The Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM underwent its quarterly index review in June. Changes in Morningstar’s view of industries have recently led to more instances of a company exiting the index due to a moat rating downgrade.
May was challenging for the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM as key real estate and semiconductor stocks contributed to its underperformance of the broad U.S. equity markets. The Index now gears up for its quarterly review of valuations and moat ratings.
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