Putnam Small Cap Value Fund

2 / 5 Stars
2 3 2 1 5
Zacks Investment Research
1 (Strong Buy)
Standard & Poor's
2 / 5 Stars
C- (Hold)

U.S. News evaluated 122 Small Value Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

See all Putnam funds

See full Small Value rankings

See more fund rankings


The fund has returned 22.06 percent over the past year, 14.29 percent over the past three years, 20.13 percent over the past five years, and 6.35 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 3.5%
1 Year 22.1%
3 Years (Annualized) 14.3%
5 Years (Annualized) 20.1%
10 Years (Annualized) 6.3%

See more PSLMX performance


The investment seeks capital appreciation. The fund invests mainly in common stocks of small U.S. companies, with a focus on value stocks. Value stocks are issued by companies that are currently undervalued by the market. The fund invests mainly in small companies of a size similar to those in the Russell 2000 Value Index. The adviser may consider, among other factors, a company's valuation, financial strength, growth potential, competitive position in its industry, projected future earnings, cash flows and dividends when deciding whether to buy or sell investments.


Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Putnam Small Cap Value Fund has an expense ratio of 1.71 percent.

See more PSLMX fees


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

See more PSLMX risk