14 important things you should know about American Beacon AQDPX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation, with a secondary objective of current income. The Fund will be investing at least 80% of the Fund's net assets in dividend-paying securities. The Sub-Advisor invests in companies that have an established long-term record of paying and increasing their dividends.

2. What are AQDPX top holdings?

AQDPX has 30 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 37.81% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX 4.41%
Cummins Inc CMI 4.40%
Caterpillar Inc CAT 4.32%
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 4.16%
Texas Instruments Inc TXN 3.95%
United Parcel Service Inc Class B UPS 3.87%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.29%
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 3.18%
Duke Energy Corp DUK 3.12%
Pinnacle West Capital Corp PNW 3.11%

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

AQDPX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 5.45%;
  • 3-month return is -15.40%;
  • 1-year return is -9.53%;
  • 3-year return is 2.62%.

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

In the last 10 years, AQDPX had 10 up years and 0 down years.

5. What is AQDPX dividend yield?

AQDPX yield is 2.04%.

6. What is AQDPX minimum initial investment amount?

AQDPX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is AQDPX expense ratio?

AQDPX expense ratio is 0.97%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.17%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.68%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.86.

11. What is AQDPX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.01.

Analysis

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

AQDPX Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy AQDPX and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

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

The following are AQDPX strengths from our perspective:

  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.
  • AQDPX 3-year Beta is 0.86, which is inversely correlated with the index (S&P 500 TR USD). The could be good if you're trying to hedge your portfolio.

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

The following are AQDPX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AQDPX net assets are $0.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AQDPX expense ratio is 0.97%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AQDPX review, we covered AQDPX 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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