GAMCO Natural Resources Gold & Income Trust

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GNT : NYSE : Financial
$6.86 | %
Today's Range: 6.7999 - 6.9
Avg. Daily Volume: 74300.0
06/23/17 - 4:02 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:05/31/2017
  • Price as of 05/31/2017 :$7.03
  • Net Assets:$149.03 Million
  • NAV:$7.16
  • Premium-1.82%
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  • Peer Rank:50 of 122
  • Investment Rating:D-
  • Performance:D
  • RiskC-
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SUMMARY


We rate GAMCO Nat Res Gold & Income Trust at D-. Negative factors that influence this rating include a high price volatility. The fund 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 GAMCO Nat Res Gold & Income Trust has returned an annual rate of -5.12% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -2.53% in the last five years, -2.45% in the last three years, and 4.02% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 15% of them. It has also outpaced 21% of its competitors on a three year basis and 30% of them over the last year for the period ending 5/31/2017. On a year to date basis, GNT has returned 9.52%.

Downside risk has been above average. GNT has a draw down risk of -54.08%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 26.3%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 5/31/2017, the fund was trading at a price of $7.03, which is 2.8% below its 52-week high of $7.23 and 3.4% above its 52-week low of $6.80.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $149.03 million, GNT maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Sector - Energy/Natural Res peers of 1.39% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As GNT is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.

Manager tenure and performance record are net positives. Substandard fund managers tend to be replaced, so a long tenure is usually a good sign that a fund is achieving its objectives. The GAMCO Nat Res Gold & Income Trust has been managed by Caesar M. P. Bryan for the last 6 years. Over that period, the manager was able to capture more actual gains in excess of the expected return than 86% of other fund managers.


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