Home   Logon   Mobile Site   Research and Commentary   About Us   Call 1.800.621.1675 or Email Us       Follow Us: 

Search by Ticker, Keyword or CUSIP       
 
 
 
Blog Home
Bob Carey
Chief Market Strategist
Click for Bio

Follow Bob on Twitter Follow Bob on LinkedIn View Videos on YouTube
 

  A Snapshot Of Growth vs. Value Investing (Small-Caps)
Posted Under: Themes
Supporting Image for Blog Post

 
View from the Observation Deck  
  1. We update this post on small-capitalization (cap) stocks every now and then so that investors can see which of the two styles (growth or value) are delivering the better results.
  2. The S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth Index closed at 11,974.51 on 5/24/22. It stood 33.67% below its all-time closing high on 11/8/21, according to Bloomberg. The S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value Index closed at 8,904.00 on 5/24/22. It stood 14.73% below its all-time closing high on 11/8/21.
  3. The S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value Index outperformed its growth counterpart in five of the six periods featured in the chart. The past 15 years is the only period in which the S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth Index has the edge. 
  4. The returns through 5/24/22 were as follows (Pure Growth vs. Pure Value): 15-year average annualized (7.74% vs. 6.33%); 10-year average annualized (9.49% vs. 11.01%); 5-year average annualized (4.27% vs. 8.25%); 3-year average annualized (3.83% vs. 15.24%); 1-year (-23.91% vs. -3.40%) and year-to-date (-29.16% vs. -6.50%).
  5. As of 4/30/22, the largest sector weighting in the S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth Index was Financials at 22.3%, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. The largest sector in the S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value Index was Consumer Discretionary at 20.1%.
  6. From 12/31/21 through 5/24/22 (YTD), the S&P SmallCap 600 Consumer Discretionary Index posted a total return of -30.60%, compared to -14.52% for the S&P SmallCap 600 Financials Index, according to Bloomberg. The S&P SmallCap 600 Index was down 16.02% over the same period.
  7. At a combined weighting of 22.2%, the S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value Index's exposure to Energy and Materials was significantly higher than the 5.0% combined weighting in the S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth Index as of 4/29/22, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. They are the two best-performing small-cap sectors so far in 2022. From 12/31/21-5/24/22, the S&P SmallCap 600 Energy Index posted a total return of 47.84%, while the S&P SmallCap 600 Materials Index was down 2.96%, according to Bloomberg.
  8. Click here to access the recent post comparing growth and value stocks in the S&P 500 Index.  
This chart is for illustrative purposes only and not indicative of any actual investment. The illustration excludes the effects of taxes and brokerage commissions or other expenses incurred when investing. Investors cannot invest directly in an index. The S&P SmallCap 600 Index is an unmanaged index of 600 companies used to measure small-cap U.S. stock market performance. The S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth Index is a style-concentrated index designed to track the performance of stocks that exhibit the strongest growth characteristics based on three factors: sales growth, the ratio of earnings-change to price, and momentum. It includes only those components of the parent index that exhibit strong growth characteristics, and weights them by growth score. Constituents are drawn from the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. The S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value Index is a style-concentrated index designed to track the performance of stocks that exhibit the strongest value characteristics based on three factors: the ratios of book value, earnings, and sales to price. It includes only those components of the parent index that exhibit strong value characteristics, and weights them by value score. The respective S&P SmallCap 600 Sector Indices are capitalization-weighted and comprised of S&P SmallCap 600 constituents representing a specific sector. 

Download a PDF of this post, please click here
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 10:19 AM • Post Link Share: 
Print this post Printer Friendly

These posts were prepared by First Trust Advisors L.P., and reflect the current opinion of the authors. They are based upon sources and data believed to be accurate and reliable. Opinions and forward looking statements expressed are subject to change without notice. This information does not constitute a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any security.
Search Posts
MARKET ANALYSIS
Market Commentary and Analysis
Market Commentary Video
Weekly Market Commentary
Weekly Market Watch
Monthly Talking Points
Quarterly Newsletter
Market Observations
Subscribe To Receive Email
 


 PREVIOUS POSTS
A Snapshot Of Bond Valuations
US Stock Markets Ended May 20, 2022
US Economy and Credit Markets Ended May 20, 2022
A Snapshot of Growth vs. Value Investing
A Global Snapshot Of Equity Returns Spanning The COVID-19 Pandemic
US Stock Markets Ended May 13, 2022
US Economy and Credit Markets Ended May 13, 2022
How Defensive Sectors Have Fared During Periods Of Elevated Inflation
Money Market Fund Assets Remain Elevated
US Stock Markets Ended May 6, 2022
Archive
Skip Navigation Links.
Search by Topic
Skip Navigation Links.

 
The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or any other regulatory framework. Financial professionals are responsible for evaluating investment risks independently and for exercising independent judgment in determining whether investments are appropriate for their clients.
First Trust Portfolios L.P.  Member SIPC and FINRA. (Form CRS)   •  First Trust Advisors L.P. (Form CRS)
Home |  Important Legal Information |  Privacy Policy |  California Privacy Policy |  Business Continuity Plan |  FINRA BrokerCheck
Copyright © 2022 All rights reserved.