The Industrials sector ranks seventh out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our 2Q19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Industrials sector ranked sixth. It gets our Neutral rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of the 426 stocks in the Industrials sector as of April 11, 2019. See a recap of our 1Q19 Sector Ratings here.
Figures 1 and 2 show the five best and worst rated ETFs and mutual funds in the sector. Not all Industrials sector ETFs and mutual funds are created the same. The number of holdings varies widely (from 20 to 349). This variation creates drastically different investment implications and, therefore, ratings.
Investors seeking exposure to the Industrials sector should buy one of the Attractive-or-better rated ETFs or mutual funds from Figures 1 and 2.
Our Robo-Analyst technology empowers our unique ETF and mutual fund rating methodology, which leverages our rigorous analysis of each fund’s holdings. We think advisors and investors focused on prudent investment decisions should include analysis of fund holdings in their research process for ETFs and mutual funds.
Figure 1: ETFs with the Best & Worst Ratings – Top 5