Water ETFs To Invest In 2016 – Best ETFs For Full Exposure To Water

CGW's Top Fund holdings:

Company Symbol % Assets
American Water Works Company, I AWK 7.22
Pentair plc. Ordinary Share PNR 5.57
United Utilities Group PLC UUGWF.L 5.26
Danaher Corporation Common Stoc DHR 5.19
Veolia Environnement SA VEOEF.PA 5.06
Severn Trent PLC SVTRF.L 4.33
Xylem Inc. Common Stock New XYL 4.23
Suez Environnement Co SA SZEVF.PA 3.81
IDEX Corporation Common Stock IEX 3.65
  • Net Assets: $376.38 million
  • Expense Ratio: 0.65%
  • Dividend Yield: 1.70%
  • 1-Year Performance: -2.96%
  • 5-Year Performance: 12.52%

2- PowerShares Water Resources ETF (PHO)

This is the largest of the water ETFs with nearly $860 million in assets. The ETF is designed to follow an index that primarily tracks companies that make products centered around water conservation and purification. Top holdings include companies such as Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP), Flowserve Corp (NYSE: FLS) and Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL). Expenses are 0.61%, or just $61 annually for every $10,000 invested.

PHO's Top Fund Holdings:

Company Symbol % Assets
Pentair plc. Ordinary Share PNR 8.42
Waters Corporation Common Stock WAT 8.12
Roper Technologies, Inc. Common ROP 8.06
Ecolab Inc. Common Stock ECL 8.06
American Water Works Company, I AWK 7.88
HD Supply Holdings, Inc. HDS 4.41
Pattern Energy Group Inc. PEGI 4.16
Valmont Industries, Inc. Common VMI 4.06
Xylem Inc. Common Stock New XYL 4.05
Toro Company (The) Common Stock TTC 4.00
  • Net Assets: $864.48 million
  • Average Daily Trading Volume (past three months): 84,561
  • Expense Ratio: 0.61%
  • Dividend Yield: 0.60%
  • 1-Year Performance: -5.13%
  • 5-Year Performance: 9.59%
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