- Last Ratings Update:07/31/2014
- Price as of 07/31/2014 :$42.51
- Net Assets:$2,157.4 Million
- Peer Rank:113 of 280
- Investment Rating:B
We rate UBS E Tracs Alerian MLP Infrast Idx at B. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end 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 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 UBS E Tracs Alerian MLP Infrast Idx has returned an annual rate of 18.33% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 18.84% in the last three years, 12.68% in the last year, and 9.25% in the last six months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last three years, it has outperformed 82% of them. It has also outpaced 58% of its competitors on a one year basis for the period ending 7/31/2014. On a year to date basis, MLPI has returned 9.14%.
Downside risk has been below average. MLPI has a draw down risk of -10.65%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 12.9%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 7/31/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $42.51, which is 5.5% below its 52-week high of $44.97 and 15.1% above its 52-week low of $36.94.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $2.16 billion, MLPI maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Equity Income peers of just 0.00% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As MLPI is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The UBS E Tracs Alerian MLP Infrast Idx is managed by a team at UBS Global Asset Mgmt (Americas) In. This fund is one of 27 UBS Global Asset Mgmt (Americas) In exchange-traded funds launched since 12/15/1972 that we track.
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