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

Updated: September 28, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

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

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital and current income by investing at least 65% of its assets in common stocks of companies with below-average valuations whose business fundamentals are expected to improve.

2. What are PQNAX top holdings?

PQNAX has 135 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 17.67% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Sempra Energy SRE 2.51%
Eversource Energy ES 2.03%
Atmos Energy Corp ATO 1.87%
M&T Bank Corp MTB 1.77%
Hill-Rom Holdings Inc HRC 1.75%
American Water Works Co Inc AWK 1.74%
WEC Energy Group Inc WEC 1.70%
Cincinnati Financial Corp CINF 1.45%
American Financial Group Inc AFG 1.43%
Intercontinental Exchange Inc ICE 1.42%

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

PQNAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -3.01%;
  • 3-month return is 4.09%;
  • 1-year return is -7.50%;
  • 3-year return is 0.01%;
  • 5-year return is 6.92%;
  • 10-year return is 9.29%;
  • 15-year return is 6.71%.

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

In the last 10 years, PQNAX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

PQNAX up and down years

5. What is PQNAX dividend yield?

PQNAX yield is 1.1%.

6. What is PQNAX minimum initial investment amount?

PQNAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is PQNAX expense ratio?

PQNAX expense ratio is 0.99%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

PQNAX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.25%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.75%.
PQNAX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 1.14;
  • 5-year beta is 1.11;
  • 10-year beta is 1.09.
PQNAX Beta

11. What is PQNAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.30;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.66.
PQNAX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 43. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 43.

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

The following are PQNAX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>PQNAX 5-year return</strong> is 6.92%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 5.48%.
  • <strong>PQNAX 10-year return</strong> is 9.29%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 9.65%.
  • <strong>PQNAX 15-year return</strong> is 6.71%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 7.15%.

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

The following are PQNAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>PQNAX net assets</strong> are $612.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>PQNAX 3-year return</strong> is 0.01%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 0.75%.
  • <strong>PQNAX expense ratio</strong> is 0.99%, 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 PQNAX review, we covered PQNAX 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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