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10 important things you should know about American Beacon STSGX mutual fund

Updated: September 12, 2021
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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
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

  1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Stephens Small Cap Growth Fund; Investor Clas Shares (STSGX).
  2. What are STSGX holdings?
  3. What is STSGX performance? What are STSGX historical returns?
  4. What is STSGX dividend yield?
  5. What is STSGX minimum initial investment amount?
  6. Does STSGX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  7. What is STSGX Finny Score? STSGX buy or sell?
  8. What are the pros of investing in STSGX? What are STSGX buy reasons?
  9. What are the cons of investing in STSGX? What are STSGX sell reasons?

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Beacon Funds: American Beacon Stephens Small Cap Growth Fund; Investor Clas Shares (STSGX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund invests primarily in common stock of U.S. companies with small market capitalizations. The Fund will seek to identify growth stocks using a disciplined, bottom-up approach, employing quantitative analysis and fundamental research with a focus on earnings growth.

2. What are STSGX top holdings?

STSGX has 107 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 20.40% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Five9 Inc FIVN 2.28%
Repligen Corp RGEN 2.26%
Chegg Inc CHGG 2.23%
Icon PLC ICLR.IR 2.22%
Globant SA GLOB 2.18%
Kornit Digital Ltd KRNT 2.16%
Aarons Holdings Co Inc Ordinary Shares AAN 1.95%
Manhattan Associates Inc MANH 1.76%
SiteOne Landscape Supply Inc SITE 1.70%
Axon Enterprise Inc AAXN 1.66%

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

STSGX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 3.34%;
  • 3-month return is 5.96%;
  • 1-year return is 5.96%;
  • 3-year return is 13.79%;
  • 5-year return is 19.20%;
  • 10-year return is 15.33%;
  • 15-year return is 11.53%.

4. What is STSGX dividend yield?

STSGX yield is 0%.

5. What is STSGX minimum initial investment amount?

STSGX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

6. Does STSGX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

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

Analysis

7. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 71. Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 71.

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

The following are STSGX strengths from our perspective:

  • STSGX 3-year return is 13.79%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 12.16%.
  • STSGX 5-year return is 19.2%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 16.58%.
  • STSGX 10-year return is 15.33%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 15.44%.
  • STSGX 15-year return is 11.53%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 10.96%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are STSGX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • STSGX net assets are $81.30 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • STSGX expense ratio is 1.31%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the STSGX review, we covered STSGX 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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