10 important things you should know about Virtus PQNAX mutual fund
Updated: October 10, 2021
Bull case
5-year return above the benchmark
Bear case
Low net assets
3-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

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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. What is PQNAX dividend yield?
  5. What is PQNAX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does PQNAX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is PQNAX Finny Score? PQNAX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in PQNAX? What are PQNAX buy reasons?
  9. 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 99 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 17.77% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
PulteGroup Inc PHM 2.03%
Allstate Corp ALL 1.97%
Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 1.93%
WEC Energy Group Inc WEC 1.92%
L3Harris Technologies Inc LHX 1.84%
Xcel Energy Inc XEL 1.76%
Atmos Energy Corp ATO 1.63%
Aon PLC AON 1.61%
Fiserv Inc FISV 1.57%
Sempra Energy SRE 1.51%

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

PQNAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -3.48%;
  • 3-month return is -0.45%;
  • 1-year return is -0.45%;
  • 3-year return is 7.95%;
  • 5-year return is 11.54%;
  • 10-year return is 12.29%;
  • 15-year return is 7.99%.

4. What is PQNAX dividend yield?

PQNAX yield is 0.76%.

5. What is PQNAX minimum initial investment amount?

PQNAX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

6. 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.

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 14. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 6 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 14.

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

The following are PQNAX strengths from our perspective:

  • PQNAX 5-year return is 11.54%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 11.48%.

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

The following are PQNAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • PQNAX net assets are $569.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • PQNAX 3-year return is 7.95%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 11.54%.
  • PQNAX 10-year return is 12.29%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 14.04%.
  • PQNAX 15-year return is 7.99%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 8.9%.
  • PQNAX expense ratio is 1%, 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.