14 important things you should know about Allianz Funds PGFAX mutual fund

Updated: June 29, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell PGFAX? Or perhaps you’re looking for PGFAX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Allianz Funds: AllianzGI Focused Growth Fund; Administrative Class Shares (PGFAX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital, with income as an incidental consideration. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing at least 65% of its assets in common stocks of growth companies with market capitalizations of at least $5 billion.

2. What are PGFAX top holdings?

PGFAX has 43 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 46.87% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 10.16%
Apple Inc AAPL 7.16%
Facebook Inc A FB 5.76%
Visa Inc Class A V 4.85%
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 4.55%
Mastercard Inc A MA 3.50%
PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL 2.83%
Lam Research Corp LRCX 2.81%
Salesforce.com Inc CRM 2.63%
DexCom Inc DXCM 2.62%

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

PGFAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 14.31%;
  • 3-month return is -2.10%;
  • 1-year return is 18.53%;
  • 3-year return is 15.58%;
  • 5-year return is 12.87%;
  • 10-year return is 14.38%;
  • 15-year return is 11.40%.

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

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

5. What is PGFAX dividend yield?

PGFAX yield is 0%.

6. What is PGFAX minimum initial investment amount?

PGFAX minimum initial investment amount is $5.00K.

7. What is PGFAX expense ratio?

PGFAX expense ratio is 0.92%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 3.39%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.37%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.05;
  • 5-year beta is 1.03;
  • 10-year beta is 1.02.

11. What is PGFAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.54;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.57;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.80.

Analysis

12. What is PGFAX Finny Score? PGFAX buy or sell?

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

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

The following are PGFAX strengths from our perspective:

  • PGFAX 3-year return is 15.58%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 16.46%.
  • PGFAX 5-year return is 12.87%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 13.74%.
  • PGFAX 10-year return is 14.38%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 15.05%.
  • PGFAX 15-year return is 11.4%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 10.91%.

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

The following are PGFAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • PGFAX net assets are $4.70 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund.
  • PGFAX expense ratio is 0.92%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the PGFAX review, we covered PGFAX 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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