- Last Ratings Update:11/30/2013
- Price as of 11/30/2013 :$85.88
- Net Assets:$106.3 Million
- Peer Rank:57 of 272
- Investment Rating:A-
We rate ProShares Large Cap Core Plus at A-. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end mutual funds in its peer group. Positive factors that influence this rating include a well above average total return, low price volatility and low expense structure. The fund invests approximately 98% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking an Equity Income strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks very high in comparison with peers over the last three years. The ProShares Large Cap Core Plus has returned an annual rate of 20.10% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 16.69% in the last three years, 33.13% in the last year, and 12.28% in the last six months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last three years, it has outperformed 87% of them. It has also outpaced 83% of its competitors on a one year basis for the period ending 11/30/2013. On a year to date basis, CSM has returned 31.67%.
Downside risk has been below average. CSM has a draw down risk of -18.11%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 13.3%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 11/30/2013, the fund was trading at a price of $85.88, which is 0.5% below its 52-week high of $86.29 and 3.5% above its 52-week low of $82.94.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $106.30 million, CSM maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Equity Income peers of 0.75% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As CSM is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The ProShares Large Cap Core Plus is managed by Charles Lowery at ProShare Advisors LLC. This fund is one of 141 ProShare Advisors LLC exchange-traded funds launched since 6/19/2006 that we track.
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