VETS EMPLOYERS INDEX
SINCE INCEPTION RISK VALUES
|INDEX||ANNUALIZED RETURN||STANDARD DEVIATION||CORRELATION TO S&P 500||BETA TO S&P 500||SHARPE RATIO|
VETS EMPLOYERS INDEX
The VETS Employers IndexSM, designed by VETS Indexes LLC, measures the performance of those publicly traded companies that recruit, develop, and support U.S. military veteran employees. Companies are selected from a VETS eligible universe of companies maintained by VETS Indexes LLC and populated based on VETS Indexes survey data and analysis. The VETS eligible universe leverages various selection criteria, such as company culture, policies, and reservist accommodations, to identify companies that are most supportive of military veterans, service members and their families.
|Current Number of Constituents||63 (see below for details)|
|Review Frequency||Annual after the close of trading on the third Friday of September|
|Index Inception Date||July 19, 2017|
|Calculation Frequency||Daily for each U.S. trading day|
Military veterans represent uniquely valuable human resources, bringing soft skills – including teamwork, problem solving, and resiliency – in addition to military-grade technical training in engineering, logistics, IT, and other critical fields. Veterans have founded and led many of the country’s most successful companies.
But some companies have been quicker than others to recognize the value of veterans. And some prove to be better at implementing policies and practices that lead to successfully recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting veterans. This is what VETS’ survey data and analysis measures.
VETS Indexes is based on the premise that the companies that make the best use of this highly talented but under-valued talent pool will see a benefit in their bottom lines. The results so far have emphatically confirmed our thesis.
All data on page as of 3/31/2023
INDEX CONSTITUENTS & WEIGHTINGS
|AECOM Technology Corp.||ACM||1.59%|
|Bank America Corp||BAC||1.35%|
|Booz Allen Hamilton||BAH||1.59%|
|Capital One Finl Corp||COF||1.43%|
|Charles Schwab Corp.||SCHW||1.09%|
|CMS Energy Corp.||CMS||1.69%|
|Constellation Energy Corp.||CEG||1.70%|
|CVS Caremark Corp.||CVS||1.44%|
|Eaton Corp Plc||ETN||1.59%|
|GE Healthcare Technologies I||GEHC||1.75%|
|General Dynamics Corp.||GD||1.63%|
|General Electric Co||GE||1.83%|
|General Motors Co.||GM||1.54%|
|Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.||HLT||1.58%|
|Home Depot Inc.||HD||1.62%|
|Hormel Foods Corp.||HRL||1.46%|
|J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.||JBHT||1.58%|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||1.64%|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||JPM||1.48%|
|Leidos Holdings Inc.||LDOS||1.54%|
|Lockheed Martin Corp.||LMT||1.62%|
|Marsh & McLennan Cos.||MMC||1.67%|
|Merck & Co. Inc.||MRK||1.63%|
|Northrop Grumman Corp.||NOC||1.62%|
|Organon & Co.||OGN||1.56%|
|Prudential Financial Inc.||PRU||1.34%|
|Rocket COS Inc.||RKT||1.87%|
|Sonoco Products Co.||SON||1.68%|
|Southwest Airlines Co.||LUV||1.57%|
|Travelers Cos. Inc.||TRV||1.50%|
|Union Pacific Corp.||UNP||1.58%|
|United Rentals Inc.||URI||1.37%|
|Verizon Communications Inc.||VZ||1.63%|
|Wal-Mart Stores Inc.||WMT||1.68%|
|Waste Management Inc.||WM||1.77%|
|Werner Enterprises Inc.||WERN||1.59%|
|Xcel Energy Inc.||XEL||1.70%|
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