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Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A (SMVAX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A (SMVAX) Fund

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Graph of Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) ManagerFund Manager - Michael C. Schneider

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 8.9 years
Similar Funds: SMVCX  SMVDX 
Fund Family: Wells Fargo Funds
Fund Category: Small Blend
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: C (Score: 0.51)     (What does this score mean?)
CFA, Portfolio Manager.Mr. Schneider is jointly responsible for managing the Small/Mid Cap Value Fund, which he has managed since 2008. Mr. Schneider serves as a senior research analyst and co-portfolio manager for the Value Equity team at Wells Capital Management. Prior to joining Wells Capital Management, Mr. Schneider worked as a research analyst at Gabelli & Co., Standard & Poor's, and R.L Renck & Co., Inc. Education: B.S., Finance, St. John's University; M.B.A., Business Administration, Columbia Business School.  Get more insights on Michael C. Schneider

 

Graph of Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) ProfileWells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund invests at least 80% of net assets in equity securities of small-capitalization companies, which are defined as companies with market capitalizations within the range of the Russell 2500TM Index. It can invest up to 30% of total assets in equity securities of foreign issuers, including ADRs and similar investments. Furthermore, the fund can use futures, options, repurchase or reverse repurchase agreements or swap agreements, as well as other derivatives, to manage risk or to enhance return.

 

Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A (SMVAX) Fund Strength What we like about Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A (SMVAX) Fund

Data for Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) management has been with Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund for 8.9 years
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 1.88% vs -5.18% Small Blend category median performance)
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Asset base in Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 16.00% vs Small Blend average of 52.13%. It is good that Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A management does not trade extensively for its return.

Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) Weakness What we are cautious about Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A (SMVAX) Fund

Data for Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) as of May 30, 2016

  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 2.48% vs 6.96% Small Blend category median performance)
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) has a less-than-ideal Long-term performance (5-year return 3.80% vs 7.84% Small Blend category median performance)
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) is less safe compared to its Small Blend peers
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) does not have a good risk adjusted return as its 3-year Alpha of -7.53 is worse than category average of -4.16, and its 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.23
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 15.34 that is higher than category average of 14.58
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) has a higher expense ratio of 1.28% than its Small Blend average of 1.22%
  • Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) carries a 5.75% load
See Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A10.711.882.483.80
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Compare Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX)Compare with Small Blend category ETFs

Some Small Blend ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (SLY)5.61%0.29%9.84%
Wilshire Micro-Cap ETF (WMCR)000
Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (VB)000
Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF (VIOO)000
WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings ETF (EES)000

 

Graph of Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) Net Asset TrackingWells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A (SMVAX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A fund (SMVAX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$881.28M
03/2016$877.82M
02/2016$827.09M
More historic net asset information on Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX)

  

Graph of Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) Portfolio TrackingWells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A (SMVAX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A fund (SMVAX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/20161.4%98.6%0%0%
02/20162.34%97.66%0%0%
01/20161.64%98.36%0%0%
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graph of Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A (SMVAX) Fund

Discover what Wells Fargo Advantage Small Cap Value A Fund (SMVAX) manager is buying

Apr 29, 2016
InterOil Corp [6.87%]
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ADS (EACH [6.66%]
Cavco Industries, Inc. [5.85%]
Cray Inc [4.49%]
Coherent, Inc. [3.26%]
Argo Group International Holdin [2.67%]
Cincinnati Bell Inc. Common Sto [2.63%]
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Common St [2.34%]
OraSure Technologies, Inc. [2.17%]
Acco Brands Corporation Common [1.87%]

Feb 28, 2016
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ADS (EACH [6.6%]
Cavco Industries, Inc. [5.89%]
InterOil Corp [5.86%]
Cray Inc [5.6%]
Coherent, Inc. [3.52%]
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Common St [3.05%]
Argo Group International Holdin [2.96%]
Cincinnati Bell Inc. Common Sto [2.64%]
OraSure Technologies, Inc. [2.22%]
OSI Systems, Inc. [2.07%]

Jan 30, 2016
InterOil Corp [6.88%]
RANDGOLD RESOURCES LD ADS (EACH [6.7%]
Cavco Industries, Inc. [6.12%]
Cray Inc [5.81%]
Coherent, Inc. [3.37%]
Argo Group International Holdin [3%]
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Common St [2.91%]
Cincinnati Bell Inc. Common Sto [2.57%]
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. [2.33%]
OSI Systems, Inc. [1.89%]
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