Putnam Europe Equity Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 5 1 2 3
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
D+ (Sell)

#6 in Europe Stock

U.S. News evaluated 27 Europe Stock 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 32.97 percent over the past year, 12.41 percent over the past three years, 22.05 percent over the past five years, and 7.77 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 3.5%
1 Year 33.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 12.4%
5 Years (Annualized) 22.1%
10 Years (Annualized) 7.8%

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Summary

The investment seeks capital appreciation. The fund invests mainly in common stocks (growth or value stocks or both) of large and midsize European companies that the advisor believes have favorable investment potential. It invests mainly in developed countries, but may invest in emerging markets, such as those in Eastern Europe. The adviser may consider, among other factors, a company's valuation, financial strength, and growth potential, competitive position in its industry, projected future earnings, cash flows and dividends when deciding whether to buy or sell investments.

Fees

Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Putnam Europe Equity Fund has an expense ratio of 1.48 percent.

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Risk

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

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