BlackRock Mid Cap Growth Equity Portfolio

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

U.S. News evaluated 223 Mid-Cap Growth 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 45.83 percent over the past year, 17.02 percent over the past three years, 26.36 percent over the past five years, and 8.46 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 7.3%
1 Year 45.8%
3 Years (Annualized) 17.0%
5 Years (Annualized) 26.4%
10 Years (Annualized) 8.5%

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities issued by U.S. mid-capitalization companies which fund management believes have above-average earnings growth potential. The fund adviser generally defines mid-capitalization companies as those with market capitalizations comparable in size to the companies in the Russell Midcap® Growth Index. It primarily invests in common stock but also can invest in preferred stock, convertible securities and other equity securities.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
BlackRock Mid Cap Growth Equity Portfolio has an expense ratio of 1.65 percent.

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Risk

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

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