP Small Cap ETF | IJR

Blackrock SP Small Cap ETF | IJR


The BlackRock SP Small Cap ETF (IJR) is one of the strongest offerings in US small cap segments and invests in small-capitalization U.S. equities and is managed by BlackRock that has a total AUM of $6.28T.

IJR is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA in May 2000. IJR is strongest offerings in the US small-cap segment.

About the Fund Manager:
Founded in 1988, Blackrock is the largest asset manager in the world managing $6.28T. BlackRock operates globally with 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries. Due to its power and the sheer size and scope of its financial assets and activities, BlackRock has been called the world's largest shadow bank.

Investment Strategy:
The ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of small-capitalization U.S. equities.

IJR has invested in Industrials (19%), Financials (16%), Technology (15%), Consumer Cyclical (14%), and Healthcare (12%).

IJR has invested 100% of its assets in the U.S.

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IJR holds just a few of the names in the neutral benchmark index, giving the fund an appearance of being under-diversified. However, the fund reflects the market accurately in both performance and coverage. IJR's avoidance of the most illiquid small-cap names explain its strong liquidity.

According to, "The investment thesis behind a small cap investment is the growth factor that comes along with these securities."

Additional Information:
1. Fund Factsheet
2. Small-Cap ETFs Face Off: IWM Versus IJR
3. The Top 5 Small-Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VTWO, IJR)
4. Sometimes, Less Is More With Small-Cap Stocks

How did we identify this ETF:
A complete pool of 2100+ ETFs is screened on various qualitative and quantitative parameters to evaluate efficiency, tradability and fit. The metrics used were alpha, beta and R - squared with respect to the segment benchmark and ETF specific metrics such as expense ratio, drawdown, volatility and the overall rating. We evaluate all ETFs and assign a composite score based on our analysis and then select the top ones in a category based on that comprehensive score by the inhouse research / quant analysts team. IJK has a huge asset base, trades with deep liquidity, and has one of the lowest expense ratios. Moreover, realized holding costs have typically been even cheaper than the headline fee. The strategy is rebalanced on a quarterly basis with the rebalancing mechanism being determined by an algorithm that takes into account the overall performance of the strategy so far.


IJR Charts
52 Week High: $|52 Week Low: $
Blackrock SP Small Cap ETF19.22%93.33%13.79%16.50%13.32%

Asset Class

Asset type breakdown
Stock US98.75%
Stock non-US1.05%

IJR Holdings - Top 10

NameiWeightage (%)
BlackRock Cash Funds Treasury SL Agency1.34%
GameStop Corp1%
Omnicell, Inc0.59%
Saia, Inc0.57%
NeoGenomics, Inc0.53%
Crocs, Inc0.51%
Exponent, Inc0.49%
The Ensign Group, Inc0.48%
MicroStrategy Incorporated0.47%
Power Integrations, Inc0.47%

IJR Sectors/Industry Breakdown

Sectori% of market value
Financial Services16.67%
Consumer Cyclicals14.22%
Real Estate8.89%
Basic Materials5.09%
Consumer Defensive3.94%
Communication Services2.42%

IJR Countries

Countryi% of market value
North America98.95%
Latin America0.58%
Asia Emerging0.29%
Europe Developed0.19%

Projected Returns

Investment ofper month
gives returns of :
at 10.03% / annum
$in 10 years
for a time period of
Returnsbased on historic SIP returns of 10.03% per annum
$+ 10.03

IJR Summary Data

Total Net Assets $i
Average Mkt Cap Mil $i
Symbol IJR
Exchange ARCX
ISIN US4642878049
Cat. Benchmark S&P 500 TR USD
Asset class Equity
Category Small Blend
Country US

IJR Portfolio Data & Volatility Analysis

Net Expense Ratio 0.06i
Beta 1.28i
Valuations Rates Portfolio PE 15.40069i
3 Year Standard Deviation 26.14i

Fund Strategy

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. The Fund uses a Representative sampling strategy to track the Index. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index.

IJR Fact Sheets & Reports

About iShares by Blackrock

"iShares" is a gathering of ETFs managed by Blackrock. Blackrock is an American investment management corporation founded in 1988. Some iShares ETFs are actively managed but most funds track a bond or share market index.

Blackrock SP Small Cap ETF | IJR