- Last Ratings Update:11/30/2013
- Price as of 11/30/2013 :$17.84
- Net Assets:$1,692.66 Million
- Peer Rank:28 of 118
- Investment Rating:B-
We rate AllianzGI NFJ Div Int and Prem Str at B-. 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 71% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Growth & Income strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks very high in comparison with peers over the last three years. The AllianzGI NFJ Div Int and Prem Str has returned an annual rate of 4.56% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 16.96% in the last five years, 13.90% in the last three years, and 24.24% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 44% of them. It has also outpaced 78% of its competitors on a three year basis and 70% of them over the last year for the period ending 11/30/2013. On a year to date basis, NFJ has returned 23.68%.
Downside risk has been below average. NFJ has a draw down risk of -22.68%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 15.0%. 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 $17.84, which is 0.7% below its 52-week high of $17.96 and 2.8% above its 52-week low of $17.35.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $1.69 billion, NFJ maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Growth & Income peers of just 0.97% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As NFJ is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.
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