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PGEBX George Putnam Balanced B

  • Fund
  • PGEBX
  • Price as of: Mar 20, 2019
  • $19.22
  • - $0.02
  • - 0.10%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

PGEBX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 6.1%
  • Net Assets $1.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 18.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$19.22
$16.97
$20.80

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.74%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 5.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 179.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of 2017-04-03

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 9.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.43%
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 Paul D. Scanlon

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 9.0% -56.5% 22.4% 21.51% 2
1 Yr 3.1% -49.1% 45.9% 22.87% 2
3 Yr 9.6% * -28.1% 18.6% 17.15% 1
5 Yr 6.1% * -10.1% 12.3% 15.60% 1
10 Yr 10.4% * -7.7% 15.6% 31.03% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -10.9% -34.6% 32.0% 53.75% 4
2017 13.7% -37.7% 390.9% 5.14% 1
2016 6.6% -65.8% 48.7% 12.33% 1
2015 -2.2% -32.5% 36.4% 16.14% 1
2014 9.0% -59.3% 20.8% 5.24% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 9.0% -100.0% 22.4% 21.36% 2
1 Yr -1.6% -51.6% 73.2% 67.47% 4
3 Yr 8.8% * -29.0% 28.2% 23.24% 2
5 Yr 5.8% * -10.5% 12.1% 18.26% 1
10 Yr 10.4% * -7.7% 15.6% 29.21% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -10.9% -34.6% 32.0% 53.92% 4
2017 13.7% -36.7% 390.9% 5.39% 1
2016 7.0% -65.6% 50.4% 20.61% 2
2015 -1.9% -29.3% 56.6% 53.55% 3
2014 9.8% -21.5% 52.2% 18.28% 1

NAV & Total Return History

PGEBX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2018

Concentration Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.2 B 81.4 K 137 B 8.36% 2
Number of Holdings 539 1 13260 5.99% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 203 M -654 M 24 B 14.14% 3
Weighting of Top 10 18.1% 0.0% 3143.7% 30.38% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 2.25% 2.06%
  2. Apple Inc 1.73%
  3. United States Treasury Notes 2% 2.04%
  4. United States Treasury Notes 1.5% 1.83%
  5. Microsoft Corp 2.56%
  6. Alphabet Inc A 1.98%
  7. Bank of America Corporation 1.40%
  8. Amazon.com Inc 1.88%
  9. Visa Inc Class A 1.25%
  10. Coca-Cola Co 1.39%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
63.38% -50.88% 107.25% 10.55% 2
Bonds
34.70% -332.46% 252.78% 17.36% 3
Cash
1.51% -229.53% 769.46% 25.11% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.25% -0.09% 39.88% 8.33% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.16% -0.04% 59.73% 8.60% 2
Other
0.00% -703.13% 98.84% 15.74% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Technology
14.13% -9.43% 70.04% 3.82% 1
Financial Services
9.67% -8.51% 69.58% 11.23% 2
Healthcare
9.35% -2.72% 31.05% 6.17% 1
Consumer Cyclical
8.17% -10.47% 54.37% 7.04% 1
Industrials
5.98% -2.74% 48.84% 11.42% 2
Consumer Defense
5.13% -3.24% 27.69% 6.63% 2
Energy
3.73% -4.89% 32.18% 10.31% 2
Utilities
2.65% -0.60% 47.20% 4.93% 1
Basic Materials
2.19% -2.54% 21.85% 9.94% 3
Communication Services
2.11% -1.63% 27.16% 7.18% 2
Real Estate
0.28% -7.59% 70.51% 18.88% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
US
57.84% -97.12% 109.67% 5.63% 1
Non US
5.54% -76.74% 150.26% 22.55% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
14.97% 0.00% 100.00% 16.42% 3
Securitized
11.08% -0.01% 43.20% 9.93% 2
Government
8.96% -178.78% 252.78% 17.43% 3
Cash & Equivalents
1.53% -229.63% 770.85% 24.98% 4
Municipal
0.10% 0.00% 99.93% 7.64% 2
Derivative
-0.02% -199.13% 51.34% 3.71% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
US
31.97% -310.91% 117.68% 15.05% 3
Non US
2.73% -68.95% 152.24% 18.94% 4

PGEBX - Expenses

Operational Fees

PGEBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.74% 0.00% 165.34% 11.81% 4
Management Fee 0.52% 0.00% 2.55% 3.57% 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 179.00% 0.00% 6067.00% 4.00% 5

PGEBX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 11.69% 56.49% 4

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 0.43% -4.09% 7.77% 16.85% 5

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

PGEBX - Managers

Paul D. Scanlon

Manager

Start Date

Jan 31, 2016

Tenure

3.08

Tenure Rank

6.6%

Paul Scanlon is Co-Head of Fixed Income at Putnam Investments. Paul’s career in the investment industry began in 1986. He joined Putnam in 1999. Prior to joining Putnam (from 1997 to 1999), he was a Senior Vice President at a leading provider of international health claims administration and cost management services company. From 1992 to 1997, he was a Senior Analyst in the Fixed Income division at a large financial services provider. From 1986 to 1990, Paul was an Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Finance, at a large retail and commercial bank in the U.K.


Kathryn Lakin

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2019

Tenure

0.0

Tenure Rank

9.0%

Ms. Lakin is Co-Director of Equity Research. She is responsible for managing a team of analysts, associates, and interns covering multiple sectors. In addition, she is a portfolio manager of Putnam's small-cap core strategy. Ms. Lakin joined Putnam in 2012 and has been in the investment industry since 2008. Prior to joining Putnam, Ms. Lakin was an Equity Research Analyst from 2011 to 2012 and an Equity Research Associate from 2008 to 2011 at Fidelity Investments. Ms. Lakin earned an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management and a B.A. from Wellesley College.


Emily E. Shanks

Manager

Start Date

Feb 28, 2019

Tenure

0.0

Tenure Rank

9.0%

Ms. Shanks is a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income group, focusing on investment-grade strategies. Previously at Putnam, Ms. Shanks was an Analyst in the Credit Research group, conducting fundamental analysis of high-yield and investment-grade corporate-bond issuers in the retail and services sector, and making buy/sell recommendations. She joined Putnam in 2012 and has been in the investment industry since 1998.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

38.2

Category Average

5.91

Category Mode

4.2