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AB Small Cap Growth A (QUASX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of AB Small Cap Growth A (QUASX) Fund

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Graph of AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) ManagerFund Manager - Bruce Aronow

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 18.2 years
Similar Funds: QUABX  QUACX  QUAIX  QUAKX  QUARX  QUAYX 
Fund Family: AllianceBernstein
Fund Category: Small Growth
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: D (Score: 0.49)     (What does this score mean?)

 

Graph of AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) ProfileAB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

AB Small Cap Growth A Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. AB Small Cap Growth A Fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in equity securities of smaller companies that fall within the lowest 20% of the total U.S. equity market capitalization (excluding, for purposes of this calculation, companies with market capitalizations of less than $10 million). It invests in well-known and established companies and in new and less seasoned companies with an emphasis on companies that are demonstrating improving fundamentals and favorable earnings momentum. AB Small Cap Growth A Fund invests in about 95 to 125 companies.

 

AB Small Cap Growth A (QUASX) Fund Strength What we like about AB Small Cap Growth A (QUASX) Fund

Data for AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) as of May 30, 2016

  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) management has been with AB Small Cap Growth A Fund for 18.2 years
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 7.28% vs 7.01% Small Growth category median performance)
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Asset base in AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 61.00% vs Small Growth average of 63.11%. It is good that AB Small Cap Growth A management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) has a lower expense ratio than its Small Growth average: 1.20% vs 1.31%

AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) Weakness What we are cautious about AB Small Cap Growth A (QUASX) Fund

Data for AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) as of May 30, 2016

  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return -11.26% vs -7.74% Small Growth category median performance)
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 5.84% vs 6.86% Small Growth category median performance)
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) is less safe compared to its Small Growth peers
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) does not have a good risk adjusted return as its 3-year Alpha of -5.32 is worse than category average of -3.8, and its 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.4
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 17.98 that is higher than category average of 15.82
  • AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) carries a 4.25% load
See AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Compare AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX)Compare with other top Small Growth category mutual funds

Aadditional top Small Growth mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
AB Small Cap Growth A-2.90-11.265.847.28
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 AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX)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 AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) Net Asset TrackingAB Small Cap Growth A (QUASX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of AB Small Cap Growth A fund (QUASX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$1.09B
03/2016$1.08B
02/2016$1.02B
More historic net asset information on AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX)

  

Graph of AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) Portfolio TrackingAB Small Cap Growth A (QUASX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of AB Small Cap Growth A fund (QUASX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/20162.3%97.58%0%0.12%
02/20160.89%99%0%0.11%
12/20150.3%99.61%0%0.09%
Click here to see more historic asset allocation information on AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX)

 

graph of AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in AB Small Cap Growth A (QUASX) Fund

Discover what AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX) manager is buying

Apr 29, 2016
Five Below, Inc. [1.82%]
Bright Horizons Family Solution [1.81%]
PolyOne Corporation Common Stoc [1.79%]
Amsurg Corp. [1.76%]
Pool Corporation [1.66%]
Dycom Industries, Inc. Common S [1.57%]
2U, Inc. [1.57%]
Diamond Resorts International, [1.54%]
Nevro Corp. Common Stock [1.53%]
Microsemi Corporation [1.52%]

Feb 28, 2016
Five Below, Inc. [1.81%]
Pool Corporation [1.76%]
Bright Horizons Family Solution [1.74%]
Diamond Resorts International, [1.7%]
Lithia Motors, Inc. Common Stoc [1.64%]
PolyOne Corporation Common Stoc [1.61%]
Kirby Corporation Common Stock [1.6%]
Carlisle Companies Incorporated [1.59%]
IDEX Corporation Common Stock [1.59%]
Hexcel Corporation Common Stock [1.58%]

Dec 30, 2015
Pool Corporation [1.89%]
Bright Horizons Family Solution [1.79%]
HubSpot, Inc. Common Stock [1.71%]
Guidewire Software, Inc. Common [1.7%]
PolyOne Corporation Common Stoc [1.66%]
Diamond Resorts International, [1.64%]
Hexcel Corporation Common Stock [1.64%]
Dycom Industries, Inc. Common S [1.57%]
Lithia Motors, Inc. Common Stoc [1.57%]
Carlisle Companies Incorporated [1.55%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in AB Small Cap Growth A Fund (QUASX)

  

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