4 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
#20 in Large Value
U.S. News evaluated 329 Large Value Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned 18.46 percent over the past year, 13.75 percent over the past three years, and 21.47 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 03.31.2014|
|Year to date||-0.2%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||13.7%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||21.5%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks growth and income. The fund invests primarily in dividend paying common stocks that generally have investment-grade credit ratings on outstanding debt, a long history of dividend payments (at least ten years), minimum ratios of expected earnings to dividend strength, and expectation by the management that the dividend will be increased in the future. It invests at least 80% of assets in larger-capitalization dividend paying common stocks of U.S. issuers and intends to be as fully invested as possible at all times. The fund is non-diversified.
Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Stock Dividend Fund has an expense ratio of 0.85 percent.
Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.