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Virtus Small-Cap Core I (PKSFX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Virtus Small-Cap Core I (PKSFX) Fund

    Last Trade: $29.22 on 9/25/2017, Change: -0.02 (-0.07%)

 

Graph of Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) ManagerFund Manager - Jon Christensen

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 8.7 years
Similar Funds: PKSAX  PKSCX 
Fund Family: Virtus
Fund Category: Small Growth
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: *Master* (Score: 0.85)     (What does this score mean?)

 

Graph of Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) ProfileVirtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation, with dividend income as a secondary consideration. Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund pursues long-term capital appreciation in the small-cap sector while seeking to provide the risk characteristics of the less volatile large-cap S&P 500® Index. Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund invests at least 80% of total assets in common stocks of small capitalization companies that, at time of initial purchase, have market capitalizations within the range of companies included in the Russell 2000 Index. It may invest in approximately 20-40 securities at any given time.

 

Virtus Small-Cap Core I (PKSFX) Fund Strength What we like about Virtus Small-Cap Core I (PKSFX) Fund

Data for Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) management has been with Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund for 8.7 years
  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 6.52% vs -7.74% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 10.46% vs 6.86% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 9.26% vs 7.01% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Asset base in Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 33.00% vs Small Growth average of 63.11%. It is good that Virtus Small-Cap Core I management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 12.1, lower than category average of 15.82
  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) has a lower expense ratio than its Small Growth average: 1.12% vs 1.31%
  • Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) Weakness What we are cautious about Virtus Small-Cap Core I (PKSFX) Fund

Data for Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) as of May 30, 2016

See Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Compare Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX)Compare with other top Small Growth category mutual funds

Aadditional top Small Growth mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Virtus Small-Cap Core I7.246.5210.469.26
Thrivent Small Cap Stock A (AASMX)5.33-2.128.136.23Compare
Invesco Small Cap Growth A (GTSAX)2.31-6.349.449.20Compare
Brown Advisory Small-Cap Growth Inv (BIASX)1.441.9610.719.36Compare

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Compare Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX)Compare with Small Growth category ETFs

Some Small Growth ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
First Trust Small Cap Gr AlphaDEX ETF (FYC)2.08%0.72%8.41%
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth (IJT)3.38%0.39%10.55%
SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (SLYG)3.30%0.18%10.49%
Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (VIOG)2.78%0.08%10.38%
Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF (VBK)000

 

Graph of Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) Net Asset TrackingVirtus Small-Cap Core I (PKSFX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Virtus Small-Cap Core I fund (PKSFX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$334.97M
03/2016$295.16M
02/2016$273.10M
More historic net asset information on Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX)

  

Graph of Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) Portfolio TrackingVirtus Small-Cap Core I (PKSFX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Virtus Small-Cap Core I fund (PKSFX)

DateCashStockBondOther
03/20162.66%97.34%0%0%
12/20151.72%98.28%0%0%
09/20151.45%98.55%0%0%
Click here to see more historic asset allocation information on Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX)

 

graph of Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Virtus Small-Cap Core I (PKSFX) Fund

Discover what Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX) manager is buying

Mar 30, 2016
CDW Corporation [5.19%]
Landstar System, Inc. [5.04%]
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. [4.8%]
Autohome Inc. American Deposita [4.6%]
Shutterstock, Inc. Common Stock [4.54%]
Teledyne Technologies Incorpora [4.51%]
Toro Company (The) Common Stock [4.39%]
Primerica, Inc. Common Stock [4.33%]
ABAXIS, Inc. [4.25%]
Graco Inc. Common Stock [3.84%]

Dec 30, 2015
CDW Corporation [5.9%]
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. [5.26%]
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. [5.25%]
Primerica, Inc. Common Stock [4.82%]
Autohome Inc. American Deposita [4.74%]
Teledyne Technologies Incorpora [4.57%]
Toro Company (The) Common Stock [4.13%]
Artisan Partners Asset Manageme [4.12%]
RLI Corp. Common Stock [4.05%]
Shutterstock, Inc. Common Stock [4.02%]

Sep 29, 2015
CDW Corporation [6.24%]
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. [4.76%]
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. [4.71%]
Primerica, Inc. Common Stock [4.68%]
Core Laboratories N.V. Common S [4.53%]
Autohome Inc. American Deposita [4.49%]
NVR, Inc. Common Stock [4.4%]
RLI Corp. Common Stock [4.39%]
Teledyne Technologies Incorpora [4.09%]
Toro Company (The) Common Stock [4.05%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in Virtus Small-Cap Core I Fund (PKSFX)

  

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