8 important things you should know about ALPS SDOG ETF
Updated: November 29, 2021
Bull case

No bull case arguments.

Bear case
3-year return below the benchmark
5-year return below the benchmark

Before we start: if you’re looking for SDOG “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "SDOG quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on SDOG "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "SDOG". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell SDOG? Or perhaps you’re looking for SDOG fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this SDOG ETF review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: SDOG performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: SDOG buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in SDOG ETF;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to SDOG.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG).
  2. What is SDOG underlying index?
  3. What are SDOG holdings?
  4. What is SDOG performance? What are SDOG historical returns?
  5. What is SDOG dividend yield?
  6. What is SDOG Finny Score? SDOG buy or sell?
  7. What are the pros of investing in SDOG? What are SDOG buy reasons?
  8. What are the cons of investing in SDOG? What are SDOG sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG).

The Fund seeks investment results that replicate as closely as possible the performance of the S-Network Sector Dividend Dogs Index. The Index is a rules-based index intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the highest dividend paying stocks in the S&P 500 on a sector-by-sector basis.

2. What is SDOG underlying index?

S-Network Sector Dividend Dogs Index.

3. What are SDOG top holdings?

SDOG has 50 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 22.37% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Invesco Ltd IVZ 2.47%
WestRock Co A WRK 2.32%
International Paper Co IP 2.26%
Duke Energy Corp DUK 2.23%
Southern Co SO 2.23%
ONEOK Inc OKE 2.22%
CenterPoint Energy Inc CNP 2.19%
Huntington Bancshares Inc HBAN 2.17%
Whirlpool Corp WHR 2.15%
Cummins Inc CMI 2.13%

4. What is SDOG performance? What are SDOG historical returns?

SDOG has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -2.00%;
  • 3-month return is -0.42%;
  • 1-year return is 20.60%;
  • 3-year return is 10.44%;
  • 5-year return is 8.08%.

5. What is SDOG dividend yield?

SDOG yield is 3.22%.

Analysis

6. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is N/A. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell. Finny Scores are not available if there are insufficient data points from the analysis.

7. What are the pros of investing in SDOG? What are SDOG buy reasons?

There are no apparent reasons to buy SDOG.

8. What are the cons of investing in SDOG? What are SDOG negatives?

The following are SDOG weaknesses from our perspective:

  • SDOG 3-year return is 10.44%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 23.5%.
  • SDOG 5-year return is 8.08%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 18.53%.
In the SDOG review, we covered SDOG key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.