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AHSCX Alger Health Sciences C

  • Fund
  • AHSCX
  • Price as of: Apr 22, 2019
  • $19.59 + $0.02 + 0.10%
  • Category
  • Health & Biotech Equities

AHSCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.1%
  • Net Assets $221 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 37.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$19.59
$17.29
$25.28

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.93%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 89.73%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Health & Biotech Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Health

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -1.46%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Alger Health Sciences Fund
  • Fund Family Name Alger
  • Inception Date May 01, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States

Fund Description

The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies of any market capitalization that are engaged in the health sciences sector. It can invest in foreign securities.

AHSCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AHSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.0% -6.1% 30.2% 62.75%
1 Yr -2.0% -23.3% 13.5% 57.84%
3 Yr 12.0%* -17.5% 19.9% 10.78%
5 Yr -0.1%* -11.2% 16.9% 64.29%
10 Yr 4.7%* -1.4% 16.7% 82.72%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AHSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -4.6% -25.3% 7.7% 30.39%
2017 31.1% -10.8% 43.9% 5.88%
2016 -4.1% -29.8% 2.6% 12.75%
2015 -16.6% -20.4% 13.8% 98.04%
2014 -5.8% -5.8% 31.5% 100.00%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AHSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.0% -6.1% 30.2% 62.75%
1 Yr -2.0% -23.3% 22.0% 63.73%
3 Yr 12.0%* -17.5% 23.0% 11.76%
5 Yr -0.1%* -11.2% 18.9% 82.65%
10 Yr 4.7%* -1.4% 19.8% 91.36%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AHSCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -4.6% -25.3% 12.3% 38.24%
2017 31.1% -10.8% 45.8% 10.78%
2016 -4.1% -24.2% 8.7% 14.71%
2015 -16.6% -16.6% 15.2% 100.00%
2014 -5.8% -5.8% 36.7% 100.00%

NAV & Total Return History

AHSCX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AHSCX Category Low Category High AHSCX % Rank
Net Assets 221 M 14.9 M 46.5 B 84.31%
Number of Holdings 96 27 362 34.31%
Net Assets in Top 10 76.2 M 8.75 M 18.5 B 84.31%
Weighting of Top 10 37.14% 23.6% 77.8% 66.67%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. UnitedHealth Group Inc 6.85%

  2. Sarepta Therapeutics Inc 4.66%

  3. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 4.09%

  4. Illumina Inc 4.02%

  5. Eli Lilly and Co 3.21%

  6. Abbott Laboratories 3.17%

  7. Abiomed Inc 3.16%

  8. Merck & Co Inc 2.79%

  9. Pfizer Inc 2.77%

  10. DexCom Inc 2.75%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AHSCX % Rank
Stocks
95.31% 77.38% 99.87% 74.51%
Other
2.34% -4.06% 2.34% 0.98%
Cash
1.45% 0.00% 22.49% 56.86%
Preferred Stocks
0.90% 0.00% 2.10% 2.94%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.28% 17.65%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.08% 16.67%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AHSCX % Rank
Healthcare
87.91% 13.80% 99.84% 83.33%
Real Estate
2.55% 0.00% 2.55% 0.98%
Technology
1.79% 0.00% 61.10% 24.51%
Financial Services
1.10% 0.00% 9.31% 25.49%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 9.80%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 10.61% 48.04%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 0.08% 12.75%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 9.80%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.88% 25.49%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 7.87% 36.27%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 0.47% 20.59%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AHSCX % Rank
US
90.24% 61.73% 99.20% 20.59%
Non US
5.07% 0.00% 38.04% 82.35%

AHSCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AHSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.93% 0.10% 2.98% 15.69%
Management Fee 0.59% 0.09% 1.25% 20.59%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 73.91%
Administrative Fee 0.03% 0.01% 0.40% 16.95%

Sales Fees

AHSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.00% 33.33%

Trading Fees

AHSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 0.75% 2.00% 7.50%

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.

AHSCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 89.73% 0.00% 699.00% 91.18%

AHSCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AHSCX Category Low Category High AHSCX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 25.49%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AHSCX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AHSCX Category Low Category High AHSCX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -1.46% -2.15% 1.44% 97.06%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

AHSCX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

AHSCX - Managers

Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.01

Category High

21.55

Category Average

10.01

Category Mode

18.93

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