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15 important things you should know about AllianceBernstein ABIAX mutual fund

Updated: September 18, 2020
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Bull Case
  • No Bull case arguments for now!
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • 15-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

Before we start: if you’re looking for ABIAX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "ABIAX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on ABIAX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "ABIAX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AB Trust: AB International Value Fund; Class A Shares (ABIAX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of established companies selected from more than 40 industries and more than 40 developed and emerging market countries.

2. What are ABIAX top holdings?

ABIAX has 68 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 23.16% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. ROG 3.97%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A RDSA.L 2.57%
Enel SpA ENEL.MI 2.33%
EDP - Energias de Portugal SA EDP 2.18%
GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK.L 2.12%
AerCap Holdings NV AER 2.06%
GVC Holdings PLC GVC.L 2.04%
Coca-Cola European Partners PLC CCEP.L 2.00%
British American Tobacco PLC BATS.L 1.97%
Nintendo Co Ltd 7974 1.92%

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

ABIAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.87%;
  • 3-month return is 4.28%;
  • 1-year return is -3.20%;
  • 3-year return is -6.03%;
  • 5-year return is 0.40%;
  • 10-year return is 1.42%;
  • 15-year return is 0.05%.

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

In the last 10 years, ABIAX had 6 up years and 4 down years. See Performances

5. What is ABIAX dividend yield?

ABIAX yield is 1.1%.

6. What is ABIAX minimum initial investment amount?

ABIAX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is ABIAX expense ratio?

ABIAX expense ratio is 1.43%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses. See Expenses

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

ABIAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. ABIAX front-end sales load is 4.25. ABIAX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.45%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.33%.

See Taxes

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.20;
  • 5-year beta is 1.11;
  • 10-year beta is 1.12.

See Risks

11. What is ABIAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.38;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.16;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.16.

See Risks

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

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

We don't see any strong reasons to buy ABIAX.

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

The following are ABIAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>ABIAX net assets</strong> are $103.90 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>ABIAX 3-year return</strong> is -6.03%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 1.69%.
  • <strong>ABIAX 5-year return</strong> is 0.4%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 5.23%.
  • <strong>ABIAX 10-year return</strong> is 1.42%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 5.37%.
  • <strong>ABIAX 15-year return</strong> is 0.05%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI EAFE NR USD), 3.92%.
  • <strong>ABIAX expense ratio</strong> is 1.43%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 4.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
In the ABIAX review, we covered ABIAX 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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