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Virtus Quality Small-Cap I (PXQSX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Virtus Quality Small-Cap I (PXQSX) Fund

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Graph of Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) ManagerFund Manager - Julie Kutasov

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 9.7 years
Fund Family: Virtus
Fund Category: Small Growth
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: *Master* (Score: 0.86)     (What does this score mean?)
Julie Kutasov, CPA, is a Portfolio Manager and a Senior Research Analyst with primary research responsibilities for the small and mid-capitalization financials (banks, REITS, and business development) sector. Before joining Kayne Anderson Rudnick in 2001, she worked at Goldman Sachs in a program focused on investment management for high-net worth individuals and at Arthur Andersen as a Senior Associate leading teams that provided financial-audit and business-advisory services to a variety of clients in service-related industries. She has approximately seven years of equity research experience. Ms. Kutasov earned a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.  Get more insights on Julie Kutasov

 

Graph of Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) ProfileVirtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Virtus Quality Small-Cap 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. It invests in a select group of small-cap value companies believed to be undervalued relative to their future growth potential. Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund invests at least 80% of assets in common stocks of small capitalization companies that, at the time of initial purchase, have market capitalizations within the range of companies included in the Russell 2000® Value Index. It generally invests in approximately 20-35 securities at any given time.

 

Virtus Quality Small-Cap I (PXQSX) Fund Strength What we like about Virtus Quality Small-Cap I (PXQSX) Fund

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

  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) management has been with Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund for 9.7 years
  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 9.36% vs -7.74% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 11.45% vs 6.86% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 9.66% vs 7.01% Small Growth category median performance)
  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Asset base in Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 15.00% vs Small Growth average of 63.11%. It is good that Virtus Quality Small-Cap I management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 14.35, lower than category average of 15.82
  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) has a lower expense ratio than its Small Growth average: 1.05% vs 1.31%
  • Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) Weakness What we are cautious about Virtus Quality Small-Cap I (PXQSX) Fund

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

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Compare Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX)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 Quality Small-Cap I10.249.3611.459.66
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 Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX)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 Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) Net Asset TrackingVirtus Quality Small-Cap I (PXQSX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Virtus Quality Small-Cap I fund (PXQSX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$262.58M
03/2016$238.49M
02/2016$219.66M
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Graph of Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) Portfolio TrackingVirtus Quality Small-Cap I (PXQSX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Virtus Quality Small-Cap I fund (PXQSX)

DateCashStockBondOther
03/20169.83%90.17%0%0%
12/20150%100%0%0%
09/20153.19%96.81%0%0%
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graph of Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Virtus Quality Small-Cap I (PXQSX) Fund

Discover what Virtus Quality Small-Cap I Fund (PXQSX) manager is buying

Mar 30, 2016
Cinemark Holdings Inc Cinemark [4.42%]
Graco Inc. Common Stock [4.39%]
The Cheesecake Factory Incorpor [4.1%]
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. [4.02%]
Patterson Companies, Inc. [3.88%]
Bank of Hawaii Corporation Comm [3.81%]
Landstar System, Inc. [3.78%]
CEB Inc. Common Stock [3.64%]
RLI Corp. Common Stock [3.55%]
WD-40 Company [3.53%]

Dec 30, 2015
National Beverage Corp. [5.69%]
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. [4.98%]
Cinemark Holdings Inc Cinemark [4.57%]
Graco Inc. Common Stock [4.17%]
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. [4.17%]
Bank of Hawaii Corporation Comm [4.04%]
The Cheesecake Factory Incorpor [3.86%]
Landstar System, Inc. [3.83%]
Primerica, Inc. Common Stock [3.76%]
Questar Corporation [3.74%]

Sep 29, 2015
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. [4.72%]
The Cheesecake Factory Incorpor [4.52%]
CEB Inc. Common Stock [4.45%]
Cinemark Holdings Inc Cinemark [4.44%]
Graco Inc. Common Stock [4.25%]
Landstar System, Inc. [4.14%]
Bank of Hawaii Corporation Comm [4.07%]
SPDR MSCI Europe Consumer Discr [4.04%]
National Beverage Corp. [3.85%]
Primerica, Inc. Common Stock [3.77%]
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