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

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 80% of the its assets in common stocks and securities convertible into common stocks of issuers based in at least three different countries.

2. What are ABEYX top holdings?

ABEYX has 140 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 24.81% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Future on MSCI EAFE Mar20 N/A 3.87%
Volkswagen AG Participating Preferred VOW3 3.38%
Novartis AG NOVN.DE 2.99%
SAP SE SAP 2.72%
ABB Ltd ABBN.KS 2.50%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.L 2.19%
RELX PLC REL.L 1.97%
Prudential PLC PRU.DE 1.77%
Basf SE BAS 1.73%
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd 4502 1.69%

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

ABEYX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.50%;
  • 3-month return is -25.23%;
  • 1-year return is -20.03%;
  • 3-year return is -6.68%;
  • 5-year return is -4.24%;
  • 10-year return is 2.33%.

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

In the last 10 years, ABEYX had 6 up years and 4 down years.

5. What is ABEYX dividend yield?

ABEYX yield is 2.74%.

6. What is ABEYX minimum initial investment amount?

ABEYX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is ABEYX expense ratio?

ABEYX expense ratio is 0.81%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.09%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.3%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.12;
  • 5-year beta is 1.04;
  • 10-year beta is 1.05.

11. What is ABEYX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.40;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.26;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.12.

Analysis

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

ABEYX Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy ABEYX and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

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

The following are ABEYX 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 ABEYX? What are ABEYX negatives?

The following are ABEYX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ABEYX net assets are $907.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • ABEYX 3-year return is -6.68%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), -1.38%.
  • ABEYX 5-year return is -4.24%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), -0.36%.
  • ABEYX 10-year return is 2.33%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 4.6%.
  • ABEYX expense ratio is 0.81%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • ABEYX 3-year Beta is 1.12, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
In the ABEYX review, we covered ABEYX 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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