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14 important things you should know about Virtus PCVAX mutual fund

Updated: September 12, 2021
Bull Case
  • No Bull case arguments for now!
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
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

  1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ Small-Cap Value Fund; Class A Shares (PCVAX).
  2. What are PCVAX holdings?
  3. What is PCVAX performance? What are PCVAX historical returns?
  4. What is PCVAX dividend yield?
  5. What is PCVAX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. What is PCVAX expense ratio?
  7. Does PCVAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  8. What is PCVAX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  9. What is PCVAX beta? How would you assess PCVAX risk?
  10. What is PCVAX Sharpe ratio?
  11. What is PCVAX Finny Score? PCVAX buy or sell?
  12. What are the pros of investing in PCVAX? What are PCVAX buy reasons?
  13. What are the cons of investing in PCVAX? What are PCVAX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI NFJ Small-Cap Value Fund; Class A Shares (PCVAX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital and income. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by normally investing at least 80% of its net assets in common stocks and other equity securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations.

2. What are PCVAX top holdings?

PCVAX has 100 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 21.01% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
American Financial Group Inc AFG 2.68%
Spire Inc SR 2.47%
KB Home KBH 2.46%
Valley National Bancorp VLY 2.32%
Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc A BXMT 2.25%
United Community Banks Inc UCBI 2.02%
ONE Gas Inc OGS 1.92%
Mantech International Corp Class A MANT 1.70%
M.D.C. Holdings Inc MDC 1.67%
National Health Investors Inc NHI 1.52%

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

PCVAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -2.15%;
  • 3-month return is -3.67%;
  • 1-year return is -3.67%;
  • 3-year return is 2.11%;
  • 5-year return is 6.55%;
  • 10-year return is 7.99%;
  • 15-year return is 6.86%.

4. What is PCVAX dividend yield?

PCVAX yield is 1.49%.

5. What is PCVAX minimum initial investment amount?

PCVAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

6. What is PCVAX expense ratio?

PCVAX expense ratio is 1.17%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

PCVAX expenses

7. Does PCVAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

8. What is PCVAX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.79%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 3.27%.
PCVAX tax costs

9. What is PCVAX beta? How would you assess PCVAX risk?

PCVAX Beta

10. What is PCVAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.20;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.38;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.45;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.43.
PCVAX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

11. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

12. What are the pros of investing in PCVAX? What are PCVAX buy reasons?

We don't see any strong reasons to buy PCVAX.

13. What are the cons of investing in PCVAX? What are PCVAX negatives?

The following are PCVAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • PCVAX net assets are $321.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • PCVAX 3-year return is 2.11%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 8%.
  • PCVAX 5-year return is 6.55%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 11.48%.
  • PCVAX 10-year return is 7.99%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 12.73%.
  • PCVAX 15-year return is 6.86%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 7.63%.
  • PCVAX expense ratio is 1.17%, 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 PCVAX review, we covered PCVAX 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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