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

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and current income by investing primarily in equity securities. Ordinarily, at least 80% of the total assets of the Fund are invested in equity securities of US companies with market capitalizations of $2 billion or less at the time of investment.

2. What are ABSYX top holdings?

ABSYX has 529 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 12.79% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
E-Mini Russ 2000 Mar20 Xcme 20200320 N/A 4.02%
Diodes Inc DIOD 1.35%
Portland General Electric Co POR 1.15%
Vishay Intertechnology Inc VSH 1.00%
Enstar Group Ltd ESGR 0.97%
Seritage Growth Properties Class A SRG 0.89%
Brooks Automation Inc BRKS 0.87%
MGIC Investment Corp MTG 0.86%
Darling Ingredients Inc DAR 0.85%
Adient PLC ADNT 0.83%

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

ABSYX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.23%;
  • 3-month return is -29.82%;
  • 1-year return is -27.11%;
  • 3-year return is -8.09%;
  • 5-year return is -1.83%;
  • 10-year return is 5.50%.

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

In the last 10 years, ABSYX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

5. What is ABSYX dividend yield?

ABSYX yield is 1.12%.

6. What is ABSYX minimum initial investment amount?

ABSYX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

7. What is ABSYX expense ratio?

ABSYX expense ratio is 0.88%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.6%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.18%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.48;
  • 5-year beta is 1.38;
  • 10-year beta is 1.34.

11. What is ABSYX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.44;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.14;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.29.

Analysis

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

ABSYX Finny Score is 11. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy ABSYX and 8 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 11.

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

The following are ABSYX 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 ABSYX? What are ABSYX negatives?

The following are ABSYX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • ABSYX net assets are $259.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • ABSYX 3-year return is -8.09%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -6.23%.
  • ABSYX 5-year return is -1.83%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -0.04%.
  • ABSYX 10-year return is 5.5%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 6.2%.
  • ABSYX expense ratio is 0.88%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • ABSYX 3-year Beta is 1.48, 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.
  • ABSYX 5-year Beta is 1.38, 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.
  • ABSYX 10-year Beta is 1.34, 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.
In the ABSYX review, we covered ABSYX 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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