Target Small Capitalization Value Fund

3 / 5 Stars
3 3 4 5 2
Zacks Investment Research
3 (Hold)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
C (Hold)

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The fund has returned 23.01 percent over the past year, 14.10 percent over the past three years, 19.49 percent over the past five years, and 9.98 percent over the past decade. 

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 4.5%
1 Year 23.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 14.1%
5 Years (Annualized) 19.5%
10 Years (Annualized) 10.0%

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Target Small Capitalization Value is quite diversified.

As of July 03, 2014, the fund has assets totaling almost $2.04 billion invested in 816 different holdings. Its portfolio consists of shares of small- and midsized companies.

As of the end of January, this fund owned shares of 665 companies. Only one name, Bucyrus International, accounted for more than 1 percent of its portfolio. To put that into perspective, investors in this fund get substantially more diversification, at least when measured by number of holdins, than they would in an S&P 500 index fund. Lately, the fund has had mixed results. In 2009 and 2010, it finished in the bottom half of Morningstar's small-value category. This year, however, things have been looking up, and management has done a solid job of navigating difficult market conditions. The fund has returned 23.01 percent over the past year and 14.10 percent over the past three years. 

This fund looks for undervalued companies with room to grow. Like many of its peers, it has substantial stakes in the financial services and industrials sectors. Because it is so broadly diversified, it will rarely stand out in individual years. Its long-term results, however, are stellar. As of the end of May, its trailing 10-year returns landed it in the top 6 percent of its Morningstar category. The fund has returned 19.49 percent over the past five years and 9.98 percent over the past decade. 

Investment Strategy

According to the fund's prospectus: "The Portfolio seeks investments that will increase in value. To achieve our objective, we invest in stocks of small companies that we believe are undervalued and have an above-average potential to increase in price, given the company's sales, earnings, book value, cash flow and recent performance."

Role in Portfolio

This fund could lend support to a well-balanced portfolio.


Paul Magnuson and Paul Viera run the fund. 


Target Small Capitalization Value Fund has an expense ratio of 1.17 percent. 

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Like all stock funds, this one comes with some risks.

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