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PGEBX George Putnam Balanced B

  • Fund
  • PGEBX
  • Price as of: Dec 06, 2016
  • $17.26
  • + $0.05
  • + 0.29%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

PGEBX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.5%
  • Net Assets $1.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 19.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$17.26
$15.12
$17.31

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.75%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 5.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 154.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$0

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Diversified Portfolio
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.58%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name George Putnam Balanced Fund
  • Fund Family Name Putnam
  • Inception Date Apr 27, 1992
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class B
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Aaron M. Cooper

Fund Description

The fund invests mainly in a combination of bonds and common stocks (growth or value stocks or both) of large U.S. companies, with a greater focus on common stocks. For example, the managers may purchase stocks of companies with stock prices that reflect a value lower than that which the managers place on the company.

PGEBX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 5.7% -66.0% 23.3% 26.70% 2
1 Yr 2.5% -37.1% 45.9% 59.83% 4
3 Yr 4.9% * -13.0% 11.8% 13.88% 1
5 Yr 8.5% * -11.0% 13.7% 21.15% 2
10 Yr 2.2% * -5.5% 8.1% 86.54% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -2.2% -37.7% 48.7% 7.52% 1
2014 9.0% -59.3% 14.8% 1.67% 1
2013 16.1% -17.5% 36.4% 15.27% 1
2012 10.7% -16.2% 18.4% 19.69% 2
2011 1.0% -30.5% 7.4% 9.51% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 6.1% -65.8% 32.0% 34.73% 2
1 Yr -0.7% -40.3% 73.2% 72.30% 4
3 Yr 4.0% * -14.0% 28.2% 25.00% 2
5 Yr 8.2% * -11.4% 13.7% 23.78% 2
10 Yr 2.2% * -5.5% 8.1% 89.98% 5

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -1.9% -29.3% 50.4% 43.92% 3
2014 9.8% -54.8% 25.4% 11.88% 1
2013 17.3% -16.7% 57.2% 42.11% 3
2012 11.9% -16.2% 74.5% 63.63% 4
2011 2.0% -25.3% 15.8% 30.51% 2

NAV & Total Return History

PGEBX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.2 B 81.4 K 100 B 8.54% 2
Number of Holdings 633 1 12494 4.99% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 239 M -654 M 20.2 B 11.81% 3
Weighting of Top 10 19.7% 0.2% 816.2% 27.64% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. US Treasury Note 2% 3.83%
  2. Apple Inc 2.13%
  3. US Treasury Note 1.375% 2.46%
  4. US Treasury Note 1.125% 2.00%
  5. US Treasury Note 0.75% 1.96%
  6. Microsoft Corp 1.53%
  7. Amazon.com Inc 1.41%
  8. Alphabet Inc A 1.75%
  9. US Treasury Note 1.875% 1.29%
  10. PepsiCo Inc 1.29%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
61.44% -49.32% 151.04% 11.01% 2
Bonds
35.33% -41.48% 861.65% 16.26% 3
Cash
2.38% -794.77% 139.25% 23.62% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.51% -0.92% 35.22% 6.64% 2
Other
0.24% -15.48% 99.72% 17.53% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.11% 0.00% 33.12% 6.96% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Technology
11.57% -8.03% 70.04% 5.52% 1
Financial Services
8.46% -5.07% 69.58% 12.16% 2
Healthcare
8.16% -1.46% 29.90% 7.52% 2
Consumer Cyclical
7.46% -6.02% 54.37% 8.54% 2
Consumer Defense
6.30% -4.74% 27.69% 5.20% 1
Industrials
5.47% -4.02% 48.84% 13.05% 3
Energy
4.76% -2.68% 33.46% 6.87% 2
Communication Services
3.30% -2.53% 27.16% 4.09% 1
Utilities
2.02% -7.18% 47.20% 6.69% 2
Basic Materials
2.02% -1.82% 21.85% 10.45% 3
Real Estate
1.93% -8.01% 48.98% 12.95% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
US
57.93% -97.12% 148.25% 5.68% 1
Non US
3.51% -2.98% 150.26% 23.34% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Government
15.03% -91.64% 806.44% 9.34% 2
Corporate
14.63% 0.00% 90.42% 16.29% 3
Securitized
6.26% -0.01% 40.54% 14.10% 3
Cash & Equivalents
2.38% -794.84% 138.37% 22.84% 4
Municipal
0.03% 0.00% 91.28% 7.64% 3
Derivative
-0.01% -84.53% 32.28% 3.43% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
US
31.67% -154.38% 699.68% 13.59% 3
Non US
3.66% -57.44% 198.64% 17.76% 4

PGEBX - Expenses

Operational Fees

PGEBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.75% 0.00% 165.34% 11.03% 4
Management Fee 0.52% 0.00% 2.55% 3.48% 3
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 0.06% 4
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.83% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

PGEBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High PGEBX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.14% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 5.00% 0.75% 5.50% 0.42% 4

Trading Fees

PGEBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High PGEBX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.11% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

PGEBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High PGEBX Rank Quintile
Turnover 154.00% 0.00% 5609.00% 5.03% 5

PGEBX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 11.33% 54.72% 5

Dividend Distribution Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.58% -2.96% 9.94% 17.03% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

PGEBX - Managers

Aaron M. Cooper

Manager

Start Date

Jun 10, 2014

Tenure

2.48

Tenure Rank

6.6%

Mr. Cooper is Director of Global Equity Research. In addition, he is a portfolio manager in the International/Global Equities and U.S. Equities groups. As Director of Global Equity Research, he is responsible for managing a team of over 40 analysts covering nine global sectors. As a portfolio manager, he manages Putnam Research Fund, Putnam Global Sector Fund, and George Putnam Balanced Fund. He joined Putnam in 2011 and has been in the investment industry since 1999. Prior to joining Putnam, Mr. Cooper held several roles at Fidelity Investments including Managing Director of Research from 2007 to 2011, Analyst and Portfolio Manager from 2003 to 2007, Associate from 2000 to 2003, and Intern in 1999. Mr. Cooper earned an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University.


Paul D. Scanlon

Manager

Start Date

Jan 31, 2016

Tenure

0.83

Tenure Rank

8.0%

Mr. Scanlon is a Co-Head of Fixed Income, specializing in global credit & tax-exempt strategies. He manages all facets of the corporate credit investment process & overseeing the Tax- Exempt team, and is accountable for the research, trading & creation of stand-alone corporate credit portfolios & many multi-sector strategies. He is also a portfolio manager of U.S. high yield, European high-yield, global high-yield, floating-rate loan, investment-grade corporate-credit strategies, core, core-global, core-plus, global-government, emerging-market debt, & fixed income global-alpha strategies.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.9

Category Average

5.47

Category Mode

1.9