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15 important things you should know about Artisan APHLX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks maximum long-term capital growth. The Fund invests in common stocks and other equity securities of larger U.S. companies. In addition, the Fund may invest up to 25% of its net assets at market value at the time of purchase in common stocks and other equity securities of non-U.S. companies.

2. What are APHLX top holdings?

APHLX has 37 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 41.56% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 6.31%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc B BRK.B 5.47%
Booking Holdings Inc BKNG 4.28%
Comcast Corp Class A CMCSA 4.16%
Sanofi SA SAN.PA 3.80%
Facebook Inc A FB 3.78%
Allergan PLC N/A 3.60%
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 3.48%
FedEx Corp FDX 3.37%
Altria Group Inc MO 3.31%

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

APHLX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 6.01%;
  • 3-month return is 7.88%;
  • 1-year return is 7.55%;
  • 3-year return is 5.21%;
  • 5-year return is 9.86%;
  • 10-year return is 10.13%.

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

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

5. What is APHLX dividend yield?

APHLX yield is 1%.

6. What is APHLX minimum initial investment amount?

APHLX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00M.

7. What is APHLX expense ratio?

APHLX expense ratio is 0.8%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.24%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.52%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.18;
  • 5-year beta is 1.18;
  • 10-year beta is 1.08.

11. What is APHLX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.10;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.30;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.61.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 67. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 67.

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

The following are APHLX strengths from our perspective:

  • APHLX 3-year return is 5.21%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 4.23%.
  • APHLX 5-year return is 9.86%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 8.09%.
  • APHLX 10-year return is 10.13%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 10.44%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are APHLX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • APHLX net assets are $177.30 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • APHLX expense ratio is 0.8%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the APHLX review, we covered APHLX 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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