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10 important things you should know about American Beacon AMPAX mutual fund

Updated: September 09, 2021
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Bull Case
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

  1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Mid-Cap Value Fund; Investor Class Shares (AMPAX).
  2. What are AMPAX holdings?
  3. What is AMPAX performance? What are AMPAX historical returns?
  4. What is AMPAX dividend yield?
  5. What is AMPAX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does AMPAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is AMPAX Finny Score? AMPAX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in AMPAX? What are AMPAX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in AMPAX? What are AMPAX 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; Investor Class Shares (AMPAX).

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 AMPAX top holdings?

AMPAX has 123 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 23.29% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Future on S&P Mid 400 Dec20 N/A 4.88%
State Street Instl US Govt MMkt Slct GVSXX 4.87%
Axis Capital Holdings Ltd AXS 2.66%
Aarons Holdings Co Inc Ordinary Shares AAN 2.18%
MGM Growth Properties LLC A MGP 1.74%
Marvell Technology Group Ltd MRVL 1.61%
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp WAB 1.48%
Fidelity National Financial Inc FNF 1.41%
Ally Financial Inc ALLY 1.23%
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp VAC 1.23%

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

AMPAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 2.04%;
  • 3-month return is -2.10%;
  • 1-year return is -2.10%;
  • 3-year return is 9.04%;
  • 5-year return is 10.42%;
  • 10-year return is 12.80%;
  • 15-year return is 8.48%.

4. What is AMPAX dividend yield?

AMPAX yield is 0.79%.

5. What is AMPAX minimum initial investment amount?

AMPAX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

6. Does AMPAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 57. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 57.

8. What are the pros of investing in AMPAX? What are AMPAX buy reasons?

The following are AMPAX strengths from our perspective:

  • AMPAX 5-year return is 10.42%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 11.46%.
  • AMPAX 10-year return is 12.8%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 13.81%.
  • AMPAX 15-year return is 8.48%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 9.15%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

9. What are the cons of investing in AMPAX? What are AMPAX negatives?

The following are AMPAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AMPAX net assets are $60.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AMPAX 3-year return is 9.04%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 11.5%.
  • AMPAX expense ratio is 1.21%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AMPAX review, we covered AMPAX 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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