14 important things you should know about Alger AOFCX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell AOFCX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AOFCX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Alger Funds: Alger Small Cap Focus Fund; Class C Shares (AOFCX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of small, fast-growing companies that the Manager believes offer innovative products, services or technologies to a rapidly-expanding marketplace.

2. What are AOFCX top holdings?

AOFCX has 49 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 29.71% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Ansys Inc ANSS 3.59%
Wingstop Inc WING 3.40%
Insulet Corp PODD 2.92%
Mercury Systems Inc MRCY 2.91%
Bio-Techne Corp TECH 2.90%
Alteryx Inc Class A AYX 2.85%
Cognex Corp CGNX 2.84%
Natera Inc NTRA 2.79%
Nevro Corp NVRO 2.76%
Paycom Software Inc PAYC 2.75%

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

AOFCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 24.51%;
  • 3-month return is 6.04%;
  • 1-year return is 15.34%;
  • 3-year return is 22.32%;
  • 5-year return is 16.19%;
  • 10-year return is 14.30%.

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

In the last 10 years, AOFCX had 9 up years and 1 down year.

5. What is AOFCX dividend yield?

AOFCX yield is 0.45%.

6. What is AOFCX minimum initial investment amount?

AOFCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is AOFCX expense ratio?

AOFCX expense ratio is 1.94%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.57%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.35%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.02;
  • 5-year beta is 1.04;
  • 10-year beta is 1.08.

11. What is AOFCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.62;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.52;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.66.

Analysis

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

AOFCX Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy AOFCX and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

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

The following are AOFCX strengths from our perspective:

  • AOFCX 3-year return is 22.32%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 5.66%.
  • AOFCX 5-year return is 16.19%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 5.55%.
  • AOFCX 10-year return is 14.3%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 11.33%.

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

The following are AOFCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AOFCX net assets are $220.30 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and deferred sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 1%, while the maximum deferred sales load is 1%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Deferred sales load is a back-end sales charge and is imposed when an investor redeems shares.
  • AOFCX expense ratio is 1.94%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AOFCX review, we covered AOFCX 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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