Putnam Global Consumer Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 3 5 1
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C+ (Hold)

U.S. News evaluated 4 Consumer Defensive Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 30.03 percent over the past year, 14.01 percent over the past three years, and 23.25 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 1.0%
1 Year 30.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 14.0%
5 Years (Annualized) 23.2%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks capital appreciation. This fund concentrates in the consumer staples and consumer discretionary products and services industries. The advisers invest mainly in common stocks (growth or value stocks or both) of large and midsize companies worldwide that the managers believe have favorable investment potential.

Fees

Fees are High compared to funds in the same category.
Putnam Global Consumer Fund has an expense ratio of 2.10 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Above Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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