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15 important things you should know about American Beacon STSIX mutual fund

Updated: January 29, 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
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

2. What are STSIX top holdings?

STSIX 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 STSIX performance? What are STSIX historical returns?

STSIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 6.65%;
  • 3-month return is 25.93%;
  • 1-year return is 25.93%;
  • 3-year return is 20.89%;
  • 5-year return is 22.59%;
  • 10-year return is 14.43%.

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

In the last 10 years, STSIX had 7 up years and 2 down years.

STSIX up and down years

5. What is STSIX dividend yield?

STSIX yield is 0%.

6. What is STSIX minimum initial investment amount?

STSIX minimum initial investment amount is $250.00K.

7. What is STSIX expense ratio?

STSIX expense ratio is 1.08%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

STSIX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 2.15%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 3.83%.
STSIX tax costs

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

STSIX Beta

11. What is STSIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.80;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.84;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.75;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.56.
STSIX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 67. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 67.

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

The following are STSIX strengths from our perspective:

  • STSIX 3-year return is 20.89%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 18%.
  • STSIX 5-year return is 22.59%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 21.88%.
  • STSIX 10-year return is 14.43%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 Growth TR USD), 14.71%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are STSIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • STSIX net assets are $262.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • STSIX expense ratio is 1.08%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the STSIX review, we covered STSIX 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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