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FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund

QDF seeks to provide exposure to the long-term growth potential of U.S. securities while providing dividend payments. It is intended as a core stock market option that also helps investors try to meet their income needs. The strategy applies a proprietary scoring model approach that determines a "quality factor" and an optimization process that seeks to maximize this factor, match the beta of the Parent Index (Northern Trust 1250) and improve on the Parent Index's dividend yield. If occurring, dividends from net investment income are generally declared and paid quarterly. Distributions of net realized securities gains, if any, are generally declared and paid once a year, but the Fund may make such distributions on a more frequent basis.

Spotlight on QDF

Fund Facts

as of 05/27/2016
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L860
Total Net Assets$ 1,302,436,914.30
Shares Outstanding35,600,001
# of Holdings*171
Gross Expense Ratio.38%
Net Expense Ratio**.37%
Index ProviderNORTHERN TRUST
Primary ExchangeNYSE
Options AvailableN
MarginableY
Derivative UseY
*Cash positions and derivatives such as futures and currency forwards are not included in the number of holdings.

**NTI has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Fund’s independent trustees and independent legal counsel until March 1, 2017.

Tickers

ETF TickerQDF
Related IndexNTUQD
NAVQDF.NV
IOPVQDF.IV
Shares OutstandingQDF.SO
Estimated CashQDF.EU
Total CashQDF.TC

Fund Characteristics1

 as of 05/27/2016
SEC Subsidized Yield2
 (as of 04/30/2016)
3.38%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield3
 (as of 04/30/2016)
3.37%
Distribution Yield42.54%
12-Month Dividend Yield52.85%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.58%
Weighted Average Market Cap101,474,897,678.00
Weighted Average Beta.98
Price to Earnings (as of 04/30/2016)20.01
Price to Book  (as of 04/30/2016)5.94
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 04/30/2016)13.08
Price to Sales  (as of 04/30/2016)2.44
View Standardized Performance

Market Cap (%)

as of 05/27/2016
Large-Cap78.34
Mid-Cap21.00
Small-Cap.66
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 05/27/2016
Value55.85
Core31.51
Growth12.64
Total100.00

SECTOR ALLOCATIONS

Sector Allocations

Performance information presented on this website is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Investment returns and principal may vary, and at the time of sale an investment may be worth more or worth less than its original value. For most recent month end performance please call 1-855-353-9383 (1-855-FlexETF). All performance figures assume reinvestment of dividend and capital gains at net asset value; actual returns may differ. Performance 1-year and less are cumulative; performance over 1-year are average annualized total returns. The fund inception date is generally several days prior to when the fund begins trading. NAV prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to 12/19/2012, when the fund first traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00pm Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. They do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Index performance does not represent FlexShares fund performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Definitions

1All Fund Characteristics terms are defined in the glossary.
2SEC Subsidized Yield
The 30-Day SEC Subsidized Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days. It is a "subsidized" yield, which means it includes contractual expense reimbursements and it would be lower without those reimbursements. It may also include an inflation adjustment that can cause the yield to vary substantially from one month to the next.
3SEC Unsubsidized Yield
The 30-Day SEC Unsubsidized Yield calculation is also computed under the same SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days, but excludes contractual expense reimbursements, resulting in a lower yield. It may also include an inflation adjustment that can cause the yield to vary substantially from one month to the next.
4Distribution Yield
This yield is calculated by taking the most recent distribution annualized and dividing by the fund NAV from the as of date. For Funds that distribute monthly, an NA will be displayed if the fund has not distributed within the last 35 days.
512-Month Dividend Yield
This yield is calculated by assuming any income distributions over the past twelve months and dividing by the sum of the most recent NAV and any capital gain distributions made over the past twelve months.

Month End Performance (%)

as of 04/30/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price.44.444.811.4010.5314.60
NAV.44.444.781.4010.5114.59
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Index (NTUQDTR).46.464.881.5510.9215.02
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY).51.5110.188.8511.8115.40

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 03/31/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 yearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price7.694.354.351.4011.3814.84
NAV7.754.324.321.5111.4014.83
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Index (NTUQDTR)7.764.404.401.9511.8115.27
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)7.419.639.638.8712.8115.64
Performance information presented on this website is historical, and is not indicative of future results. Investment returns and principal may vary, and at the time of sale an investment may be worth more or worth less than its original value. For most recent month end performance please call 1-855-353-9383 (1-855-FlexETF). All performance figures assume reinvestment of dividend and capital gains at net asset value; actual returns may differ. Performance 1-year and less are cumulative; performance over 1-year are average annualized total returns. The fund inception date is generally several days prior to when the fund begins trading. NAV prices are used to calculate market price performance prior to 12/19/2012, when the fund first traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Market performance is determined using the bid/ask midpoint at 4:00pm Eastern time, when the NAV is typically calculated. They do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Index performance does not represent FlexShares fund performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Expense Ratios

 as of 05/27/2016
Gross Expense Ratio.38%
Net Expense Ratio*.37%
*NTI has contractually agreed to reimburse the fees and expenses of the Fund’s independent trustees and independent legal counsel until March 1, 2017.


Definitions

  • Net Asset Value (NAV)
    NAV is a fund’s price per share, which is calculated by dividing the total value of all the securities in the fund’s portfolio plus cash, interest and receivables less any liabilities by the number of fund shares outstanding.
  • Market Price
    Because ETFs trade like stocks, ETF shares trade at market value on the secondary market, which can be a dollar value above (trading at a premium) or below (trading at a discount) the fund’s NAV.

Market Price

as of 05/27/2016
Price$36.55
Price $ Change$.16
Price % Change.44%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.03
Bid/Ask Midpoint$36.58
Closing Bid Price$36.56
Closing Ask Price$36.59

Trading

as of 05/27/2016
52-Week High$37.30
52-Week Low$29.23
Premium/Discount$-.01
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)61,462
Average Trading Volume (Shares)83,903
Shares Outstanding35,600,001

NAV Price

as of 05/27/2016
Price$36.59
Price $ Change$.18
Price % Change.49%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 05/26/2016
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBMIBM3.3619Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WELLS FARGO & CO WFCWFC3.3613FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MERCK & CO. INC. MRKMRK3.3142Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PMPM3.1241Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNHUNH2.9253Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPMJPM2.8322FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
APPLE INC AAPLAAPL2.5100Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
3M CO MMMMMM2.4302IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOMXOM2.2747EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
BOEING CO/THE BABA1.9826IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJJNJ1.9819Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC HDHD1.7202Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPSUPS1.6504IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC PFEPFE1.5377Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMTLMT1.5028IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXNTXN1.4989Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP CVXCVX1.4434EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC VZVZ1.4267Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP OXYOXY1.3572EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC MOMO1.2870Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCOCSCO1.2009Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PGPG1.1280Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALDS CORP MCDMCD1.0521Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP TGTTGT0.9647Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
QUALCOMM INC QCOMQCOM0.8391Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO EMREMR0.8265IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
LYONDELLBASELL INDU-CL A LYBLYB0.7639MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
ELI LILLY & CO LLYLLY0.7216Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A ACNACN US0.7170Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
HP INC HPQHPQ0.7084Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC ATVIATVI0.7080Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VALERO ENERGY CORP VLOVLO0.6520EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP NAVINAVI0.6474FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC PEPPEP0.6453Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC - A NUSNUS0.6302Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
WESTERN DIGITAL CORP WDCWDC0.6287Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST LPTLPT0.6255FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS B VIABVIAB0.6166Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
FEDERATED INVESTORS INC-CL B FIIFII0.6142FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC LPLALPLA0.6125FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP PFGPFG0.6092FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
NUCOR CORP NUENUE0.5982MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
INVESCO LTD IVZIVZ0.5943FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEGPEG0.5901UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC CAHCAH0.5882Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
DOW CHEMICAL CO/THE DOWDOW0.5863MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
NRG YIELD INC-CLASS A NYLD/ANYLD/A0.5849UtilitiesSmall-CapUnited States
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO INC NOVNOV0.5792EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
AVERY DENNISON CORP AVYAVY0.5701MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO RRDRRD0.5622IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO GPCGPC0.5618Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
FLOWERS FOODS INC FLOFLO0.5611Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
OGE ENERGY CORP OGEOGE0.5606UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
CA INC CACA0.5603Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
KLA-TENCOR CORP KLACKLAC0.5593Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ARTISAN PARTNERS ASSET MA -A APAMAPAM0.5583FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LAMAR ADVERTISING CO-A LAMRLAMR0.5558FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
EPR PROPERTIES EPREPR0.5535FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPSDPS0.5530Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL PNWPNW0.5465UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC DRIDRI0.5419Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORP OF AMERICA CXWCXW0.5415FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO SONSON0.5412MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP UFSUFS0.5390MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP TUPTUP0.5355Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC LDOSLDOS0.5335Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
XEROX CORP XRXXRX0.5301Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUKDUK0.5284UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION CO WUWU0.5267Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VECTREN CORP VVCVVC0.5227UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST HPTHPT0.5150FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD VRVR US0.5139FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS AEOAEO0.5122Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
NOBLE CORP PLC NENE US0.5072EnergyMid-CapUnited States
RLJ LODGING TRUST RLJRLJ0.4958FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A GMEGME0.4946Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
QUESTAR CORP STRSTR0.4927UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INC CTLCTL0.4823Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC MSIMSI0.4819Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY COMPANY-CL A ERIEERIE0.4697FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC SPLSSPLS0.4581Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES LHOLHO0.4488FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP KMBKMB0.4477Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
AMGEN INC AMGNAMGN0.4407Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES RHPRHP0.4357FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO/THE SOSO0.4347UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC CALMCALM0.4332Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL-A WDRWDR0.4246FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP HFCHFC0.4198EnergyMid-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES AFSIAFSI0.4191FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
J2 GLOBAL INC JCOMJCOM0.4187Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
FORD MOTOR CO FF0.4142Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP KSSKSS0.4070Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
MACYS INC MM0.4069Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING ADPADP0.4044Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO/THE KOKO0.3997Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CATERPILLAR INC CATCAT0.3884IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL MILLS INC GISGIS0.3632Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC PRUPRU0.3618FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
METLIFE INC METMET0.3506FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC CVICVI0.3347EnergyMid-CapUnited States
FIRSTENERGY CORP FEFE0.3289UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AEPAEP0.3073UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP MPCMPC0.3052EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
WALT DISNEY CO/THE DISDIS0.2661Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS INC WETFWETF0.2620FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PPL CORP PPLPPL0.2506UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
COMCAST CORP-CLASS A CMCSACMCSA0.2353Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
EATON CORP PLC ETNETN0.2256IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ONEOK INC OKEOKE0.2247EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC WMWM0.2241IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
WELLTOWER INC HCNHCN0.2183FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FRANKS INTERNATIONAL NV FIFI US0.2152EnergyMid-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP SESE0.2133EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
VENTAS INC VTRVTR0.2126FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EDED0.2061UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
DTE ENERGY COMPANY DTEDTE0.1994UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
WILLIAMS COS INC WMBWMB0.1931EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
IRON MOUNTAIN INC IRMIRM0.1902IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
MURPHY OIL CORP MURMUR0.1897EnergyMid-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC PAYXPAYX0.1829Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BACBAC0.1821FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
XENIA HOTELS & RESORTS INC XHRXHR0.1806FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP ETRETR0.1679UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO IPIP0.1673MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA PKGPKG0.1651MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
AMEREN CORPORATION AEEAEE0.1647UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
XILINX INC XLNXXLNX0.1623Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
HASBRO INC HASHAS0.1590Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP CINFCINF0.1563FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SCANA CORP SCGSCG0.1542UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
COMMUNICATIONS SALES & LE CSALCSAL0.1527Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP LLTCLLTC0.1516Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC CNPCNP0.1490UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS MXIMMXIM0.1478Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SENIOR HOUSING PROP TRUST SNHSNH0.1411FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOHBOH0.1410FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS INC CFRCFR0.1395FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LEGGETT & PLATT INC LEGLEG0.1372Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIO BRBR0.1325Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC WPCWPC0.1317FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HELMERICH & PAYNE HPHP0.1313EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
SYMANTEC CORP SYMCSYMC0.1289Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP NYCBNYCB0.1237FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP SIXSIX0.1233Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
NATL HEALTH INVESTORS INC NHINHI0.1233FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HANCOCK HOLDING CO HBHCHBHC0.1217FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEOGEO0.1217FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL FAFFAF0.1180FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD GRMNGRMN US0.1174Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
OLD REPUBLIC INTL CORP ORIORI0.1171FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY CBRLCBRL0.1170Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
AGL RESOURCES INC GASGAS0.1166UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORP CIMCIM0.1163FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP-A RGCRGC0.1134Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MFA FINANCIAL INC MFAMFA0.1120FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
OUTFRONT MEDIA INC OUTOUT0.1108Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC CC0.1101FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
BLACKBAUD INC BLKBBLKB0.1060Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL PBCTPBCT0.1027FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MERCURY GENERAL CORP MCYMCY0.1015FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
H&R BLOCK INC HRBHRB0.1012Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES CBLCBL0.0956FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CUMMINS INC CMICMI0.0946IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY STXSTX0.0946Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VECTOR GROUP LTD VGRVGR0.0920Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
VIRTU FINANCIAL INC-CLASS A VIRTVIRT0.0770FinancialsSmall-CapUnited States
WESTERN REFINING INC WNRWNR0.0683EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CVS HEALTH CORP CVSCVS0.0646Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC WMTWMT0.0472Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ABBOTT LABORATORIES ABTABT0.0216Health CareLarge-CapUnited States

DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

View by year:
Ex-DateRecord DatePayable DateIncomeShort-Term
Capital Gains
Long-Term
Capital Gains
Return of CapitalTotal Distribution
12/22/201612/27/201612/29/2016
09/19/201609/21/201609/23/2016
06/20/201606/22/201606/24/2016
03/21/201603/23/201603/28/20160.2318920000.231892
12/29/201512/31/201501/05/20160.3139590000.313959
09/18/201509/22/201509/24/20150.2357660000.235766
06/19/201506/23/201506/25/20150.2605520000.260552
03/20/201503/24/201503/26/20150.2487720000.248772
12/29/201412/31/201401/05/20150.2543960000.254396
09/19/201409/23/201409/25/20140.2593200000.259320
06/20/201406/24/201406/26/20140.2554750000.255475
03/21/201403/25/201403/27/20140.2067500000.206750
12/27/201312/31/201301/03/20140.2966400000.296640
09/03/201309/05/201309/09/20130.2036310000.203631
06/03/201306/05/201306/07/20130.1342780000.134278
03/01/201303/05/201303/07/20130.0582110000.058211
12/27/201212/31/201201/03/20130.0612800000.061280

The Northern Trust Quality Dividend Index is designed to provide exposure to a high-quality income-oriented portfolio of long-only U.S. equity securities, with an emphasis on long-term capital growth and a targeted overall beta that is similar to that of the Northern Trust 1250 Index (Parent Index). Companies included in the index are selected based on expected dividend payment and fundamental factors such as profitability, solid management, and reliable cash flow.