Large-Cap Stocks U.S. Exchanges

The links on this page take you lists of large-cap stocks in the respective category. These large-cap stocks have a market capitalization over ten billion dollars. While there is not one universally accepted standard used in determining what capitalization level actually constitutes a large-cap stock, ten billion dollars is perhaps the most common threshold used in the financial community. However, it should be noted that many ETF providers, financial professionals and other classification systems may use different capitalization levels. We update these pages at the start of every month so it is possible that a stock’s market cap might fall below ten billion dollars between updates.

Popular ETFs designed to track the performance of the large-cap segment of the U.S. equity market

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IShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)

Name of ETF:  iShares Russell 1000 ETF

Benchmark Index: Russell 1000 Index

Ticker Code: IWB

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 1000

Types of Companies Included: The Russell 1000 is comprised of 1,000 (approximately) of the largest U.S. companies. The large and mid-sized companies within this index make up over 90% of the U.S. market.

Individual Company Weight: While not equally weighed, this ETF is diversified with no one company representing a significant percentage of the ETF.

PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ)

Name of ETF: PowerShares QQQ

Benchmark Index: Nasdaq-100 Index

Ticker Symbol: QQQ

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 100

Types of Companies Included: The largest U.S. and international companies listed on NASDAQ. Companies from the financial sector are excluded from the index.

Key Points: QQQ is one the most traded ETFs and recognized ETFs in the world.

Related Links:

PowerShares Website

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Name of ETF: SPDR S&P 500 ETF

Benchmark Index: S&P 500

Ticker Symbol: SPY

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 500

Types of Companies Included: Companies in the S&P 500. The S&P 500 is comprised of some of the largest U.S. companies and is one of the most recognizable indices in the world.

Individual Company Weight: While not equally weighed, this ETF is diversified with no one company representing a significant percentage of the ETF.

Options Availability: Options are available on this ETF.

Related Links:

State Street Global Advisors Website

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Name of ETF: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF

Benchmark Index: Dow Jones Industrial Average

Ticker Symbol: DIA

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 30

Types of Companies Included: Companies which are components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the most widely followed and quoted market indices in the world.

Key Points: DIA is one the most traded ETFs in the world

Related Links:

State Street Global Advisors Website

U.S. Mega-Cap ETFs 

First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund (FMK)

Name of ETF: First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund

Benchmark Index: NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Mega Cap Index

Ticker Symbol: FMK

Approximate Number of Holdings: 50

Types of Companies Included: Some of the largest companies in the United States that meet specific fundamental criteria. The NASDAQ US 500 Large Cap Index is the starting stock universe in which companies are selected.

Fundamentals Used:

  • Growth Criteria: Sales-to-price ratio, sales growth over the previous 12 months and general price appreciation the company has experienced over three, six and 12 month periods.
  • Value Criteria: Book value-to-price, cash flow-to-price and return on assets (ROA).

Related Links:

First Trust Website

Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF (XLG)

Name of ETF: Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF

Benchmark Index:  S&P Top 50 Index

Ticker Symbol: XLG

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 50

Types of Stocks Included in this ETF: Many of the largest publicly traded companies listed on U.S. exchanges.

Related Links:

Guggenheim Website

Vanguard Mega Cap ETF (MGC)

Name of ETF: Vanguard Mega Cap ETF

Benchmark Index: CRSP US Mega Cap Index

Ticker Symbol: MGC

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 290

Types of Stocks Included in this ETF: A diversified group of the largest publicly traded companies on U.S. exchanges.

Related Links:

Vanguard Website

Mega-Cap Growth ETFs

Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK)

Name of ETF: Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF

Benchmark Index: CRSP US Mega Cap Growth Index

Ticker Symbol: MGK

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 150

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A broad diversification of large-sized stocks which exhibit growth characteristics.  These companies are analyzed and determined by the index provider of having a better chance of growing at a faster rate than similar sized companies.

Related Links:

Vanguard Website

Mega-Cap Value ETFs

Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (MGV)

Name of ETF: Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF

Benchmark Index: CRSP US Mega Cap Value Index

Ticker Symbol: MGV

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 160

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: Large-sized stocks listed on U.S. exchanges which are determined by the index provider of having value characteristics compared to other similar sized companies.

Individual Company Weight: The ETF has historically been weighted towards the top holdings.

Related Links:

Vanguard Website

Large-Cap ETFs

First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (FEX)

Name of ETF: First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund

Benchmark Index: Defined Large Cap Core Index

Ticker Symbol: FEX

Approximate Number of Holdings: 375

Types of Companies Included: The top large-cap companies from the S & P 500 that meet specific fundamental criteria.

Fundamentals Used:

  • Growth Criteria: Sales-to-price ratio, sales growth over the previous 12 months, and general price appreciation the company has experienced over three, six and 12 month periods.
  • Value Criteria: Book value-to-price, cash flow-to-price and return on assets (ROA).

Individual Company Weight: This ETF is diversified with no one company representing a significant percentage of the ETF.

FlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund (QLC)

For investors looking to maximize US large cap exposure to the quality, price and momentum factors.

The fund seeks investment results that are consistent with the price and yield performance of Northern Trust Quality Large Cap IndexTM (underlying index) before fees and expenses.

  • First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (FEX)
  • FlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund (QLC)
  • Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (GSLC)
  • Guggenheim S&P 100 Equal Weight ETF (OEW)
  • iShares Morningstar Large Core ETF (JKD)
  • iShares Russell Top 200 ETF (IWL)
  • iShares S&P 100 Index ETF (OEF)
  • John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF (JHML)
  • PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio (PRF)
  • PowerShares Russell Top 200 Equal Weight Portfolio (EQWL)
  • RevenueShares Large Cap Fund (RWL)
  • Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Company Index ETF (FNDX)
  • Schwab U.S. Large Cap ETF (SCHX)
  • Vanguard Largecap ETF (VV)

Large-Cap Growth ETFs

First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund (FTC) (Selects approximately 187 companies from the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Large Cap Growth Index based on a variety of fundamental criteria)

Name of ETF: First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund

Benchmark Index: NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Large Cap Growth Index

Ticker Symbol: FTC

Approximate Number of Holdings: 180

Types of Companies Included: The top companies from the NASDAQ US 500 Large Cap Index that meet specific fundamental criteria.

Fundamentals Used:

  • Growth Criteria: Sales-to-price ratio, sales growth over the previous 12 months and general price appreciation the company has experienced over three, six and 12 month periods.
  • Value Criteria: Book value-to-price, cash flow-to-price and return on assets (ROA).

Individual Company Weight:  The top stocks based on the selection score are added and divided into quintiles based on their ranking. The higher rated quintiles are weighted higher than lower rated quintiles (although stocks within each quintile are equally weighted).

Rebalancing: Quarterly

Related Links:

First Trust Website

IShares Morningstar Large Growth ETF (JKE) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 100 companies and is based on the Morningstar Large-Cap Growth Index)

Name of ETF:  iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth ETF

Benchmark Index: Morningstar Large Growth Index

Ticker Symbol: JKE

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 100

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit growth characteristics.  These companies are analyzed and determined by the index provider as having a better chance of growing at a faster rate than other large-cap companies.

Companies Weight: This ETF has historically been weighted towards the top holdings.

Related Links:

iShares Website

IShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF (IWY) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 130 companies and is based on the Russell Top 200 Growth Index)

Name of ETF:  iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF

Benchmark Index: Russell Top 200 Growth Index

Ticker Symbol: IWY

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 130

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit growth characteristics.  These companies are analyzed and determined by the index provider as having a better chance of growing at a faster rate than other large-cap companies.

Related Links:

iShares Website

PowerShares Russell Top 200 Pure Growth Portfolio (PXLG) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 70 companies and is based on the Russell Top 200 Pure Growth Index)

Name of ETF: PowerShares Russell Top 200 Pure Growth Portfolio

Benchmark Index: Russell Top 200® Pure Growth Index

Ticker Symbol: PXLG

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 68

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit growth characteristics.  These companies are analyzed and determined as having a better chance of growing at a faster rate than other large-cap companies.

Individual Company Weight: The ETF has historically been weighted towards the top holdings.

Related Links:

PowerShares Website

PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Growth Portfolio (PWB) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 50 companies and is based on the Dynamic Large Cap Growth Intellidex Index)

Name of ETF: PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Growth Portfolio

Benchmark Index: Dynamic Large Cap Growth Intellidex Index

Ticker Symbol: PWB

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 50

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit growth characteristics.  These companies are analyzed and determined by the index provider as having a better chance of growing at a faster rate than other large-cap companies.

Related Links:

PowerShares Website

Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF (SCHG) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 420 companies and is based on the Dynamic Large Cap Growth Intellidex Index)

Name of ETF: Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF

Benchmark Index: Dow Jones U.S. Large Cap Total Stock Market Index

Ticker Symbol: SCHG

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 420

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit growth characteristics.  These companies are analyzed and determined by the index provider as having a better chance of growing at a faster rate than other large-cap companies.

Related Links:

Charles Schwab Website

Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 335 companies and is based on the CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index)

Large-Cap Value ETFs

Name of ETF: Vanguard Growth ETF

Benchmark Index: CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index

Ticker Symbol: VUG

Approximate Number of Stocks in ETF: 335

ETF Highlights:

  • The ETF attempts to replicate the benchmark index which is comprised of large-cap companies that the index provider has identified as growth stocks.
  • This ETF has historically been weighted towards the top holdings.

Related Links:

Vanguard Website

First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlphaDEX Fund (FTA) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 190 companies and is based on the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Large Cap Value Index)

Name of ETF: First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund

Benchmark Index: NASDAQ AlphaDEX Large Cap Value Index

Ticker Symbol: FTA

Approximate Number of Holdings: 190

Types of Companies Included: The top companies from the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Large Cap Value Index that meet specific fundamental criteria.

Fundamentals Used:

  • Growth Criteria: Sales-to-price ratio, sales growth over the previous 12 months and general price appreciation the company has experienced over three, six and 12 month periods.
  • Value Criteria: Book value-to-price, cash flow-to-price and return on assets (ROA).

Individual Company Weight: While not equally weighted, this ETF is diversified with no one company representing a significant percentage of the ETF.

Related Links:

First Trust Website

IShares Morningstar Large- Cap Value ETF (JKF) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 85 companies and is based on the Morningstar Large Value Index)

Name of ETF:  iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Value ETF

Benchmark Index: Morningstar Large Value Index

Ticker Symbol: JKF

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 85

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit value characteristics.  These companies are analyzed by the index provider and determined to be undervalued in comparison to other large-sized companies.

Related Links:

iShares Website

IShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF (IWX) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 130 companies and is based on the Russell Top 200 Value Index)

Name of ETF:  IShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF

Benchmark Index: Russell Top 200 Value Index

Ticker Symbol: IWX

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 130

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit value characteristics.  These companies are analyzed by the index provider and determined to be undervalued in comparison to other large-sized companies.

Related Links:

iShares Website

PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Value Portfolio (PWV) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 50 companies and is based on the Dynamic Large Cap Value Intellidex Index)

Name of ETF: PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Value Portfolio

Benchmark Index: Dynamic Large Cap Value Intellidex Index

Ticker Symbol: PWV

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 50

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit value characteristics.  These companies are analyzed by the index provider and determined to be undervalued in comparison to other large-sized companies.

Related Links:

PowerShares Website

PowerShares Russell Top 200 Pure Value Portfolio (PXLV) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 60 companies and is based on the Russell Top 200 Pure Value Index)

Name of ETF:  PowerShares Russell Top 200 Pure Value Portfolio

Benchmark Index: Russell Top 200 Pure Value Index

Ticker Symbol: PXLV

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit value characteristics.  These companies are analyzed by the index provider and determined to be undervalued in comparison to other large-sized companies.

Related Links:

PowerShares Website

Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF (SCHV) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 340 companies and is based on the Dow Jones U.S. Large Cap Total Stock Market Index)

Name of ETF: Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF

Benchmark Index: Dow Jones U.S. Large Cap Total Stock Market Index

Ticker Symbol: SCHV

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 340

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit value characteristics.  These companies are analyzed by the index provider and determined to be undervalued in comparison to other large-sized companies.

Related Links:

Charles Schwab Website

WisdomTree Large Cap Value ETF (EZY) (This ETF is comprised of approximately 290 companies and is based on the WisdomTree LargeCap Value Index)

Name of ETF: WisdomTree LargeCap Value Fund

Benchmark Index: WisdomTree LargeCap Value Index

Ticker Symbol: EZY

Approximate Number of Stocks in this ETF: 290

Types of Companies Included in this ETF: A selection of U.S. large-sized companies which exhibit value characteristics.  These companies are analyzed by the index provider and determined to be undervalued in comparison to other large-sized companies based on a number of fundamentals including:

  • Recent earnings
  • Price-to-earnings ratio
  • Price-to-book value
  • Price-to-sales ratio

Related Links:

WisdomTree Website

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