9 important things you should know about Virtus NFJEX mutual fund
Updated: December 01, 2021
Bull case
5-year return above the benchmark
No sales load or distribution fees
Bear case
Low net assets
3-year return below the benchmark
10-year return below the benchmark
15-year return below the benchmark
High expense ratio

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

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

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

  1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ Dividend Value Fund; Institutional Class Shares (NFJEX).
  2. What are NFJEX holdings?
  3. What is NFJEX performance? What are NFJEX historical returns?
  4. What is NFJEX dividend yield?
  5. What is NFJEX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does NFJEX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is NFJEX Finny Score? NFJEX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in NFJEX? What are NFJEX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in NFJEX? What are NFJEX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ Dividend Value Fund; Institutional Class Shares (NFJEX).

The Fund seeks current income as a primary objective, and long-term growth of capital as a secondary objective. Focus is on income-producing common stocks with the potential for capital appreciation.

2. What are NFJEX top holdings?

NFJEX has 46 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 31.50% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 4.28%
Broadcom Inc AVGO 3.71%
Intel Corp INTC 3.66%
NextEra Energy Inc NEE 3.16%
Allstate Corp ALL 3.01%
Lockheed Martin Corp LMT 2.97%
CoreSite Realty Corp COR 2.84%
Norfolk Southern Corp NSC 2.84%
Atmos Energy Corp ATO 2.80%
Crown Castle International Corp CCI 2.23%

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

NFJEX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.24%;
  • 3-month return is 2.49%;
  • 1-year return is 2.49%;
  • 3-year return is 11.41%;
  • 5-year return is 9.86%;
  • 10-year return is 11.54%;
  • 15-year return is 6.21%.

4. What is NFJEX dividend yield?

NFJEX yield is 1.5%.

5. What is NFJEX minimum initial investment amount?

NFJEX minimum initial investment amount is $25.00K.

6. Does NFJEX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 29. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 29.

8. What are the pros of investing in NFJEX? What are NFJEX buy reasons?

The following are NFJEX strengths from our perspective:

  • NFJEX 5-year return is 9.86%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 10.76%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

9. What are the cons of investing in NFJEX? What are NFJEX negatives?

The following are NFJEX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • NFJEX net assets are $108.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • NFJEX 3-year return is 11.41%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 13.07%.
  • NFJEX 10-year return is 11.54%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 13.6%.
  • NFJEX 15-year return is 6.21%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 7.41%.
  • NFJEX expense ratio is 0.7%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
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