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- Last Ratings Update:07/31/2017
- Price as of 07/31/2017 :$13.24
- Net Assets:$487.06 Million
- Peer Rank:39 of 121
- Investment Rating:D-
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.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The BlackRock Energy & Resources has returned an annual rate of 3.87% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -1.53% in the last five years, -12.57% in the last three years, and 2.46% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 17% of them. It has also outpaced 8% of its competitors on a three year basis and 29% of them over the last year for the period ending 7/31/2017. On a year to date basis, BGR has returned -4.79%.
Downside risk has been above average. BGR has a draw down risk of -55.14%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 22.1%. This fund has experienced a high level of volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 7/31/2017, the fund was trading at a price of $13.24, which is 0.2% below its 52-week high of $13.26 and 5.2% above its 52-week low of $12.59.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $487.06 million, BGR maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Sector - Energy/Natural Res peers of 1.24% 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 tenure is a net positive but 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 the last 6 years. Over that period, the manager was able to capture more actual gains in excess of the expected return than just 28% of other fund managers.