14 important things you should know about Westwood WWLAX mutual fund

Updated: June 30, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell WWLAX? Or perhaps you’re looking for WWLAX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund: Westwood LargeCap Value Fund; A Class Shares (WWLAX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of large-cap companies. The Adviser utilizes a value style of investing in which it chooses common stocks that they believe are currently undervalued in the market.

2. What are WWLAX top holdings?

WWLAX has 45 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 29.13% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 3.52%
CVS Health Corp CVS 3.36%
Honeywell International Inc HON 3.35%
Wells Fargo & Co WFC 3.15%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.03%
Chevron Corp CVX 2.82%
Medtronic PLC MDT 2.66%
AT&T Inc T 2.49%
Public Storage PSA 2.40%
PepsiCo Inc PEP 2.35%

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

WWLAX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.72%;
  • 3-month return is -18.02%;
  • 1-year return is -4.75%;
  • 3-year return is 4.60%;
  • 5-year return is 5.40%;
  • 10-year return is 9.01%.

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

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

5. What is WWLAX dividend yield?

WWLAX yield is 1.34%.

6. What is WWLAX minimum initial investment amount?

WWLAX minimum initial investment amount is $5.00K.

7. What is WWLAX expense ratio?

WWLAX expense ratio is 0.9%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

WWLAX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. WWLAX front-end sales load is 5. WWLAX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.24%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.02%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.94;
  • 5-year beta is 0.93;
  • 10-year beta is 1.00.

11. What is WWLAX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.09;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.25;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.56.

Analysis

12. What is WWLAX Finny Score? WWLAX buy or sell?

WWLAX Finny Score is 50. Our quantitative analysis shows 3 reasons to buy WWLAX and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 50.

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

The following are WWLAX strengths from our perspective:

  • WWLAX 3-year return is 4.6%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 0.9%.
  • WWLAX 5-year return is 5.4%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 3.39%.
  • WWLAX 10-year return is 9.01%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 1000 Value TR USD), 8.67%.

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

The following are WWLAX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • WWLAX net assets are $14.40 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • 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%. 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.
  • WWLAX expense ratio is 0.9%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the WWLAX review, we covered WWLAX 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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