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

Updated: June 28, 2020
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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 302 stock holdings and 1 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 12.62% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
E-Mini Russ 2000 Mar20 Xcme 20200320 N/A 1.88%
National General Holdings Corp NGHC 1.49%
Insight Enterprises Inc NSIT 1.29%
Steven Madden Ltd SHOO 1.28%
Cohen & Steers Inc CNS 1.25%
Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc RHP 1.25%
Innospec Inc IOSP 1.09%
Diodes Inc DIOD 1.04%
Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc KW 1.03%
Denny's Corp DENN 1.02%

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

AZSYX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 2.86%;
  • 3-month return is -21.25%;
  • 1-year return is -19.79%;
  • 3-year return is -3.16%;
  • 5-year return is 2.13%.

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.

5. What is AZSYX dividend yield?

AZSYX yield is 0.47%.

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.

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%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.19;
  • 5-year beta is 1.12.

11. What is AZSYX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.26;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.03.

Analysis

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

AZSYX Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy AZSYX and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

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

The following are AZSYX strengths from our perspective:

  • 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 $47.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AZSYX 3-year return is -3.16%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), -0.13%.
  • AZSYX 5-year return is 2.13%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 2.93%.
  • AZSYX expense ratio is 0.99%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • AZSYX 3-year Beta is 1.19, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • AZSYX 5-year Beta is 1.12, which is higher than the index (S&P 500 TR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
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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