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AWABX AB Wealth Appreciation Strategy B

  • Fund
  • AWABX
  • Price as of: Sep 16, 2019
  • $16.72 - $0.07 - 0.42%

AWABX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 15.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.6%
  • Net Assets $1.26 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 14.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$16.72
$13.79
$17.22

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.78%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 4.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 22.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Feb 02, 2009

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

$2,500

Fund Classification

PRIMARY CATEGORY

  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Large Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 15.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.29%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name AB Wealth Appreciation Strategy
  • Fund Family Name AllianceBernstein
  • Inception Date Sep 02, 2003
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class B
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Nelson Yu

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in equity securities, either directly or through underlying investment companies advised by the Adviser ("Underlying Portfolios"). A majority of the fund's assets are expected to be invested directly in U.S. large-cap equity securities, primarily common stocks, in accordance with the Adviser's U.S. Strategic Equities investment strategy ("U.S. Strategic Equities").

AWABX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AWABX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.5% -16.1% 33.9% 65.57%
1 Yr -1.2% -72.1% 15.6% 29.32%
3 Yr 3.9%* -41.6% 22.1% 60.10%
5 Yr 1.6%* -27.7% 12.8% 48.22%
10 Yr 4.9%* -9.5% 10.5% 47.54%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWABX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -12.6% -73.8% 5.4% 29.98%
2017 13.5% -76.0% 54.2% 75.41%
2016 0.3% -12.7% 13.9% 60.61%
2015 -3.0% -36.4% 17.2% 46.99%
2014 1.8% -40.2% 18.4% 22.84%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AWABX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.5% -16.1% 33.9% 65.57%
1 Yr -1.2% -72.1% 15.6% 52.74%
3 Yr 7.7%* -31.8% 22.1% 51.44%
5 Yr 4.1%* -22.9% 15.7% 60.06%
10 Yr 6.4%* -9.5% 13.1% 70.08%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWABX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -12.6% -73.8% 5.4% 49.89%
2017 20.8% 4.8% 54.2% 69.27%
2016 4.8% -10.6% 17.1% 37.34%
2015 -2.7% -36.4% 18.6% 78.51%
2014 3.1% -16.5% 18.4% 52.16%

NAV & Total Return History

AWABX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AWABX Category Low Category High AWABX % Rank
Net Assets 1.26 B 1.48 M 94.3 B 28.49%
Number of Holdings 1269 26 8163 7.57%
Net Assets in Top 10 185 M 229 K 18.3 B 38.25%
Weighting of Top 10 14.40% 7.2% 156.5% 85.46%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 2.50%

  2. Alphabet Inc Class C 2.20%

  3. Apple Inc 1.77%

  4. Facebook Inc A 1.55%

  5. UnitedHealth Group Inc 1.10%

  6. Comcast Corp Class A 1.07%

  7. JPMorgan Chase & Co 1.06%

  8. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 1.06%

  9. Bank of America Corporation 1.05%

  10. Visa Inc Class A 1.03%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AWABX % Rank
Stocks
98.88% 29.09% 100.05% 24.90%
Cash
1.07% -0.05% 70.91% 72.31%
Convertible Bonds
0.03% 0.00% 0.69% 10.16%
Other
0.02% -0.55% 2.79% 20.72%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.55% 36.85%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 18.65% 32.87%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AWABX % Rank
Technology
20.23% -13.62% 50.17% 45.42%
Financial Services
17.79% 1.00% 63.01% 34.26%
Consumer Cyclical
12.08% -14.76% 36.98% 44.62%
Healthcare
11.25% 0.00% 25.53% 61.95%
Industrials
9.35% 0.00% 26.13% 51.99%
Consumer Defense
9.17% 0.00% 28.13% 32.27%
Real Estate
5.07% 0.00% 11.46% 4.38%
Energy
4.70% 0.00% 28.58% 37.25%
Basic Materials
3.35% 0.00% 10.24% 46.61%
Utilities
3.18% 0.00% 10.71% 20.52%
Communication Services
2.66% 0.00% 8.95% 44.62%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AWABX % Rank
US
59.07% -1.64% 75.03% 29.28%
Non US
39.81% 0.38% 97.55% 58.96%

AWABX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AWABX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.78% 0.08% 164.00% 25.00%
Management Fee 0.65% 0.00% 1.50% 37.65%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 79.93%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.30% N/A

Sales Fees

AWABX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.10% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 4.00% 1.00% 5.50% 9.09%

Trading Fees

AWABX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.10% 2.00% 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.

AWABX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 22.00% 4.00% 403.00% 16.29%

AWABX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AWABX Category Low Category High AWABX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 75.48% 71.51%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AWABX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AWABX Category Low Category High AWABX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.29% -1.64% 4.44% 70.59%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

AWABX - Managers

Nelson Yu

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 10, 2017

2.14

2.1%

Nelson Yu was appointed Head of Blend Strategies in early 2017. He is also a Portfolio Manager and Head of Quantitative Research for Equities, with responsibility for overseeing the research and application of risk and return models across the firm’s equity portfolios. In addition, Yu manages the currency overlay strategy across equity portfolios and is an advisory member of the Global Value, Emerging Markets Value and Strategic Core portfolios. He joined the firm in 1997 as a programmer and analyst, and served as deputy head of Value Equities Quantitative Research from 2009 until 2014. Yu was previously a supervising consultant at Grant Thornton. He holds a BSE in systems engineering and a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York


Ding Liu

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 10, 2017

2.14

2.1%


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

28.68

Category Average

6.69

Category Mode

0.34