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15 important things you should know about Invesco GTSAX mutual fund

Updated: September 28, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

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

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AIM Growth Series (Invesco Growth Series): Invesco Small Cap Growth Fund; Class A Shares (GTSAX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund seeks to construct a portfolio of issuers that have the potential for capital growth. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities. The Fund may also invest up to 25% of its total assets in foreign securities..

2. What are GTSAX top holdings?

GTSAX has 119 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 15.96% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
DexCom Inc DXCM 2.08%
Repligen Corp RGEN 1.97%
eHealth Inc EHTH 1.80%
Catalent Inc CTLT 1.70%
Chemed Corp CHE 1.68%
Bio-Techne Corp TECH 1.48%
Q2 Holdings Inc QTWO 1.41%
CoreSite Realty Corp COR 1.39%
RealPage Inc RP 1.24%
Masimo Corp MASI 1.21%

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

GTSAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.48%;
  • 3-month return is 11.43%;
  • 1-year return is 22.62%;
  • 3-year return is 12.31%;
  • 5-year return is 11.73%;
  • 10-year return is 13.80%;
  • 15-year return is 10.33%.

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

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

GTSAX up and down years

5. What is GTSAX dividend yield?

GTSAX yield is 0%.

6. What is GTSAX minimum initial investment amount?

GTSAX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is GTSAX expense ratio?

GTSAX expense ratio is 1.18%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

GTSAX expenses

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

GTSAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. GTSAX front-end sales load is 5.5. GTSAX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.89%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.33%.
GTSAX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.11;
  • 5-year beta is 1.21;
  • 10-year beta is 1.19.
GTSAX Beta

11. What is GTSAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.64;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.43;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.75.
GTSAX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 57. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 57.

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

The following are GTSAX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>GTSAX 3-year return</strong> is 12.31%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 9.39%.
  • <strong>GTSAX 5-year return</strong> is 11.73%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 9.7%.
  • <strong>GTSAX 10-year return</strong> is 13.8%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 12.86%.
  • <strong>GTSAX 15-year return</strong> is 10.33%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 8.92%.

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

The following are GTSAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>GTSAX net assets</strong> are $504.30 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>GTSAX expense ratio</strong> is 1.18%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.5%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
In the GTSAX review, we covered GTSAX 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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