- Last Ratings Update:10/31/2014
- Price as of 10/31/2014 :$6.04
- Net Assets:$196.8 Million
- Peer Rank:61 of 118
- Investment Rating:D
We rate PowerShares Wilder Clean Energy at D. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. Negative factors that influence this rating include a below average total return. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Energy/Natural Res strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The PowerShares Wilder Clean Energy has returned an annual rate of -8.40% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -7.56% in the last five years, 3.02% in the last three years, and -4.70% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 7% of them. It has also outpaced 28% of its competitors on a three year basis and 16% of them over the last year for the period ending 10/31/2014. On a year to date basis, PBW has returned -4.06%.
Downside risk has been above average. PBW has a draw down risk of -36.48%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 27.6%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 10/31/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $6.04, which is 4.6% below its 52-week high of $6.33 and 16.2% above its 52-week low of $5.20.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $196.80 million, PBW maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Sector - Energy/Natural Res peers of just 0.70% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As PBW is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The PowerShares Wilder Clean Energy is managed by Peter Hubbard at Invesco Powershares Capital Mgmt LL. This fund is one of 115 Invesco Powershares Capital Mgmt LL exchange-traded funds launched since 5/1/2003 that we track.
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