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

Updated: September 28, 2020
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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 PCVCX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "PCVCX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on PCVCX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "PCVCX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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

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

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

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

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 PCVCX top holdings?

PCVCX has 127 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 15.51% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Idacorp Inc IDA 1.71%
CenterState Bank Corp N/A 1.67%
Spire Inc SR 1.67%
Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc A BXMT 1.57%
Cabot Microelectronics Corp CCMP 1.56%
Portland General Electric Co POR 1.53%
PNM Resources Inc PNM 1.51%
American Financial Group Inc AFG 1.49%
Valley National Bancorp VLY 1.41%
First American Financial Corp FAF 1.39%

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

PCVCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -6.06%;
  • 3-month return is -0.52%;
  • 1-year return is -19.91%;
  • 3-year return is -7.49%;
  • 5-year return is -0.54%;
  • 10-year return is 4.08%;
  • 15-year return is 4.09%.

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

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

PCVCX up and down years

5. What is PCVCX dividend yield?

PCVCX yield is 0%.

6. What is PCVCX minimum initial investment amount?

PCVCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is PCVCX expense ratio?

PCVCX expense ratio is 1.92%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

PCVCX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.22%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 4.44%.
PCVCX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.23;
  • 5-year beta is 1.17;
  • 10-year beta is 1.12.
PCVCX Beta

11. What is PCVCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.28;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.06;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.35.
PCVCX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. 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.

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

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

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

The following are PCVCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>PCVCX net assets</strong> are $2.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>PCVCX 3-year return</strong> is -7.49%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), -4.3%.
  • <strong>PCVCX 5-year return</strong> is -0.54%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 3.25%.
  • <strong>PCVCX 10-year return</strong> is 4.08%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 7.14%.
  • <strong>PCVCX 15-year return</strong> is 4.09%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Value TR USD), 5.04%.
  • <strong>PCVCX expense ratio</strong> is 1.92%, 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 deferred sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 1%, while the maximum deferred sales load is 1%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Deferred sales load is a back-end sales charge and is imposed when an investor redeems shares.
In the PCVCX review, we covered PCVCX 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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