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Buffalo Small Cap (BUFSX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Buffalo Small Cap (BUFSX) Fund

    Last Trade: $31.51 on 1/26/2015, Change: +0.32 (1.03%)

 

Graph of Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) ManagerFund Manager - Kent Gasaway

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 16.8 years
Fund Family: Buffalo
Fund Category: Small Growth
Fund Performance: Dec 30, 2014
Fundmojo Fund Grade: B (Score: 0.6)     (What does this score mean?)
Mr. Gasaway is senior vice president and partner with Kornitzer Capital Management (KCM), his employer since 1991. Mr. Gasaway has been an investment professional since 1982. Prior to joining KCM, he spent 10 years with Waddell & Reed Mutual Funds Group. Mr. Gasaway holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Get more insights on Kent Gasaway

 

Graph of Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) ProfileBuffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Buffalo Small Cap Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. Buffalo Small Cap Fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in domestic common stocks, preferred stocks, convertible preferred stocks warrants and rights of small-cap companies. It considers a company to be small-cap if it has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion or less. It may invest up to 20% of net assets in sponsored or unsponsored ADRs and securities of foreign companies that are traded on U.S. stock exchanges.

 

Buffalo Small Cap (BUFSX) Fund Strength What we like about Buffalo Small Cap (BUFSX) Fund

Data for Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) as of Dec 30, 2014

  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) management has been with Buffalo Small Cap Fund for 16.8 years
  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 22.00% vs Small Growth average of 65.71%. It is good that Buffalo Small Cap management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 13.17, lower than category average of 13.67
  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) has a lower expense ratio than its Small Growth average: 1.00% vs 1.38%
  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) Weakness What we are cautious about Buffalo Small Cap (BUFSX) Fund

Data for Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) as of Dec 30, 2014

  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return -6.55% vs 3.07% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 17.34% vs 17.98% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return 12.42% vs 15.43% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
See Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) performance details as of Dec 30, 2014

 

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Compare Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX)Compare with other top Small Growth category mutual funds

Aadditional top Small Growth mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Buffalo Small Cap-6.55-6.5517.3412.42
AQR Small Cap Momentum L (ASMOX)2.962.9621.2317.24Compare
Voya SmallCap Opportunities Portfolio S2 (ISCTX)5.195.1918.7017.22Compare
Invesco Small Cap Growth A (GTSAX)7.677.6721.2517.32Compare

See top fund managers for Small Growth Category Funds

 

Compare Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX)Compare with Small Growth category ETFs

Some Small Growth ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index (IWO)5.86%5.86%20.33%
PowerShares Fundamental Pure Sm (PXSG)5.78%5.78%16.99%
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Growth (IJT)4.01%4.01%19.20%
Vanguard Small Cap Growth ETF (VBK)4.01%4.01%19.21%
Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Gr Idx ETF (VIOG)3.75%3.75%18.94%

 

Graph of Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) Net Asset TrackingBuffalo Small Cap (BUFSX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Buffalo Small Cap fund (BUFSX)

DateNet Asset
12/2014$3.16B
11/2014$3.23B
10/2014$3.21B
More historic net asset information on Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX)

  

Graph of Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) Portfolio TrackingBuffalo Small Cap (BUFSX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Buffalo Small Cap fund (BUFSX)

DateCashStockBondOther
09/20142.44%97.56%0%0%
06/20142.6%97.4%0%0%
03/20142.82%97.18%0%0%
Click here to see more historic asset allocation information on Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX)

 

graph of Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Buffalo Small Cap (BUFSX) Fund

Discover what Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX) manager is buying

Sep 29, 2014
Align Technology, Inc. [3.76%]
Stratasys, Ltd. [3.52%]
Hexcel Corporation Common Stock [3.51%]
Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. [3.28%]
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. [3.15%]
Life Time Fitness Common Stock [2.92%]
Proto Labs, Inc. Common stock [2.89%]
LogMein, Inc. [2.87%]
Corporate Executive Board Compa [2.75%]
Deckers Outdoor Corporation Com [2.72%]

Jun 29, 2014
Align Technology, Inc. [4.06%]
Hexcel Corporation Common Stock [3.26%]
Carbo Ceramics, Inc. Common Sto [3.18%]
Proto Labs, Inc. Common stock [3.11%]
Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. [3.1%]
Stratasys, Ltd. [3%]
Corporate Executive Board Compa [2.84%]
CoStar Group, Inc. [2.61%]
LogMein, Inc. [2.6%]
Chart Industries, Inc. [2.6%]

Mar 30, 2014
Hexcel Corporation Common Stock [3.68%]
Align Technology, Inc. [3.55%]
Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. [3.18%]
ADTRAN, Inc. [3.01%]
Corporate Executive Board Compa [2.92%]
CoStar Group, Inc. [2.91%]
Carbo Ceramics, Inc. Common Sto [2.69%]
Stratasys, Ltd. [2.64%]
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. [2.57%]
Deckers Outdoor Corporation Com [2.46%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in Buffalo Small Cap Fund (BUFSX)

  

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