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15 important things you should know about Allianz Global Investors NFJEX mutual fund

Updated: September 28, 2020
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Bull Case
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-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. How many up and down years did NFJEX have historically?
  5. What is NFJEX dividend yield?
  6. What is NFJEX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is NFJEX expense ratio?
  8. Does NFJEX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is NFJEX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is NFJEX beta? How would you assess NFJEX risk?
  11. What is NFJEX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is NFJEX Finny Score? NFJEX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in NFJEX? What are NFJEX buy reasons?
  14. 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 77 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 25.48% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 3.99%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.59%
Chevron Corp CVX 2.56%
Bank of America Corp BAC 2.49%
Citigroup Inc C 2.43%
AT&T Inc T 2.14%
McDonald's Corp MCD 2.09%
Comcast Corp Class A CMCSA 2.08%
PNC Financial Services Group Inc PNC 2.07%
Tractor Supply Co TSCO 2.04%

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

NFJEX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -2.24%;
  • 3-month return is 3.35%;
  • 1-year return is -6.48%;
  • 3-year return is 1.94%;
  • 5-year return is 6.08%;
  • 10-year return is 8.39%;
  • 15-year return is 5.65%.

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

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

NFJEX up and down years

5. What is NFJEX dividend yield?

NFJEX yield is 2.15%.

6. What is NFJEX minimum initial investment amount?

NFJEX minimum initial investment amount is $25.00K.

7. What is NFJEX expense ratio?

NFJEX expense ratio is 0.69%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

NFJEX expenses

8. 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.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 3.5%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 5%.
NFJEX tax costs

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

NFJEX Beta

11. What is NFJEX Sharpe ratio?

NFJEX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

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

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

The following are NFJEX 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 NFJEX? What are NFJEX negatives?

The following are NFJEX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>NFJEX net assets</strong> are $220.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>NFJEX 3-year return</strong> is 1.94%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 2.52%.
  • <strong>NFJEX 5-year return</strong> is 6.08%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 7.02%.
  • <strong>NFJEX 10-year return</strong> is 8.39%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 9.79%.
  • <strong>NFJEX 15-year return</strong> is 5.65%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 6.37%.
  • <strong>NFJEX expense ratio</strong> is 0.69%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the NFJEX review, we covered NFJEX 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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