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Must-know: Investing in KeyCorp through ETFs

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Banking sector ETFs

KeyCorp (KEY) is represented in key ETFs focused on the banking sector. The SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) has KeyCorp comprising ~1.7% of its portfolio. KBE invests in national and regional US banks. It has a diversified portfolio. The biggest holding represents ~1.8% of the portfolio.

KBE has total assets of ~$2.5 billion and a gross expense ratio of 0.35%. KeyCorp, U.S. Bancorp (USB), and PNC Financial Services (PNC) together form ~4.9% of KBE.

KeyCorp represents ~1.4% of the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE). KRE invests in regional banks. It has total net assets of ~$1.8 billion and a gross expense ratio of 0.35%. Like KBE, it has a well diversified portfolio with its biggest holding representing just ~1.6% of the portfolio.

KeyCorp forms ~3.1% of the iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF (IAT).

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Financial sector ETFs

SunTrust forms ~0.72% of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) portfolio. XLF has total net assets of around $21 billion. It has an expense ratio of 0.15%. KeyCorp gets a lower representation in XLF compared to bigger banks, based on its lower market capitalization.

Is KeyCorp stock favored by insiders?

Two interesting ETFs holding KeyCorp are the Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment ETF (KNOW) and the Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF (NFO). KNOW tracks the Sabrient Multi-Cap Insider-Analyst Quant-Weighted Index, while NFO tracks the Sabrient Insider Sentiment Index.

The Sabrient Insider Index reflects insider buying trends determined through public filings and earnings estimate increases by Wall Street analysts that follow the stocks under consideration. The indices are based on the premise that insiders know a company’s business and future prospects much better than outside investors.

Other ETFs holding KeyCorp

The Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF (CZA) and the Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF (RYF) are the other ETFs with KeyCorp stock forming more than 1% of their portfolios. The graph above shows key ETF holdings in KeyCorp.

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