SPDR® S&P 500 ETF
Fund offered by:
SPDR State Street Global Advisors
Ticker: SPY
Tobacco grade: F
This grade is based on the fund's investments in tobacco companies and major entertainment companies that feature smoking in films marketed to kids. See how we calculate the grade
F
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$7.72 BILLION
INVESTED IN TOBACCO
AND TOBACCO-PROMOTING
ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES
Tobacco companies that produce or manufacture tobacco products
TOBACCO COMPANIES
that produce or manufacture tobacco products
Entertainment companies that show smoking in movies marketed to kids
MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES
that show smoking in movies marketed to kids
6
holdings flagged
2.81%
of assets flagged
Tobacco companies
Tobacco companies
2 holdings
0.78% of assets
$2.15 BILLION invested
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
4 holdings
2.03% of assets
$5.57 BILLION invested
Why entertainment companies?
“R”-rating future movies with smoking will prevent one million tobacco deaths in this generation of U.S. kids. Hollywood studios and their parent companies, the nation’s best-known entertainment companies, are well aware of the public health risk, but continue to intentionally expose millions of kids.
Tell Hollywood to rate smoking “R”
Join our call to eliminate smoking from youth-rated movies
Take action 
This fund contains
6 investments in tobacco and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
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Tobacco companies
2 HOLDINGS
2 holdings
  • 1. Philip Morris International Inc
    0.48% of assets
    $1.31B invested
  • 2. Altria Group Inc
    0.31% of assets
    $844.89M invested
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Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
4 HOLDINGS
4 holdings
  • 1. AT&T Inc
    1.11% of assets
    $3.06B invested
  • 2. Comcast Corp Class A
    0.82% of assets
    $2.26B invested
  • 3. CBS Corp Class B
    0.05% of assets
    $146.3M invested
  • 4. Viacom Inc B
    0.03% of assets
    $93.75M invested
Are entertainment companies rated the same as tobacco companies?
No - tobacco companies bear greater responsibility to the tobacco epidemic, and our grading methodology reflects this. However, the scientific consensus is that tobacco depictions in movies cause kids to begin smoking. Public health impacts can damage a company’s reputation and brand value, decreasing long-term shareholder value. Asset managers should be engaging entertainment companies by signing investor letters, supporting shareholder resolutions, or otherwise pressing entertainment companies to remove smoking from youth-rated movies.
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Investment Alert
This fund is invested in The Walt Disney Company, an industry leader in promoting smoke-free movies.
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on SPY at Morningstar.com
Current fund
SPY
SPDR® S&P 500 ETF
Family
SPDR State Street Global Advisors
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 9/30/19
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-0.05% less in annualized returns
Less invested in tobacco and entertainment companies 
0.01% less invested
Less invested in tobacco companies 
0% less invested
Less invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.01% less invested
Current fund
SPY
SPDR® S&P 500 ETF
Family
SPDR State Street Global Advisors
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 9/30/19
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-0.05% less in annualized returns
Less invested in tobacco and entertainment companies 
0.01% less invested
Less invested in tobacco companies 
0% less invested
Less invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.01% less invested
Current fund
SPY
SPDR® S&P 500 ETF
Family
SPDR State Street Global Advisors
Category
Large Blend
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 9/30/19
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: S&P 500
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower
 10-yr returns 
-0.05% less in annualized returns
Less invested in tobacco and entertainment companies 
0.01% less invested
Less invested in tobacco companies 
0% less invested
Less invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.01% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Climate analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Overall tobacco weight
This fund
SPY - SPDR® S&P 500 ETF
4.19%
13%
11%
13%
2.81% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
4.22%
13%
11%
13%
2.82% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-0.04%
-0.08%
-0.07%
-0.05%
0.01%  lower
Find more financial data on SPY at Morningstar.com
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