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Greenspring (GRSPX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Greenspring (GRSPX) Fund

    Last Trade: $25.73 on 11/26/2014, Change: -0.01 (-0.04%)

 

Graph of Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) ManagerFund Manager - Charles vK. Carlson

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 31.4 years
Fund Family: Greenspring
Fund Category: Moderate Allocation
Fund Performance: Oct 30, 2014
Fundmojo Fund Grade: D (Score: 0.47)     (What does this score mean?)
Carlson began working as an analyst and portfolio manager for Corbyn Investment Management in 1983 and is now president. Carlson holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a member of the Baltimore Security Analysts Society.  Get more insights on Charles vK. Carlson

 

Graph of Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) ProfileGreenspring Fund (GRSPX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Greenspring Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation; income is a secondary, factor. Greenspring Fund invests in stocks that are believed undervalued at the time of purchase and special situation bonds that have the potential to provide both capital appreciation and income. It may invest in companies of any market capitalization. Greenspring Fund may also invest in companies in the process of financial restructurings or liquidations.

 

Greenspring (GRSPX) Fund Strength What we like about Greenspring (GRSPX) Fund

Data for Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) as of Oct 30, 2014

  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) management has been with Greenspring Fund for 31.4 years
  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 6.59, lower than category average of 6.76
  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) has a lower expense ratio than its Moderate Allocation average: 0.92% vs 0.93%
  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) Weakness What we are cautious about Greenspring (GRSPX) Fund

Data for Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) as of Oct 30, 2014

  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return 0.02% vs 8.69% Moderate Allocation category median performance)
  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 8.48% vs 11.40% Moderate Allocation category median performance)
  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return 8.14% vs 10.40% Moderate Allocation category median performance)
  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) is less safe compared to its Moderate Allocation peers
  • Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 67.74% that is higher than the Moderate Allocation average of 38.22%. This could mean Greenspring is more nimble, but also signal potential high tax impact and high trading fees
  • Asset base in Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) has been consistently decreasing in the last 2 months. It shows lacks of investor confidence and market support
See Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) performance details as of Oct 30, 2014

 

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Greenspring-0.360.028.488.14
American Beacon Balanced A (ABFAX)7.3110.6313.8611.56Compare
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Some Moderate Allocation ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
iShares S&P Growth Allocation (AOR)5.83%8.45%10.90%

 

Graph of Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) Net Asset TrackingGreenspring (GRSPX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Greenspring fund (GRSPX)

DateNet Asset
10/2014$765.41M
09/2014$786.62M
08/2014$848.03M
More historic net asset information on Greenspring Fund (GRSPX)

  

Graph of Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) Portfolio TrackingGreenspring (GRSPX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Greenspring fund (GRSPX)

DateCashStockBondOther
10/20143.37%57.22%38.63%0.02%
08/20144.29%54.16%40.84%0.02%
06/20147.95%54.25%37.12%0.02%
Click here to see more historic asset allocation information on Greenspring Fund (GRSPX)

 

graph of Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Greenspring (GRSPX) Fund

Discover what Greenspring Fund (GRSPX) manager is buying

Oct 30, 2014
j2 Global, Inc. [3.91%]
Republic Services, Inc. Common [3.76%]
MasTec, Inc. Common Stock [3.44%]
FTI Consulting, Inc. Common Sto [3.42%]
PartnerRe Ltd. Common Stock [3.2%]
Us Foods 8.5% [3.08%]
Petroquest Engy 10% [2.99%]
Harmonic Inc. [2.94%]
Energen Corporation Common Stoc [2.89%]
Lumos Networks Corp. [2.86%]

Aug 30, 2014
j2 Global, Inc. [3.47%]
Republic Services, Inc. Common [3.45%]
MasTec, Inc. Common Stock [3.12%]
Energen Corporation Common Stoc [3.08%]
FTI Consulting, Inc. Common Sto [2.86%]
Us Foods 8.5% [2.8%]
KBR, Inc. Common Stock [2.78%]
PartnerRe Ltd. Common Stock [2.77%]
Petroquest Engy 10% [2.75%]
Harmonic Inc. [2.6%]

Jun 29, 2014
Energen Corporation Common Stoc [3.22%]
Republic Services, Inc. Common [3.18%]
j2 Global, Inc. [3.15%]
MasTec, Inc. Common Stock [2.99%]
KBR, Inc. Common Stock [2.82%]
Harmonic Inc. [2.81%]
FTI Consulting, Inc. Common Sto [2.77%]
Petroquest Engy 10% [2.64%]
PartnerRe Ltd. Common Stock [2.58%]
Us Foods 8.5% [2.45%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in Greenspring Fund (GRSPX)

  

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