9 important things you should know about Artisan APHQX mutual fund
Updated: December 06, 2021
Bull case
No sales load or distribution fees
Bear case
Low net assets
3-year return below the benchmark
5-year return below the benchmark
10-year return below the benchmark
High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks maximum long-term capital growth. The Fund invests 80% of its assets in the common stocks of medium-sized US companies. The Fund will generally not initiate a position in a company unless it has a market capitalization between $2 billion and $15 billion and greater than the companies in the Russell Midcap.

2. What are APHQX top holdings?

APHQX has 48 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 31.69% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
AutoNation Inc AN 3.85%
Analog Devices Inc ADI 3.74%
Thor Industries Inc THO 3.70%
Amerco Inc UHAL 3.12%
Expedia Group Inc EXPE 3.05%
Gentex Corp GNTX 3.04%
Globe Life Inc GL 2.96%
Progressive Corp PGR 2.85%
BorgWarner Inc BWA 2.76%
Expeditors International of Washington Inc EXPD 2.62%

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

APHQX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -5.31%;
  • 3-month return is 0.09%;
  • 1-year return is 0.09%;
  • 3-year return is 11.70%;
  • 5-year return is 9.14%;
  • 10-year return is 10.19%.

4. What is APHQX dividend yield?

APHQX yield is 0.46%.

5. What is APHQX minimum initial investment amount?

APHQX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00M.

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

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 17. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 17.

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

The following are APHQX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are APHQX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • APHQX net assets are $806.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • APHQX 3-year return is 11.7%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 13.48%.
  • APHQX 5-year return is 9.14%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 10.55%.
  • APHQX 10-year return is 10.19%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 13.08%.
  • APHQX expense ratio is 1%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the APHQX review, we covered APHQX 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.