VanEck Morningstar SMID Moat ETF (SMOT)

BATS: SMOT · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
32.46
+0.22 (0.68%)
Feb 27, 2024, 3:59 PM EST - Market closed
0.68%
Assets $258.79M
Expense Ratio 0.49%
PE Ratio 16.82
Shares Out 8.88M
Dividend (ttm) $0.21
Dividend Yield 0.63%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 18, 2023
Payout Ratio 10.67%
1-Year Return +10.54%
Volume 81,540
Open 32.36
Previous Close 32.24
Day's Range 32.34 - 32.47
52-Week Low 25.74
52-Week High 32.47
Beta 1.17
Holdings 99
Inception Date Oct 4, 2022

About SMOT

Fund Home Page

The VanEck Morningstar SMID Moat ETF (SMOT) is an exchange-traded fund that mostly invests in extended market equity. The fund tracks an index made up of two equally-weighted sub-portfolios, comprised of small- and mid-cap companies believed to have durable competitive advantages and attractive valuations. SMOT was launched on Oct 4, 2022 and is issued by VanEck.

Asset Class Equity
Region North America
Stock Exchange BATS
Ticker Symbol SMOT
ETF Provider VanEck
Index Tracked Morningstar US Small-Mid Cap Moat Focus

Top 10 Holdings

15.37% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Tapestry, Inc. TPR 1.80%
DoorDash, Inc. DASH 1.62%
Discover Financial Services DFS 1.53%
Masco Corporation MAS 1.52%
Equifax Inc. EFX 1.51%
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. IBKR 1.50%
Capital One Financial Corporation COF 1.49%
Evercore Inc. EVR 1.48%
Allegion plc ALLE 1.46%
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. CRL 1.46%
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Dividends

Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Dec 18, 2023 $0.2055 Dec 22, 2023
Dec 19, 2022 $0.0644 Dec 23, 2022
Full Dividend History

News

Moat Stocks' Reign Over the S&P 500 Continues

By Coulter Regal, CFA, Product Manager Moat stocks once again dominated the S&P 500 in 2023, as the Moat Index surged 32.41% versus the S&P 500's 26.3% gain in 2023. U.S. equity markets ended 2023 on ...

Other symbols: MOAT
7 weeks ago - ETF Trends

Moat Stocks Show Grit in November Rally

By Brandon Rakszawski, Director of Product Management, and Coulter Regal, CFA, Product Manager The S&P 500 registered its best month in nearly a year and a half, but still could not keep pace with the...

Other symbols: MOAT
2 months ago - ETF Trends

VanEck Announces Year-End Distributions for VanEck Equity ETFs

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VanEck announced today the 2023 annual distributions per share for its VanEck® equity exchange-traded funds.

2 months ago - Business Wire

This Small-Stock ETF Could Have Big Things in Store

It's not that smaller stocks are in the red this year. As measured by the S&P MidCap 400 and the S&P SmallCap 600 indexes, smaller equities are in the green.

3 months ago - ETF Trends

Mid-cap Stocks: The Overlooked Sweet Spot

By Coulter Regal, CFA, Product Manager Mid-caps offer an attractive mix of characteristics from both larger and smaller cap stocks and are currently valued at a near 30% discount to their long-term av...

3 months ago - ETF Trends

Stage Set for Moat Stocks Rebound?

By Coulter Regal, CFA, Product Manager Despite a rough October for equities, there is optimism heading into yearend. In particular, moat stocks have a history of rebounding, so this may be an opportun...

Other symbols: MOAT
3 months ago - ETF Trends

Moat Investing Rises Above Magnificent Seven Dominance

By Coulter Regal, CFA, Associate Product Manager The “Magnificent Seven*” mega-cap stocks have driven over 70% of the S&P 500's YTD returns. Despite being underweight these stocks, Morningstar's Moat ...

Other symbols: MOAT
4 months ago - ETF Trends

SMOT ETF Quarterly Reconstitution 3Q2023

By Brandon Rakszawski, Director of Product Management, and Kendall Duncan, Product Analyst See which index constituents have been added/removed, reasons for removal, potential upcoming constituent add...

5 months ago - ETF Trends

Bull vs Bear: Are the Best Equity Opportunities in SMIDcaps?

Bull vs. Bear is a weekly feature where the VettaFi writers' room takes opposite sides for a debate on controversial stocks, strategies, or market ideas — with plenty of discussion of ETF ideas to pla...

Other symbols: FBCGMGCSDVY
5 months ago - ETF Trends

The Case for Mid and Small-Cap Stocks Right Now

Just about 10 “mega-cap” firms have driven more than 80% of the S&P 500's growth in 2023. For some, that's proven to be a source of robust returns, but that statistic also means heightened concentrati...

Other symbols: OUSM
5 months ago - ETF Trends

Even Moats Need Reinforcements

While index ETFs are considered passive, they are not static. It pays to understand when a group of stocks are added or removed as part of a smart beta index ETF reconstitution.

Other symbols: MOAT
5 months ago - ETF Trends

SMOT ETF: Question & Answer

Given the large small- and mid-cap stock universe and lack of analyst coverage, we believe a more selective approach may be a better choice than a broad-market exposure. We explore in this Q&A.

5 months ago - ETF Trends

Charting the Moat Index's Long-Term Track Record

By Brandon Rakszawski, Director of Product Management The strength of Morningstar's moat indexes lies in its forward-looking approach to selecting quality companies, as shown by its history of outperf...

Other symbols: MOAT
6 months ago - ETF Trends

Half-Time Heroes: Moat Stocks Lead as Second Half Kicks Off

The first half of the year is officially complete, and this lopsided tech rally is possibly becoming one of the most hated bull markets in history. U.S. equities have refused to slow down despite debt...

Other symbols: MOAT
8 months ago - ETF Trends

Advisors: Time Is Now to Explore Wide Moat Investing

With the second half of 2023 just getting started, and with second-quarter earnings slated to kick off in earnest this week, now is an opportune time for registered investment advisors to consider fre...

Other symbols: MOAT
8 months ago - ETF Trends

Wide Moat Stocks Look Appealing on Valuation

With the right methodology, it's possible for advisors and investors to efficiently locate baskets of stocks  with the wide moat designation without the burden of paying up on valuation. Enter the Van...

Other symbols: MOATKMDTTYLUSB
8 months ago - ETF Trends

Wide Moats Equal Big Quality

Advisors looking to harness the potency of quality stocks should consider the benefits of wide moat investing. This style lends itself to an elevated quality profile.

Other symbols: MOAT
8 months ago - ETF Trends

SMOT Could Be Small-Cap Risk-Reducer

Owing in part to the asset class's compelling growth prospects, small- and mid-cap stocks have long lured investors looking for more rapid upside potential than is offered by large-caps. Of course, th...

8 months ago - ETF Trends

With Smaller Stocks, Moats Matter

The benefits of wide moat investing are not a large-cap-only phenomenon.

9 months ago - ETF Trends

Bucking the Trend: Why SMID Caps are Poised for a Comeback

By Coulter Regal, CFA Associate Product Manager The recent performance of small- and mid-cap stocks, often referred to as “SMID caps”, and why they might be poised for a comeback has become a topic of...

9 months ago - ETF Trends

Meta Platforms Takes Center Stage Among Moat Stocks

By Coulter Regal, CFA, Associate Product Manager April was a subdued month—at least relative to the volatility seen in March given the banking crisis—with U.S. equities as a whole moving mostly sidewa...

Other symbols: METAMOAT
10 months ago - ETF Trends

VanEck's Sokol on Firm's “Unique” CLOI Arrangement

Where is VanEck looking this year? One major area for the busy ETF shop is collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) according to VanEck director of product management Bill Sokol, available in the VanEck...

Other symbols: CLOIMOAT
1 year ago - ETF Trends

SMOT Could Be Smart Small-Cap Choice in 2023

With 2022 drawing to a close, there's a growing course of market observers forecasting big things for small-cap stocks in 2023. More nuanced small-cap strategies could prove rewarding in the new year.

1 year ago - ETF Trends

VanEck Announces Yearend Distributions for VanEck Equity ETFs

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VanEck announced today the following 2022 annual distributions per share for its VanEck® equity exchange-traded funds.

1 year ago - Business Wire

SMOT: Question & Answer

Given the large small- and mid-cap stock universe and lack of analyst coverage, we believe a more selective approach may be a better choice than a broad-market exposure. We explore in this Q&A.

1 year ago - ETF Trends