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

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell BLYPX? Or perhaps you’re looking for BLYPX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

The Fund seeks to provide long-term total return of capital, primarily through capital appreciation. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of large stocks that are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ.

2. What are BLYPX top holdings?

BLYPX has 74 stock holdings and 1 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 24.11% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 3.33%
Apple Inc AAPL 3.17%
Micron Technology Inc MU 2.75%
The Walt Disney Co DIS 2.32%
UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH 2.32%
O'Reilly Automotive Inc ORLY 2.22%
VeriSign Inc VRSN 2.15%
Advanced Micro Devices Inc AMD 2.08%
Starbucks Corp SBUX 1.94%
Merck & Co Inc MRK 1.83%

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

BLYPX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 11.43%;
  • 3-month return is -7.67%;
  • 1-year return is 6.17%;
  • 3-year return is 11.14%;
  • 5-year return is 9.14%;
  • 10-year return is 12.96%.

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

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

5. What is BLYPX dividend yield?

BLYPX yield is 0%.

6. What is BLYPX minimum initial investment amount?

BLYPX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is BLYPX expense ratio?

BLYPX expense ratio is 1.19%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.29%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.15%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.08;
  • 5-year beta is 1.03;
  • 10-year beta is 1.06.

11. What is BLYPX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.30;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.34;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.72.

Analysis

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

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

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

The following are BLYPX 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 BLYPX? What are BLYPX negatives?

The following are BLYPX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • BLYPX net assets are $72.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • BLYPX 3-year return is 11.14%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 16.2%.
  • BLYPX 5-year return is 9.14%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 13.49%.
  • BLYPX 10-year return is 12.96%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 15.42%.
  • BLYPX expense ratio is 1.19%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the BLYPX review, we covered BLYPX 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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