14 important things you should know about American Beacon AACIX mutual fund

Updated: June 27, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell AACIX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AACIX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AACIX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: AACIX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: AACIX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in AACIX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to AACIX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Mid-Cap Value Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AACIX).
  2. What are AACIX holdings?
  3. What is AACIX performance? What are AACIX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did AACIX have historically?
  5. What is AACIX dividend yield?
  6. What is AACIX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is AACIX expense ratio?
  8. Does AACIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is AACIX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is AACIX beta? How would you assess AACIX risk?
  11. What is AACIX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is AACIX Finny Score? AACIX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in AACIX? What are AACIX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in AACIX? What are AACIX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Mid-Cap Value Fund; Institutional Class Shares (AACIX).

The Fund seeks capital appreciation and current income by investing in securities of U.S. companies with market capitalizations similar to the market capitalizations of the companies in the Russell Midcap Index at the time of investment.

2. What are AACIX top holdings?

AACIX has 114 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 17.18% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Axis Capital Holdings Ltd AXS 2.50%
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 Future Mar 20 EMDH0 2.15%
MGM Growth Properties LLC A MGP 1.89%
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp WAB 1.79%
Stanley Black & Decker Inc SWK 1.69%
Marvell Technology Group Ltd MRVL 1.59%
Edison International EIX 1.47%
Universal Health Services Inc Class B UHS 1.40%
Fifth Third Bancorp FITB 1.39%
Lear Corp LEA 1.31%

3. What is AACIX performance? What are AACIX historical returns?

AACIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.38%;
  • 3-month return is -31.72%;
  • 1-year return is -26.05%;
  • 3-year return is -8.09%;
  • 5-year return is -2.42%;
  • 10-year return is 5.93%.

4. How many up and down years did AACIX have historically?

In the last 10 years, AACIX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is AACIX dividend yield?

AACIX yield is 1.6%.

6. What is AACIX minimum initial investment amount?

AACIX minimum initial investment amount is $250.00K.

7. What is AACIX expense ratio?

AACIX expense ratio is 0.86%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. Does AACIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

AACIX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. AACIX front-end sales load is 0. AACIX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is AACIX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.64%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.06%.

10. What is AACIX beta? How would you assess AACIX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.49;
  • 5-year beta is 1.41;
  • 10-year beta is 1.29;
  • 15-year beta is 1.24.

11. What is AACIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.46;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.17;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.32;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.26.

Analysis

12. What is AACIX Finny Score? AACIX buy or sell?

AACIX Finny Score is 10. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy AACIX and 9 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 10.

13. What are the pros of investing in AACIX? What are AACIX buy reasons?

The following are AACIX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in AACIX? What are AACIX negatives?

The following are AACIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AACIX net assets are $148.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AACIX 3-year return is -8.09%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), -2.02%.
  • AACIX 5-year return is -2.42%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 1.7%.
  • AACIX 10-year return is 5.93%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 8.96%.
  • AACIX expense ratio is 0.86%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • AACIX 3-year Beta is 1.49, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • AACIX 5-year Beta is 1.41, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
  • AACIX 10-year Beta is 1.29, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 10-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 10 years.
  • AACIX 15-year Beta is 1.24, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 15-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 15 years.
In the AACIX review, we covered AACIX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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