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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 05/04/2016
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L860
Total Net Assets$ 1,261,835,443.24
Shares Outstanding35,150,001
# 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 05/04/2016
SEC Subsidized Yield2
 (as of 03/31/2016)
3.43%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield3
 (as of 03/31/2016)
3.43%
Distribution Yield42.58%
12-Month Dividend Yield52.89%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.65%
Weighted Average Market Cap97,933,109,671.47
Weighted Average Beta.98
Price to Earnings (as of 03/31/2016)19.60
Price to Book  (as of 03/31/2016)5.75
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 03/31/2016)12.34
Price to Sales  (as of 03/31/2016)2.41
View Standardized Performance

Market Cap (%)

as of 05/04/2016
Large-Cap78.47
Mid-Cap20.84
Small-Cap.69
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 05/05/2016
Value56.20
Core31.26
Growth12.54
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 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

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 05/04/2016
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 05/04/2016
Price$35.91
Price $ Change$-.21
Price % Change-.58%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.03
Bid/Ask Midpoint$35.91
Closing Bid Price$35.89
Closing Ask Price$35.92

Trading

as of 05/04/2016
52-Week High$37.63
52-Week Low$29.23
Premium/Discount$.01
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)62,324
Average Trading Volume (Shares)166,804
Shares Outstanding35,150,001

NAV Price

as of 05/04/2016
Price$35.90
Price $ Change$-.22
Price % Change-.61%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 05/04/2016
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
WELLS FARGO & CO WFCWFC3.2931FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MERCK & CO. INC. MRKMRK3.2598Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBMIBM3.2193Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PMPM3.1540Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNHUNH2.9391Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPMJPM2.7135FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
3M CO MMMMMM2.4338IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
APPLE INC AAPLAAPL2.3827Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOMXOM2.2542EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
BOEING CO/THE BABA2.0308IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJJNJ1.9935Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC HDHD1.7551Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPSUPS1.6809IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC PFEPFE1.5096Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMTLMT1.4859IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC VZVZ1.4633Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP CVXCVX1.4476EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXNTXN1.4085Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP OXYOXY1.3346EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC MOMO1.2867Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PGPG1.1468Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP TGTTGT1.1292Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALDS CORP MCDMCD1.1123Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCOCSCO1.1118Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO EMREMR0.8486IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
LYONDELLBASELL INDU-CL A LYBLYB0.7733MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
QUALCOMM INC QCOMQCOM0.7692Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ELI LILLY & CO LLYLLY0.7239Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A ACNACN US0.6958Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VALERO ENERGY CORP VLOVLO0.6850EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC PEPPEP0.6666Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
HP INC HPQHPQ0.6372Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP NAVINAVI0.6360FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEGPEG0.6292UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC ATVIATVI0.6282Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
NOBLE CORP PLC NENE US0.6147EnergyMid-CapUnited States
NUCOR CORP NUENUE0.6053MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS B VIABVIAB0.6040Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO INC NOVNOV0.6021EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
NRG YIELD INC-CLASS A NYLD/ANYLD/A0.6019UtilitiesSmall-CapUnited States
NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC - A NUSNUS0.6008Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC CAHCAH0.5969Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST LPTLPT0.5919FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP PFGPFG0.5876FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
DOW CHEMICAL CO/THE DOWDOW0.5864MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO RRDRRD0.5823IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
FLOWERS FOODS INC FLOFLO0.5808Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
INVESCO LTD IVZIVZ0.5747FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
AVERY DENNISON CORP AVYAVY0.5739MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
FEDERATED INVESTORS INC-CL B FIIFII0.5729FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INC CTLCTL0.5674Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO GPCGPC0.5671Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPSDPS0.5630Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL PNWPNW0.5595UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC SPLSSPLS0.5591Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
LAMAR ADVERTISING CO-A LAMRLAMR0.5589FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
OGE ENERGY CORP OGEOGE0.5567UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC LPLALPLA0.5519FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUKDUK0.5488UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
EPR PROPERTIES EPREPR0.5485FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP TUPTUP0.5469Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
KLA-TENCOR CORP KLACKLAC0.5438Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VECTREN CORP VVCVVC0.5430UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO SONSON0.5422MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
RLJ LODGING TRUST RLJRLJ0.5393FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
ARTISAN PARTNERS ASSET MA -A APAMAPAM0.5386FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST HPTHPT0.5304FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LEIDOS HOLDINGS INC LDOSLDOS0.5287Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP UFSUFS0.5277MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
XEROX CORP XRXXRX0.5275Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION CO WUWU0.5258Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC MSIMSI0.5215Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC DRIDRI0.5211Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CA INC CACA0.5208Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORP OF AMERICA CXWCXW0.5159FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A GMEGME0.5132Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD VRVR US0.5074FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MACYS INC MM0.5045Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC CALMCALM0.5011Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP HFCHFC0.4975EnergyMid-CapUnited States
QUESTAR CORP STRSTR0.4949UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS AEOAEO0.4915Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP KSSKSS0.4915Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES LHOLHO0.4817FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES RHPRHP0.4728FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WESTERN DIGITAL CORP WDCWDC0.4719Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY COMPANY-CL A ERIEERIE0.4637FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO/THE SOSO0.4591UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP KMBKMB0.4531Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
AMGEN INC AMGNAMGN0.4420Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
FORD MOTOR CO FF0.4145Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING ADPADP0.4124Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO/THE KOKO0.4071Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES AFSIAFSI0.4069FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CATERPILLAR INC CATCAT0.4048IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
J2 GLOBAL INC JCOMJCOM0.4035Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL-A WDRWDR0.3847FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC CVICVI0.3724EnergyMid-CapUnited States
GENERAL MILLS INC GISGIS0.3610Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC PRUPRU0.3559FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FIRSTENERGY CORP FEFE0.3462UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
METLIFE INC METMET0.3458FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP MPCMPC0.3237EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AEPAEP0.3161UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
WALT DISNEY CO/THE DISDIS0.2797Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PPL CORP PPLPPL0.2524UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
WELLTOWER INC HCNHCN0.2383FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
COMCAST CORP-CLASS A CMCSACMCSA0.2328Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS INC WETFWETF0.2282FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
EATON CORP PLC ETNETN0.2262IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC WMWM0.2241IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EDED0.2185UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
FRANKS INTERNATIONAL NV FIFI US0.2135EnergyMid-CapUnited States
VENTAS INC VTRVTR0.2134FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP SESE0.2073EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
DTE ENERGY COMPANY DTEDTE0.2051UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ONEOK INC OKEOKE0.2038EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
MURPHY OIL CORP MURMUR0.2029EnergyMid-CapUnited States
IRON MOUNTAIN INC IRMIRM0.1940IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
WILLIAMS COS INC WMBWMB0.1806EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC PAYXPAYX0.1793Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
XENIA HOTELS & RESORTS INC XHRXHR0.1776FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BACBAC0.1771FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP ETRETR0.1731UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
AMEREN CORPORATION AEEAEE0.1698UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO IPIP0.1691MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA PKGPKG0.1602MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
SCANA CORP SCGSCG0.1586UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
HASBRO INC HASHAS0.1563Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP CINFCINF0.1524FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
XILINX INC XLNXXLNX0.1498Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
COMMUNICATIONS SALES & LE CSALCSAL0.1471Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC CNPCNP0.1462UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP LLTCLLTC0.1432Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS MXIMMXIM0.1420Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SENIOR HOUSING PROP TRUST SNHSNH0.1386FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
LEGGETT & PLATT INC LEGLEG0.1384Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOHBOH0.1372FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HELMERICH & PAYNE HPHP0.1316EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC WPCWPC0.1300FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS INC CFRCFR0.1285FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
NATL HEALTH INVESTORS INC NHINHI0.1271FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SYMANTEC CORP SYMCSYMC0.1265Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP SIXSIX0.1249Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIO BRBR0.1239Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES CBLCBL0.1223FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEOGEO0.1207FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AGL RESOURCES INC GASGAS0.1191UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD GRMNGRMN US0.1183Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY CBRLCBRL0.1175Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP NYCBNYCB0.1173FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
OUTFRONT MEDIA INC OUTOUT0.1161Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP-A RGCRGC0.1153Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL FAFFAF0.1152FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
OLD REPUBLIC INTL CORP ORIORI0.1150FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORP CIMCIM0.1119FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HANCOCK HOLDING CO HBHCHBHC0.1108FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MFA FINANCIAL INC MFAMFA0.1083FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC CC0.1080FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
BLACKBAUD INC BLKBBLKB0.1065Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
MERCURY GENERAL CORP MCYMCY0.1023FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
H&R BLOCK INC HRBHRB0.1000Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL PBCTPBCT0.0999FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CUMMINS INC CMICMI0.0965IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
VECTOR GROUP LTD VGRVGR0.0916Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY STXSTX0.0895Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VIRTU FINANCIAL INC-CLASS A VIRTVIRT0.0860FinancialsSmall-CapUnited States
WESTERN REFINING INC WNRWNR0.0751EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CVS HEALTH CORP CVSCVS0.0701Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC WMTWMT0.0453Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
ABBOTT LABORATORIES ABTABT0.0214Health 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.