PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund

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PKO : NYSE : Financial
$24.39 | %
Today's Range: 24.39 - 24.59
Avg. Daily Volume: 77300.0
02/24/17 - 4:05 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:01/31/2017
  • Price as of 01/31/2017 :$24.25
  • Net Assets:$338.29 Million
  • NAV:$23.83
  • Premium1.76%
  • Peer Rank:106 of 255
  • Investment Rating:C
  • Performance:B-
  • RiskC
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We rate Pimco Income Opportunity Fund at C. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than above average total return and low price volatility. The fund invests approximately 94% of its assets in bonds and may be considered for investors seeking a Global Income strategy.


Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The Pimco Income Opportunity Fund has returned an annual rate of 11.24% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 10.12% in the last five years, 6.95% in the last three years, and 37.84% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 71% of them. It has also outpaced 59% of its competitors on a three year basis and 84% of them over the last year for the period ending 1/31/2017. On a year to date basis, PKO has returned 7.37%.

Downside risk has been below average. PKO has a draw down risk of -32.91%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 11.1%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 1/31/2017, the fund was trading at a price of $24.25, which is 0.1% below its 52-week high of $24.27 and 4.5% above its 52-week low of $23.20.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $338.29 million, PKO maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Global Income peers of 2.63% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As PKO 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 Pimco Income Opportunity Fund has been managed by Daniel J. Ivascyn for the last 9 years. Over that period, the manager was able to capture more actual gains in excess of the expected return than 90% of other fund managers.

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