US Equity Plus Income ETF

US Equity Plus Income ETF

Harvest US Equity Plus Income ETF
Date Symbol NAV ($) NAV Change ($) MKT ($) MKT Change ($) Distribution Total ($)
Formerly US Buyback Leaders ETF

Fund Quick Facts January 31, 2018

TSX Code HUL  |  HUL.U
Cusip HUL 90291B104
Cusip HUL.U 90291B112
Net AUM $17.2 million
Management Fee 0.75%
Total Holdings 27
Income Distribution Quarterly
Recent Distribution $0.10
Distribution Method Cash or DRIP

Portfolio Analysis* January 31, 2018

Average Market Capitalization (USD) $150.8B
Number of Equity Securities 25
Average Dividend Yield 1.77%
Average P/E 17.28
5 Year Average Return on Equity 24.93%

Top Ten Holdings

January 31, 2018

Security Portfolio (%)
United Technologies Corp. 4.0
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 4.0
Quest Diagnostics Inc. 4.0
Gilead Sciences, Inc. 4.0
Bank of America Corporation 4.0
Cognizant technology Solutions Corp. 4.0
Union Pacific Corp.   4.0
Visa Inc. 3.9
Proctor & Gamble Company (The) 3.9
McDonald's Corporation 3.9

Fund Overview

The Fund invests in an equally-weighted Portfolio of Equity Securities of 25 Issuers selected from the top 100 issuers with the largest dollar amount of shares repurchased over the prior four quarters for which information is publicly available relative to the issuer's current market capitalization that meet the following criteria:  (i) are included in the S&P 500 Index; (ii) have a market capitalization of at least US$10 billion as determined at the time of investment; (iii) are incorporated in the U.S.; (iv) pay a dividend; and (v) have bought back their shares within the prior four quarters as determined at the time of investment.

The Fund’s investment objectives are to provide Unitholders with: (i) the opportunity for capital appreciation; and (ii) quarterly cash distributions. 

The Fund’s distribution target is $0.10 per Class A unit quarterly ($0.40 per annum) or US$0.10 per Class U Unit quarterly (US$0.40 per annum)


Link to Why Invest Why Invest

Quarterly Summary Quarterly Summary

Prospectus Prospectus Eng | Fr

Link to prospectus Summary Documents  HUL EngFr

Link to prospectus Summary Documents  HUL.U Eng | Fr

Portfolio Management

Paul MacDonald Harvest Portfolios Group Inc.


Chief Investment Officer


Portfolio Manager


Portfolio Manager


Associate Portfolio Manager

Investor Suitability

Investors seeking a regular quarterly income through a diversified investment in US securities.

Investors seeking to hold their investment for medium to long term.



Cumulative Growth $10,000 Invested

January 31, 2018 (NAV pricing)

Historical Prices



Historical Distributions



Portfolio Holdings

US Equity Plus Income ETF  (Formerly US Buyback Leaders ETF)
as of December 31, 2017

Security % of Portfolio
The Allstate Corporation 4.2
Home Depot Inc. (The) 4.2
General Mills Inc. 4.2
Valero Energy Corporation  4.2
Bank of America Corporation 4.1
Texas Instruments Incorporated 4.1
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 4.1
Union Pacific Corp. 4.1
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 4.0
McDonald's Corporation 4.0
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. 4.0
United Technologies Corp. 4.0
Quest Diagnostics Inc. 4.0
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 4.0
Illinois Tool Works Inc. 4.0
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation 4.0
CBS Corporation Class B NON-VOTING 4.0
Visa Inc. 4.0
The Walt Disney Company 3.9
Corning Incorporated 3.9
Amgen Inc. 3.9
Symantec Corporation 3.8
Apple Inc. 3.8
Humana Inc. 3.6
Gilead Sciences, Inc. 3.6


US Equity Plus Income ETF 

The Fund was originally named US Buyback Leaders Fund and commenced operations as a TSX listed closed-end fund on March 25, 2015 and converted into an exchange-traded fund on October 24, 2016. On June 22, 2017, US Buyback Leaders ETF changed its name to US Equity Plus Income ETF. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in HARVEST Exchange Traded Funds. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. The Fund is not guaranteed, its value changes frequently and past performance may not be repeated.  Distributions are paid to you in cash unless you request, pursuant to your participation in a distribution reinvestment plan, that they be reinvested into Class A or Class U units of the Fund.  If the Fund earns less than the amounts distributed, the difference is a return of capital. Tax investment and all other decisions should be made with guidance from a qualified professional.

*Source: Bloomberg.  Average statistics calculated based on portfolio weighted average. Dividend yield based on Bloomberg indicated 12 month yield of portfolios positions and does not represent the distribution yield paid to investors. P/E calculated based on Bloomberg consensus 12 month forward earnings estimates. Return on Equity (ROE) based on 5 year trailing average ROE.