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15 important things you should know about American Beacon AZSYX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Fund seeks long term capital appreciation. Ordinarily, at least 80% of the Fund's net assets are invested in equity securities of small market capitalization U.S. and foreign companies. These companies have market capitalizations similar to the market capitalizations of the companies in the Russell 2000 Index.

2. What are AZSYX top holdings?

AZSYX has 268 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 15.86% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Quidel Corp QDEL 2.77%
Meridian Bioscience Inc VIVO 2.11%
National General Holdings Corp NGHC 1.77%
Cohen & Steers Inc CNS 1.65%
E-Mini Russ 2000 Sep20 Xcme 20200918 N/A 1.47%
LHC Group Inc LHCG 1.39%
U.S. Government Money Market S N/A 1.34%
Diodes Inc DIOD 1.13%
UFP Industries Inc UFPI 1.13%
Getty Realty Corp GTY 1.10%

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

AZSYX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 8.64%;
  • 3-month return is 13.47%;
  • 1-year return is 2.54%;
  • 3-year return is 2.62%;
  • 5-year return is 7.98%;
  • 10-year return is 10.02%.

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

In the last 10 years, AZSYX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

AZSYX up and down years

5. What is AZSYX dividend yield?

AZSYX yield is 0.56%.

6. What is AZSYX minimum initial investment amount?

AZSYX minimum initial investment amount is $100.00K.

7. What is AZSYX expense ratio?

AZSYX expense ratio is 0.99%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

AZSYX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.19%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.98%.
AZSYX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.07;
  • 5-year beta is 1.07;
  • 10-year beta is 1.09.
AZSYX Beta

11. What is AZSYX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.09;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.32;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.55.
AZSYX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 33. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 33.

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

The following are AZSYX strengths from our perspective:

  • AZSYX 10-year return is 10.02%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 10.96%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are AZSYX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AZSYX net assets are $33.30 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AZSYX 3-year return is 2.62%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 7.37%.
  • AZSYX 5-year return is 7.98%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 10.26%.
  • AZSYX expense ratio is 0.99%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AZSYX review, we covered AZSYX 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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