9 important things you should know about Virtus PGFAX mutual fund
Updated: December 03, 2021
Bull case
3-year return above the benchmark
5-year return above the benchmark
10-year return above the benchmark
15-year return above the benchmark
Bear case
Low net assets
High expense ratio
Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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. What is PGFAX dividend yield?
  5. What is PGFAX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does PGFAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is PGFAX Finny Score? PGFAX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in PGFAX? What are PGFAX buy reasons?
  9. 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 40 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 51.24% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 10.20%
Apple Inc AAPL 9.55%
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 7.15%
Facebook Inc A FB 4.56%
Tesla Inc TSLA 3.95%
Visa Inc Class A V 3.45%
PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL 3.40%
Mastercard Inc A MA 3.18%
Salesforce.com Inc CRM 2.97%
Horizon Therapeutics PLC HZNP 2.83%

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

PGFAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.38%;
  • 3-month return is 0.85%;
  • 1-year return is 0.85%;
  • 3-year return is 31.54%;
  • 5-year return is 24.08%;
  • 10-year return is 20.11%;
  • 15-year return is 13.47%.

4. What is PGFAX dividend yield?

PGFAX yield is 0%.

5. What is PGFAX minimum initial investment amount?

PGFAX minimum initial investment amount is $5.00K.

6. 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.

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

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

8. 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 31.54%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 30.84%.
  • PGFAX 5-year return is 24.08%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 24.76%.
  • PGFAX 10-year return is 20.11%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 20.33%.
  • PGFAX 15-year return is 13.47%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Growth TR USD), 13.53%.

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

The following are PGFAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • PGFAX net assets are $7.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • PGFAX expense ratio is 0.92%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund.
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.