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15 important things you should know about Artisan APHGX mutual fund

Updated: September 09, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Artisan Partners Funds, Inc: Artisan Global Value Fund; Institutional Shares (APHGX).

The Fund seeks maximum long-term capital growth. The Fund seeks to invests in common stocks and other equity securities, both within and outside the U.S. From time to time, Artisan may conclude that a security other than an equity security presents a more attractive risk/reward profile for investment.

2. What are APHGX top holdings?

APHGX has 40 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 39.50% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 5.10%
Facebook Inc A FB 4.59%
FedEx Corp FDX 3.88%
ABB Ltd ABBN 3.82%
Oracle Corp ORCL 3.80%
UBS Group AG UBSG 3.77%
Cie Financiere Richemont SA CFR 3.74%
Bank of New York Mellon Corp BK 3.72%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp A CTSH 3.59%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 3.49%

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

APHGX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 6.35%;
  • 3-month return is 8.15%;
  • 1-year return is 1.20%;
  • 3-year return is 1.82%;
  • 5-year return is 6.61%;
  • 10-year return is 9.38%.

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

In the last 10 years, APHGX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is APHGX dividend yield?

APHGX yield is 1.55%.

6. What is APHGX minimum initial investment amount?

APHGX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00M.

7. What is APHGX expense ratio?

APHGX expense ratio is 1.04%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.65%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.06%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.16;
  • 5-year beta is 1.04;
  • 10-year beta is 0.86.

11. What is APHGX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.05;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.18;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.63.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 40. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 40.

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

The following are APHGX strengths from our perspective:

  • APHGX 10-year return is 9.38%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 9.28%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are APHGX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • APHGX 3-year return is 1.82%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 8.25%.
  • APHGX 5-year return is 6.61%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 10.5%.
  • APHGX expense ratio is 1.04%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the APHGX review, we covered APHGX 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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