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Villere Balanced Inv (VILLX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Villere Balanced Inv (VILLX) Fund

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Graph of Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) ManagerFund Manager - Lamar G. Villere

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 2.1 years
Fund Family: Villere
Fund Category: Moderate Allocation
Fund Performance: Dec 30, 2015
Fundmojo Fund Grade: C (Score: 0.52)     (What does this score mean?)
Young is a portfolio manager and a member of St. Denis J. Villere & Co., LLC. He has managed investment advisory accounts for the firm since 1986. Young is the nephew of George Villere and St. Denis Villere and the cousin of St. Denis Villere III.  Get more insights on Lamar G. Villere

 

Graph of Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) ProfileVillere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

Villere Balanced Inv Fund seeks long-term capital growth, consistent with preservation of capital and balanced by current income. Villere Balanced Inv Fund invests in a combination of common stocks of domestic companies with a minimum market capitalization of $150 million, as well as high-quality fixed-income obligations. It invests 60%-70% of assets in equity securities selected primarily for their growth potential, and 30%-40% in equity and fixed-income securities selected primarily for their income potential.

 

Villere Balanced Inv (VILLX) Fund Strength What we like about Villere Balanced Inv (VILLX) Fund

Data for Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) as of Dec 30, 2015

  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 7.56% vs 6.62% Moderate Allocation category median performance)
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 15.00% vs Moderate Allocation average of 39.57%. It is good that Villere Balanced Inv management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) has a lower expense ratio than its Moderate Allocation average: 0.88% vs 0.89%
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) Weakness What we are cautious about Villere Balanced Inv (VILLX) Fund

Data for Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) as of Dec 30, 2015

  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) management has been with Villere Balanced Inv Fund for only 2.1 years, it is hard to judge manager's ability based on this fund's operation record
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) has a less-than-ideal short-term performance (1-year return -8.24% vs -1.30% Moderate Allocation category median performance)
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 3.00% vs 7.13% Moderate Allocation category median performance)
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) is less safe compared to its Moderate Allocation peers
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) does not have a good risk adjusted return as its 3-year Alpha of -3.34 is worse than category average of 0.92, and its 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.36
  • Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 9.21 that is higher than category average of 7.28
  • Asset base in Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) has been consistently decreasing in the last 2 months. It shows lacks of investor confidence and market support
See Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) performance details as of Dec 30, 2015

 

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Graph of Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) Net Asset TrackingVillere Balanced Inv (VILLX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Villere Balanced Inv fund (VILLX)

DateNet Asset
12/2015$520.95M
11/2015$609.01M
10/2015$640.11M
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Graph of Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) Portfolio TrackingVillere Balanced Inv (VILLX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Villere Balanced Inv fund (VILLX)

DateCashStockBondOther
11/20158.45%68.99%22.56%0%
09/20153.59%69.15%27.26%0%
08/20153.96%70.38%25.66%0%
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graph of Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Villere Balanced Inv (VILLX) Fund

Discover what Villere Balanced Inv Fund (VILLX) manager is buying

Nov 29, 2015
Howard Hughes Corporation (The) [5.3%]
Luminex Corporation [4.98%]
Visa Inc. [4.93%]
DST Systems, Inc. Common Stock [4.41%]
EverBank Financial Corp. Common [4.29%]
Apple Inc. [3.91%]
Financial Engines, Inc. [3.86%]
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated C [3.84%]
Pool Corporation [3.5%]

Sep 29, 2015
LKQ Corporation [5.94%]
Howard Hughes Corporation (The) [4.78%]
EverBank Financial Corp. Common [4.67%]
Pool Corporation [4.55%]
Visa Inc. [4.23%]
Luminex Corporation [3.81%]
DST Systems, Inc. Common Stock [3.69%]
Apple Inc. [3.54%]
Express Scripts Holding Company [3.53%]

Aug 30, 2015
LKQ Corporation [6.11%]
Howard Hughes Corporation (The) [4.93%]
EverBank Financial Corp. Common [4.51%]
Pool Corporation [4.13%]
Flowers Foods, Inc. Common Stoc [4.08%]
Visa Inc. [4.07%]
Luminex Corporation [3.86%]
Express Scripts Holding Company [3.43%]
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