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FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund

QDEF 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, target a beta lower than 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 QDEF

Fund Facts

as of 06/27/2016
Inception12/14/2012
CUSIP33939L845
Total Net Assets$ 209,741,443.83
Shares Outstanding5,950,001
# of Holdings*188
Gross Expense Ratio.38%
Net Expense Ratio**.37%
Index ProviderNORTHERN TRUST
Primary ExchangeNYSE
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 TickerQDEF
Related IndexNTUQDDF
NAVQDEF.NV
IOPVQDEF.IV
Shares OutstandingQDEF.SO
Estimated CashQDEF.EU
Total CashQDEF.TC

Fund Characteristics1

 as of 06/27/2016
SEC Subsidized Yield2
 (as of 05/31/2016)
3.22%
SEC Unsubsidized Yield3
 (as of 05/31/2016)
3.21%
Distribution Yield42.70%
12-Month Dividend Yield53.01%
Weighted Average Dividend Yield*****3.59%
Weighted Average Market Cap95,379,863,085.97
Weighted Average Beta.78
Price to Earnings (as of 05/31/2016)21.83
Price to Book  (as of 05/31/2016)6.91
Price to Cash Flow  (as of 05/31/2016)13.20
Price to Sales  (as of 05/31/2016)2.45
View Standardized Performance

Market Cap (%)

as of 06/27/2016
Large-Cap77.86
Mid-Cap21.93
Small-Cap.21
Micro-Cap .00
Total100.00

Style (%)

as of 06/28/2016
Value55.10
Core32.45
Growth12.45
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 05/31/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 YearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price1.341.005.942.0710.5114.31
NAV1.25.925.762.1210.5114.27
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFTR)1.26.925.752.5410.9414.73
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index (DJDVY)1.051.5611.349.8812.6915.34

Quarter End Performance (%)

as of 03/31/2016
 1 MonthQTDYTD1 Year3 yearSince Inception
12/14/2012
Market Price7.244.894.892.3111.4314.74
NAV7.254.804.802.3711.4514.73
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index (NTUQDDFTR)7.274.794.792.9711.9115.21
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 06/27/2016
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 06/27/2016
Price$35.29
Price $ Change$-.58
Price % Change-1.62%
Avg Bid/Ask Spread$.04
Bid/Ask Midpoint$35.28
Closing Bid Price$35.27
Closing Ask Price$35.29

Trading

as of 06/27/2016
52-Week High$36.98
52-Week Low$31.27
Premium/Discount$.03
Daily Trading Volume (Shares)172,568
Average Trading Volume (Shares)22,162
Shares Outstanding5,950,001

NAV Price

as of 06/27/2016
Price$35.25
Price $ Change$-.55
Price % Change-1.54%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS

as of 06/27/2016
NameTickerFund
Weight %
SectorMarket CapCountry
MERCK & CO. INC. MRKMRK3.2749Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
WELLS FARGO & CO WFCWFC3.2555FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ALTRIA GROUP INC MOMO2.8519Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNHUNH2.8312Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
WAL-MART STORES INC WMTWMT2.8019Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
APPLE INC AAPLAAPL2.2996Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOMXOM2.2809EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJJNJ2.0609Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
BOEING CO/THE BABA1.8967IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
HOME DEPOT INC HDHD1.8703Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPSUPS1.7462IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PMPM1.6973Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC VZVZ1.5987Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
PFIZER INC PFEPFE1.5386Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMTLMT1.5151IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXNTXN1.5061Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CHEVRON CORP CVXCVX1.3968EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
INTEL CORP INTCINTC1.2389Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PEPSICO INC PEPPEP1.2001Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCOCSCO1.1980Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP KMBKMB1.1709Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
INTL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP IBMIBM1.1132Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
TARGET CORP TGTTGT0.9904Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
MCDONALDS CORP MCDMCD0.9818Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GEGE0.9566IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
YUM! BRANDS INC YUMYUM0.8145Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AEPAEP0.7954UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
QUALCOMM INC QCOMQCOM0.7935Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CROWN CASTLE INTL CORP CCICCI0.7927FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
P G & E CORP PCGPCG0.7531UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO EMREMR0.7498IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
ANTHEM INC ANTMANTM0.7478Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
ELI LILLY & CO LLYLLY0.7348Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC EDED0.6776UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYS BRCDBRCD0.6415Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
AMEREN CORPORATION AEEAEE0.6236UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
HP INC HPQHPQ0.6153Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
GAP INC/THE GPSGPS0.6090Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CARDINAL HEALTH INC CAHCAH0.6053Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN DIGITAL CORP WDCWDC0.6039Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CLOROX COMPANY CLXCLX0.5940Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE PGPG0.5885Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL PNWPNW0.5868UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ONEOK INC OKEOKE0.5829EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
MACYS INC MM0.5806Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
CENTURYLINK INC CTLCTL0.5706Telecommunication ServicesLarge-CapUnited States
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS AEOAEO0.5705Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUKDUK0.5701UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CA INC CACA0.5688Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
H&R BLOCK INC HRBHRB0.5652Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
XILINX INC XLNXXLNX0.5627Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST LPTLPT0.5605FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
KOHLS CORP KSSKSS0.5580Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPMJPM0.5554FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
GENUINE PARTS CO GPCGPC0.5545Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC DRIDRI0.5519Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
FIRSTENERGY CORP FEFE0.5515UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
IRON MOUNTAIN INC IRMIRM0.5481IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
GEO GROUP INC/THE GEOGEO0.5437FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
XEROX CORP XRXXRX0.5423Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS B VIABVIAB0.5411Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
PROGRESSIVE CORP PGRPGR0.5402FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC CHRWCHRW0.5394IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
WESTERN UNION CO WUWU0.5372Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOG IGTIGT0.5320Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS MXIMMXIM0.5289Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
CORRECTIONS CORP OF AMERICA CXWCXW0.5280FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
JABIL CIRCUIT INC JBLJBL0.5239Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
RETAIL PROPERTIES OF AME - A RPAIRPAI0.5229FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
XENIA HOTELS & RESORTS INC XHRXHR0.5190FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC EATEAT0.5183Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
STAPLES INC SPLSSPLS0.5156Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
VIACOM INC-CLASS A VIAVIA0.5148Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO SONSON0.5138MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
NORDSTROM INC JWNJWN0.5121Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
ERIE INDEMNITY COMPANY-CL A ERIEERIE0.5119FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD RERE US0.5116FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD VRVR US0.5083FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HERSHEY CO/THE HSYHSY0.5046Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOHBOH0.5015FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES INC JKHYJKHY0.5008Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
J2 GLOBAL INC JCOMJCOM0.4966Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CO ALGTALGT0.4900IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO RRDRRD0.4857IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
GNC HOLDINGS INC-CL A GNCGNC0.4854Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
DSW INC-CLASS A DSWDSW0.4766Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC LPLALPLA0.4681FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP TUPTUP0.4680Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A GMEGME0.4669Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
SOUTHERN CO/THE SOSO0.4645UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC CALMCALM0.4551Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
FRANKS INTERNATIONAL NV FIFI US0.4473EnergyMid-CapUnited States
HOLLYFRONTIER CORP HFCHFC0.4432EnergyMid-CapUnited States
PITNEY BOWES INC PBIPBI0.4419IndustrialsMid-CapUnited States
PAPA JOHNS INTL INC PZZAPZZA0.4393Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
DOMTAR CORP UFSUFS0.4368MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
NAVIENT CORP NAVINAVI0.4327FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL-A WDRWDR0.4318FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GENERAL MILLS INC GISGIS0.4229Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
RAYTHEON COMPANY RTNRTN0.3922IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
NATL HEALTH INVESTORS INC NHINHI0.3919FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AMGEN INC AMGNAMGN0.3876Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
COCA-COLA CO/THE KOKO0.3871Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES AFSIAFSI0.3753FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
QUESTAR CORP STRSTR0.3710UtilitiesMid-CapUnited States
WASTE MANAGEMENT INC WMWM0.2905IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
KLA-TENCOR CORP KLACKLAC0.2642Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PPL CORP PPLPPL0.2462UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEGPEG0.2458UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
WELLTOWER INC HCNHCN0.2427FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
VENTAS INC VTRVTR0.2268FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
FAIR ISAAC CORP FICOFICO0.2176Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
SPECTRA ENERGY CORP SESE0.2167EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC DPSDPS0.2132Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
XCEL ENERGY INC XELXEL0.2070UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC ATVIATVI0.2041Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BACBAC0.1987FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
SYMANTEC CORP SYMCSYMC0.1878Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
ACCENTURE PLC-CL A ACNACN US0.1870Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
PAYCHEX INC PAYXPAYX0.1826Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
FORD MOTOR CO FF0.1810Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
SCANA CORP SCGSCG0.1758UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
ENTERGY CORP ETRETR0.1755UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
REPUBLIC SERVICES INC RSGRSG0.1719IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP CINFCINF0.1704FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS INC DGXDGX0.1682Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC CNPCNP0.1652UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
HELMERICH & PAYNE HPHP0.1644EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO IPIP0.1605MaterialsLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES NNNNNN0.1569FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP LLTCLLTC0.1559Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
WP CAREY INC WPCWPC0.1551FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIO BRBR0.1511Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
EPR PROPERTIES EPREPR0.1485FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
COMMUNICATIONS SALES & LE CSALCSAL0.1453Telecommunication ServicesMid-CapUnited States
MATTEL INC MATMAT0.1434Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
AGL RESOURCES INC GASGAS0.1431UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY STXSTX0.1429Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
LEGGETT & PLATT INC LEGLEG0.1420Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
SENIOR HOUSING PROP TRUST SNHSNH0.1408FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CITIGROUP INC CC0.1405FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
ASSURANT INC AIZAIZ0.1386FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES TRUST HPTHPT0.1376FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WILLIAMS COS INC WMBWMB0.1369EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORP CIMCIM0.1369FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PROASSURANCE CORP PRAPRA0.1359FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY CBRLCBRL0.1343Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC MSIMSI0.1259Information TechnologyLarge-CapUnited States
BEMIS COMPANY BMSBMS0.1259MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIE GLPIGLPI0.1250FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
GARMIN LTD GRMNGRMN US0.1245Consumer DiscretionaryLarge-CapUnited States
BLACKBAUD INC BLKBBLKB0.1232Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
VECTOR GROUP LTD VGRVGR0.1224Consumer StaplesMid-CapUnited States
OLD REPUBLIC INTL CORP ORIORI0.1218FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
TWO HARBORS INVESTMENT CORP TWOTWO0.1206FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL PBCTPBCT0.1200FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BOK FINANCIAL CORPORATION BOKFBOKF0.1198FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FNF GROUP FNFFNF0.1173FinancialsLarge-CapUnited States
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD MRVLMRVL US0.1155Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP-A RGCRGC0.1150Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES LHOLHO0.1142FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
BGC PARTNERS INC-CL A BGCPBGCP0.1142FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
HANCOCK HOLDING CO HBHCHBHC0.1131FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP MENTMENT0.1130Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE CO AWHAWH US0.1119FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE ANATANAT0.1111FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT NRZNRZ0.1107FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
VIRTU FINANCIAL INC-CLASS A VIRTVIRT0.1076FinancialsSmall-CapUnited States
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO-CL A SMGSMG0.1064MaterialsMid-CapUnited States
ARTISAN PARTNERS ASSET MA -A APAMAPAM0.1062FinancialsSmall-CapUnited States
CULLEN/FROST BANKERS INC CFRCFR0.1033FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL FAFFAF0.1016FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
STORE CAPITAL CORP STORSTOR0.0985FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
GILEAD SCIENCES INC GILDGILD0.0982Health CareLarge-CapUnited States
DUNKIN BRANDS GROUP INC DNKNDNKN0.0966Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
MFA FINANCIAL INC MFAMFA0.0959FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP SIXSIX0.0919Consumer DiscretionaryMid-CapUnited States
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP OXYOXY0.0876EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORP NATINATI0.0843Information TechnologyMid-CapUnited States
MERCURY GENERAL CORP MCYMCY0.0769FinancialsMid-CapUnited States
WESTERN REFINING INC WNRWNR0.0648EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CMS ENERGY CORP CMSCMS0.0615UtilitiesLarge-CapUnited States
CVR ENERGY INC CVICVI0.0545EnergyMid-CapUnited States
CVS HEALTH CORP CVSCVS0.0479Consumer StaplesLarge-CapUnited States
SCHLUMBERGER LTD SLBSLB0.0385EnergyLarge-CapUnited States
3M CO MMMMMM0.0381IndustrialsLarge-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY CASA LEY CVR COMMON STOCKBVVSQX40.0040Micro-CapUnited States
SAFEWAY PDC LLV CVR COMMON STOCKBVVSR750.0002Micro-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
06/20/201606/22/201606/24/20160.2375190000.237519
03/21/201603/23/201603/28/20160.2594930000.259493
12/29/201512/31/201501/05/20160.3275630000.327563
09/18/201509/22/201509/24/20150.2368190000.236819
06/19/201506/23/201506/25/20150.2596120000.259612
03/20/201503/24/201503/26/20150.2159280000.215928
12/29/201412/31/201401/05/20150.2192240000.219224
09/19/201409/23/201409/25/20140.2054450000.205445
06/20/201406/24/201406/26/20140.2593820000.259382
03/21/201403/25/201403/27/20140.2189980000.218998
12/27/201312/31/201301/03/20140.3257180000.325718
09/03/201309/05/201309/09/20130.1845670000.184567
06/03/201306/05/201306/07/20130.1391670000.139167
03/01/201303/05/201303/07/20130.0338420000.033842
12/27/201212/31/201201/03/20130.0607100000.060710

The Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive 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 generally between 0.5 to 1.0 times 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.