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PGEBX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 6.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 13.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.6%
  • Net Assets $1.85 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 20.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$23.40
$19.27
$23.50

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.72%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 5.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 97.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Apr 03, 2017
  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare PGEBX to Popular U.S. Balanced Allocation Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$32.74

+0.58%

$203.07 B

1.23%

$0.40

8.41%

0.58%

$48.14

+0.46%

$118.44 B

1.84%

$0.88

8.52%

0.24%

$46.87

+0.54%

$56.31 B

1.05%

$0.49

5.71%

0.18%

$37.30

+0.35%

$49.28 B

1.08%

$0.40

9.35%

0.70%

$30.84

+0.65%

$45.38 B

1.04%

$0.32

9.05%

0.52%

PGEBX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.49%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • 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 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 (%)
YTD 6.1% -5.5% 66.5% 85.92%
1 Yr 26.7% -5.2% 109.7% 76.21%
3 Yr 13.2%* -1.4% 27.2% 16.17%
5 Yr 11.6%* 0.6% 25.9% 15.84%
10 Yr 8.9%* 1.6% 15.8% 28.62%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 7.9% -39.0% 56.4% 42.94%
2019 16.3% -5.8% 26.1% 21.24%
2018 -10.9% -52.1% 0.0% 44.43%
2017 13.7% -6.5% 32.7% 5.41%
2016 6.6% -43.7% 17.8% 14.64%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.1% -5.5% 66.5% 85.92%
1 Yr 21.7% -5.2% 109.7% 85.46%
3 Yr 12.4%* -1.4% 27.2% 20.66%
5 Yr 11.4%* 0.6% 25.9% 19.10%
10 Yr 8.9%* 1.6% 15.8% 27.32%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 7.9% -39.0% 56.4% 42.94%
2019 16.3% -5.8% 26.1% 24.03%
2018 -10.9% -47.9% 0.8% 72.29%
2017 13.7% -3.7% 56.2% 43.49%
2016 6.6% -43.7% 19.8% 40.56%

NAV & Total Return History


PGEBX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank
Net Assets 1.85 B 9.98 K 203 B 37.48%
Number of Holdings 567 2 14931 25.36%
Net Assets in Top 10 363 M -9.34 M 36.6 B 52.58%
Weighting of Top 10 20.47% 7.9% 100.0% 82.25%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 3.59%
  2. Apple Inc 2.70%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 2.65%
  4. Alphabet Inc A 2.44%
  5. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.86%
  6. United States Treasury Notes 2.38% 1.74%
  7. United States Treasury Notes 1.5% 1.73%
  8. United States Treasury Notes 1.62% 1.64%
  9. Activision Blizzard Inc 1.61%
  10. Citigroup Inc 1.54%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
Stocks
62.19% 0.00% 130.38% 53.44%
Bonds
33.89% -0.38% 121.14% 32.09%
Cash
2.82% -53.51% 81.21% 68.77%
Convertible Bonds
0.89% 0.00% 26.60% 18.19%
Preferred Stocks
0.20% 0.00% 24.34% 35.10%
Other
0.00% -4.86% 73.51% 68.48%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
Technology
21.06% 0.00% 50.38% 31.52%
Financial Services
16.60% 0.00% 100.00% 27.94%
Healthcare
13.06% 0.00% 38.48% 50.86%
Consumer Cyclical
12.18% 0.00% 24.11% 35.53%
Industrials
10.00% 0.00% 33.15% 53.15%
Communication Services
9.81% 0.00% 30.83% 34.67%
Consumer Defense
7.47% 0.00% 17.16% 31.09%
Utilities
3.26% 0.00% 100.00% 25.21%
Energy
2.58% 0.00% 69.89% 65.19%
Basic Materials
2.49% 0.00% 21.94% 77.51%
Real Estate
1.49% 0.00% 99.16% 80.95%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
US
57.64% 0.00% 96.26% 24.79%
Non US
4.55% 0.00% 69.93% 72.78%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
Government
39.57% 0.00% 97.87% 13.32%
Corporate
35.81% 0.00% 98.59% 43.84%
Securitized
16.97% 0.00% 85.21% 57.74%
Cash & Equivalents
7.35% 0.04% 100.00% 78.08%
Municipal
0.18% 0.00% 24.11% 55.30%
Derivative
0.11% 0.00% 33.42% 30.80%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
US
32.36% -0.38% 70.02% 22.06%
Non US
1.53% -9.41% 97.27% 76.07%

PGEBX - Expenses

Operational Fees

PGEBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.72% 0.01% 14.81% 11.86%
Management Fee 0.52% 0.00% 2.00% 58.95%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 87.41%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.83% N/A

Sales Fees

PGEBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 5.00% 1.00% 5.00% 2.06%

Trading Fees

PGEBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

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 Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 97.00% 0.00% 484.00% 78.42%

PGEBX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 7.11% 40.20%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Quarterly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.49% -1.95% 11.02% 91.10%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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PGEBX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Paul Scanlon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 31, 2016

5.25

5.3%

Mr. Scanlon is a Co-Head of Fixed Income, specializing in global credit and tax-exempt strategies. He is responsible for managing all facets of the corporate credit investment process and overseeing Putnam's taxexempt team. In addition, he is accountable for the research, trading, and creation of stand-alone corporate credit portfolios as well as a number of multi-sector strategies. Mr. Scanlon joined Putnam in 1999 and has been in the investment industry since 1986. Paul is a CFA charterholder.

Kathryn Lakin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2019

2.17

2.2%

Ms. Lakin is 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 Shanks


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 28, 2019

2.17

2.2%

Ms. Shanks is a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income group, specializing in investment-grade strategies. She joined Putnam in 2012 and has been in the investment industry since 1999. Previously at Putnam, Ms. Shanks was an Analyst in the Global 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. Prior to joining Putnam, Ms. Shanks was a Managing Director, High Yield Research Analyst, at Barclays Capital from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Shanks was a Vice President, High Yield Research Analyst, from 2004 to 2008, and an Associate, Liability Management Group, from 1999 to 2004, at Lehman Brothers. Ms. Shanks earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 37.36 6.09 1.33