Aston/Fairpointe Mid Cap

Scorecard
5 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 5 2 4 3
Zacks Investment Research
3 (Hold)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
B (Buy)

Fund Holdings

Mid-cap companies usually make up about 75 percent of the fund’s total assets compared with only 60 percent, on average, for the mid-cap blend category. Zerhusen says she generally sticks with companies with market caps between $1 billion and $12 billion, and will usually sell if a company creeps into large-cap territory. Most of her picks also have significant foreign operations—40 percent of the fund’s holdings have 50 percent or more of their revenues coming from outside the United States, according to Zerhusen. “We didn’t pick them that way, but [the companies] are not only doing well in this country, but a lot of them are also doing very well outside.” The fund tends to remain fairly concentrated at around 40 names.

Asset Allocation

% Long % Short % Net
Cash 3.17 0.0 3.17
Stocks 96.83 0.0 96.83
Bonds 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other 0.0 0.03 -0.03
Foreign Bonds 0.0 0.0 0.0
Foreign Stocks 0.03 0.0 0.03
Convertible 0.0 0.0 0.0
Preferred 0.0 0.0 0.0

Updated 03.31.2014

Top 10 Holdings

Performance as of 06.30.2014

Portfolio as of 03.31.2014

Ticker YTD Return % % Net Assets
AGCO Corp AGCO -5.83 3.16
Nuance Communications Inc NUAN 21.71 3.14
Edwards Lifesciences Corp EW 32.51 3.12
New York Times Co Class A NYT -1.89 3.04
Staples Inc SPLS -29.2 2.91
FMC Technologies Inc FTI 15.13 2.9
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co CTB 23.25 2.77
Citrix Systems Inc CTXS -0.14 2.72
Juniper Networks Inc JNPR 8.55 2.66
Polypore International Inc PPO 23.16 2.65