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BGR : NYSE : Financial
$13.4889 -0.1211 | -0.89%
Today's Range: 13.35 - 13.57
Avg. Daily Volume: 94400.0
04/27/17 - 3:59 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:03/31/2017
  • Price as of 03/31/2017 :$13.75
  • Net Assets:$418.98 Million
  • NAV:$15.33
  • Premium-10.31%
  • Peer Rank:45 of 120
  • Investment Rating:D-
  • Performance:D-
  • RiskC+
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We rate BlackRock Energy & Resources at D-. Negative factors that influence this rating include a well 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.


Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The BlackRock Energy & Resources has returned an annual rate of 4.10% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -2.48% in the last five years, -9.26% in the last three years, and 14.92% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 18% of them. It has also outpaced 10% of its competitors on a three year basis and 55% of them over the last year for the period ending 3/31/2017. On a year to date basis, BGR has returned -3.20%.

Downside risk has been above average. BGR has a draw down risk of -55.80%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 22.7%. This fund has experienced a high level of volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 3/31/2017, the fund was trading at a price of $13.75, which is 4.8% below its 52-week high of $14.44 and 4.8% above its 52-week low of $13.12.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $418.98 million, BGR maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Sector - Energy/Natural Res peers of 1.26% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As BGR is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.

Manager lacks tenure and performance record lags managerial peers. Substandard fund managers tend to be replaced, so a long tenure is usually a good sign that a fund is achieving its objectives. The BlackRock Energy & Resources has been managed by Christopher M. Accettella for only 5 years. Over that period, the manager was able to capture more actual gains in excess of the expected return than just 30% of other fund managers.

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