Trina Solar Ltd

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Today's Range: 10.51 - 10.65
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08/23/16 - 4:02 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:07/31/2016
  • Price as of 07/31/2016 :$16.38
  • Net Assets:$127.95 Million
  • NAV:$18.02
  • Premium-9.1%
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  • Peer Rank:6 of 30
  • Investment Rating:C
  • Performance:B
  • RiskC
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SUMMARY


We rate THL Credit Senior Loan at C. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Loan Participation strategy.


POSITIVES AND RISKS


New Fund off to good start in the last year. The THL Credit Senior Loan has returned an annual rate of 0.97% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 7.77% in the last year, 14.45% in the last six months, and 4.52% in the last three months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last year, it has outperformed 67% of them for the period ending 7/31/2016. On a year to date basis, TSL has returned 8.32%.

Downside risk has been above average. TSL has a draw down risk of -56.66%, which is the largest price decline experienced since the inception of the fund. This fund has a one year standard deviation of 14.4%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 12 months. As of 7/31/2016, the fund was trading at a price of $16.38, which is 45.7% below its 52-week high of $11.24 and 135.3% above its 52-week low of $6.96.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $127.96 million, TSL maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Loan Participation 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 TSL is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.


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