ESPRX: Wells Fargo Special Small Cap Value R6

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ESPRX Wells Fargo Special Small Cap Value R6

  • Fund
  • ESPRX
  • Price as of: Oct 15, 2019
  • $33.54 + $0.21 + 0.63%

ESPRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 17.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 2.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $3.33 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 20.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.54
$27.25
$35.55

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.86%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 32.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Nov 14, 2018

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$0

IRA

$0

Fund Classification

PRIMARY CATEGORY

  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Small Value

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 17.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.16%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.9%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Wells Fargo Special Small Cap Value Fund
  • Fund Family Name Wells Fargo Funds
  • Inception Date Oct 31, 2014
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Retirement
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager James M. Tringas

Fund Description

Under normal circumstances, the fund invests: at least 80% of the fund's net assets in equity securities of small-capitalization companies. It invests principally in equity securities of small-capitalization companies, which the managers define as companies with market capitalizations within the range of the Russell 2000® Index at the time of purchase.

ESPRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ESPRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.0% -8.7% 21.2% 10.68%
1 Yr -7.0% -46.7% 0.0% 15.79%
3 Yr 2.8%* -16.0% 9.4% 21.26%
5 Yr N/A* -15.5% 8.9% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -6.9% 12.3% N/A

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ESPRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -19.7% -48.1% 5.1% 16.22%
2017 5.5% -28.5% 16.6% 24.21%
2016 26.2% 3.0% 58.5% 16.97%
2015 -6.8% -36.0% 1.1% 18.97%
2014 N/A -35.0% 301.5% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ESPRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.0% -8.7% 21.2% 10.68%
1 Yr 0.2% -46.7% 12.6% 8.42%
3 Yr 8.3%* -16.0% 10.9% 8.05%
5 Yr N/A* -14.5% 10.7% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -6.9% 11.7% N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ESPRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -13.4% -48.1% 5.1% 12.97%
2017 11.6% -28.5% 18.0% 16.14%
2016 29.4% 3.0% 58.5% 15.76%
2015 -4.2% -36.0% 3.0% 23.15%
2014 N/A -35.0% 344.6% N/A

NAV & Total Return History

ESPRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ESPRX Category Low Category High ESPRX % Rank
Net Assets 3.33 B 1.59 M 30 B 12.66%
Number of Holdings 121 23 1621 38.23%
Net Assets in Top 10 658 M 50.4 K 1.64 B 10.89%
Weighting of Top 10 20.77% 3.8% 253.5% 41.27%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Eagle Materials Inc 2.77%

  2. Denny's Corp 2.26%

  3. Innospec Inc 2.20%

  4. Neenah Inc 2.15%

  5. UMB Financial Corp 2.06%

  6. Mueller Industries Inc 2.00%

  7. Dine Brands Global Inc 1.87%

  8. Nomad Foods Ltd 1.84%

  9. Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc 1.80%

  10. Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc 1.80%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ESPRX % Rank
Stocks
94.26% 81.17% 100.37% 93.67%
Cash
4.75% -3.69% 19.22% 11.90%
Other
0.72% -2.68% 8.66% 4.56%
Preferred Stocks
0.27% 0.00% 2.25% 2.28%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.98% 80.25%
Bonds
0.00% -7.90% 3.05% 80.76%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ESPRX % Rank
Financial Services
20.65% 0.00% 38.63% 81.01%
Industrials
16.12% 0.44% 37.64% 44.81%
Consumer Cyclical
12.47% 0.38% 58.13% 49.37%
Basic Materials
11.98% 0.00% 27.50% 9.11%
Consumer Defense
10.07% 0.00% 11.58% 2.03%
Technology
8.87% 0.00% 29.66% 74.43%
Real Estate
4.77% 0.00% 19.33% 73.92%
Utilities
3.51% 0.00% 10.81% 50.13%
Energy
3.24% 0.00% 18.56% 80.51%
Healthcare
2.57% 0.00% 18.07% 66.33%
Communication Services
0.01% 0.00% 3.82% 59.75%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ESPRX % Rank
US
92.40% 81.17% 99.90% 74.18%
Non US
1.86% 0.00% 16.88% 60.25%

ESPRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ESPRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.86% 0.00% 140.80% 89.27%
Management Fee 0.81% 0.00% 1.25% 59.75%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 18.97%
Administrative Fee 0.03% 0.00% 0.50% 6.90%

Sales Fees

ESPRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

ESPRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

ESPRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 32.00% 4.08% 558.00% 17.44%

ESPRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ESPRX Category Low Category High ESPRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.90% 0.00% 4.54% 15.95%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

ESPRX Category Low Category High ESPRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.16% -1.64% 2.21% 13.09%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

ESPRX - Managers

James M. Tringas

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 31, 2002

17.67

17.7%

Jim is a senior portfolio manager and co-team leader for the Special Global Equity team at Wells Capital Management. He joined WellsCap from Evergreen Investments, where he began his investment industry career in 1994, which includes serving as a portfolio manager with Wachovia Asset Management Group. Prior to this, he served in the Personal Financial Group of Ernst & Young. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida. He is a CPA and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. Jim has earned the right to use the CFA designation.


Robert Rifkin

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 19, 2010

9.21

9.2%

Bob Rifkin is a co-portfolio manager for the Special Global Equity team at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). He serves as co-portfolio manager for the Special U.S. Small Cap Value and Special Global Small Cap portfolios. Bob also serves as a senior analyst for the Special U.S. Mid Cap Value portfolio. He joined WFAM from Evergreen Investments, where, since 1997, he also served as a fixed income analyst and an equity analyst. Earlier Bob served as a municipal bond analyst with Standard & Poor’s. He began his investment industry career in 1985 as an analyst with Prudential-Bache Securities. Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a master’s degree in business administration from the Yale School of Management. He has earned the right to use the CFA designation and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.


Bryant VanCronkhite

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 22, 2013

5.86

5.9%

Bryant VanCronkhite is a senior portfolio manager and co-team leader for the Special Global Equity team at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). Bryant has oversight and portfolio management responsibility for the Special U.S. Small Cap Value, Special U.S. Mid Cap Value, Special Global Small Cap, Special International Small Cap, and Special Dividend Focused Equity portfolios. Prior to this, Bryant was a senior research analyst on the team, which he joined in 2004 before the acquisition of Strong Capital Management. Earlier, Bryant was a mutual fund accountant for Strong. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in professional accountancy from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a member of the Milwaukee Society of Financial Analysts and the AICPA. Bryant has earned the right to use the CFA designation.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

34.78

Category Average

7.73

Category Mode

0.28