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15 important things you should know about Virtus PQNCX mutual fund

Updated: July 11, 2021
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 PQNCX top holdings?

PQNCX 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 PQNCX performance? What are PQNCX historical returns?

PQNCX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.49%;
  • 3-month return is 6.06%;
  • 1-year return is 6.06%;
  • 3-year return is 9.04%;
  • 5-year return is 11.81%;
  • 10-year return is 9.72%;
  • 15-year return is 7.60%.

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

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

PQNCX up and down years

5. What is PQNCX dividend yield?

PQNCX yield is 0.13%.

6. What is PQNCX minimum initial investment amount?

PQNCX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is PQNCX expense ratio?

PQNCX expense ratio is 1.74%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

PQNCX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.11%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.91%.
PQNCX tax costs

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

PQNCX Beta

11. What is PQNCX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.44;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.66;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.63;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.45.
PQNCX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. 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.

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

The following are PQNCX strengths from our perspective:

  • PQNCX 5-year return is 11.81%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 11.91%.

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

The following are PQNCX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • PQNCX net assets are $39.30 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • PQNCX 3-year return is 9.04%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 12.2%.
  • PQNCX 10-year return is 9.72%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 11.66%.
  • PQNCX 15-year return is 7.6%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD), 9.17%.
  • PQNCX expense ratio is 1.74%, 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 PQNCX review, we covered PQNCX 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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