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Baron Growth Retail (BGRFX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Baron Growth Retail (BGRFX) Fund

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Graph of Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) ManagerFund Manager - Ronald Baron

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 24.3 years
Similar Funds: BGRIX 
Fund Family: Baron Capital Group
Fund Category: Mid-Cap Growth
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: C (Score: 0.57)     (What does this score mean?)
RONALD BARON, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer Ron Baron graduated from Bucknell University in 1965 with a B.A. in chemistry. Before becoming a securities analyst in 1970, he was a biochemistry teaching fellow at Georgetown University and a patent examiner at the United States Patent Office. He attended law school in the evenings on scholarship at George Washington University Law School from 1966 through 1969. He began to manage money for others on a discretionary basis in 1975. In 1982, Ron founded Baron Capital, a broker dealer, and, in 1987, Baron Funds, a mutual fund management company.  Get more insights on Ronald Baron

 

Graph of Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) ProfileBaron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Baron Growth Retail Fund seeks capital appreciation. Baron Growth Retail Fund invests primarily in common stocks of small-sized growth companies selected for their capital appreciation potential. It considers a small-sized company to be one having a market value of under $2.5 billion at the time of purchase. The management seeks to purchase securities that are expected to increase in value 100% in four years and then double again in the following four or five years.

 

Baron Growth Retail (BGRFX) Fund Strength What we like about Baron Growth Retail (BGRFX) Fund

Data for Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) management has been with Baron Growth Retail Fund for 24.3 years
  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) has good short-term performance (1-year return -4.37% vs -5.73% Mid-Cap Growth category median performance)
  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 8.86% vs 7.70% Mid-Cap Growth category median performance)
  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Asset base in Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 6.95% vs Mid-Cap Growth average of 50.96%. It is good that Baron Growth Retail management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 12.35, lower than category average of 13.49

Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) Weakness What we are cautious about Baron Growth Retail (BGRFX) Fund

Data for Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 7.12% vs 8.38% Mid-Cap Growth category median performance)
  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) is less safe compared to its Mid-Cap Growth peers
  • Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) has a higher expense ratio of 1.29% than its Mid-Cap Growth average of 1.28%
  • Even though Baron Growth Retail Fund carries no load, it does have a 0.25% of 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses
See Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Some Mid-Cap Growth ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Pure Gr ETF (RFG)000
PowerShares Russell Midcap Pure Gr ETF (PXMG)-0.83%-6.85%5.24%
RevenueShares NavellierOverall A-100 ETF (RWV)1.16%-5.74%7.25%
iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth (JKH)1.51%-5.25%9.06%
Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF (VOT)3.05%-4.02%9.94%

 

Graph of Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) Net Asset TrackingBaron Growth Retail (BGRFX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Baron Growth Retail fund (BGRFX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$6.13B
03/2016$6.08B
02/2016$5.74B
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Graph of Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) Portfolio TrackingBaron Growth Retail (BGRFX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Baron Growth Retail fund (BGRFX)

DateCashStockBondOther
03/20163.36%96.44%0%0%
12/20150%98.25%0%1.56%
09/20150%99.2%0%0.66%
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graph of Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Baron Growth Retail (BGRFX) Fund

Discover what Baron Growth Retail Fund (BGRFX) manager is buying

Mar 30, 2016
Under Armour, Inc. Class A Comm [4.92%]
Arch Capital Group Ltd. [4.62%]
Vail Resorts, Inc. Common Stock [4.54%]
Gartner, Inc. Common Stock [4.15%]
FactSet Research Systems Inc. C [3.99%]
The Middleby Corporation [3.91%]
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc [3.22%]
CoStar Group, Inc. [3.09%]
ANSYS, Inc. [2.72%]
Choice Hotels International, In [2.67%]

Dec 30, 2015
Under Armour, Inc. Class A Comm [4.35%]
Arch Capital Group Ltd. [4.13%]
The Middleby Corporation [4.08%]
Vail Resorts, Inc. Common Stock [3.96%]
FactSet Research Systems Inc. C [3.9%]
Gartner, Inc. Common Stock [3.84%]
ITC Holdings Corp. Common Stock [3.66%]
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc [3.16%]
CoStar Group, Inc. [3.09%]
ANSYS, Inc. [2.56%]

Sep 29, 2015
Under Armour, Inc. Class A Comm [5.16%]
Arch Capital Group Ltd. [4.18%]
The Middleby Corporation [3.87%]
FactSet Research Systems Inc. C [3.69%]
Gartner, Inc. Common Stock [3.42%]
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc [3.12%]
Vail Resorts, Inc. Common Stock [3.12%]
ITC Holdings Corp. Common Stock [3.06%]
Maximus, Inc. Common Stock [2.58%]
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