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15 important things you should know about Westfield Capital WCDGX mutual fund

Updated: September 29, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • High expense ratio

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund II: Westfield Capital Dividend Growth Fund; Investor Class Shares (WCDGX).

The Fund seeks long-term growth. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in dividend-paying equity securities. The Fund builds a portfolio comprised of 40-60 publicly traded equity securities of primarily large capitalization issuers with a history or prospect of paying stable or increasing dividends.

2. What are WCDGX top holdings?

WCDGX has 42 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 41.99% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 8.01%
Apple Inc AAPL 7.33%
The Home Depot Inc HD 4.07%
Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX 3.94%
Abbott Laboratories ABT 3.83%
Broadcom Inc AVGO 3.30%
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc ARE 3.19%
Jack Henry & Associates Inc JKHY 2.80%
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 2.77%
Fidelity National Information Services Inc FIS 2.75%

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

WCDGX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.20%;
  • 3-month return is 7.96%;
  • 1-year return is 10.89%;
  • 3-year return is 12.08%;
  • 5-year return is 11.60%.

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

In the last 10 years, WCDGX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

WCDGX up and down years

5. What is WCDGX dividend yield?

WCDGX yield is 1.45%.

6. What is WCDGX minimum initial investment amount?

WCDGX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is WCDGX expense ratio?

WCDGX expense ratio is 1.2%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

WCDGX expenses

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

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

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.59%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.24%.
WCDGX tax costs

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.93;
  • 5-year beta is 0.92.
WCDGX Beta

11. What is WCDGX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.61;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.62.
WCDGX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 40. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 40.

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

The following are WCDGX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>WCDGX 3-year return</strong> is 12.08%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 11.64%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

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

The following are WCDGX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>WCDGX net assets</strong> are $0.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>WCDGX 5-year return</strong> is 11.6%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 13.04%.
  • <strong>WCDGX expense ratio</strong> is 1.2%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the WCDGX review, we covered WCDGX 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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