PGEBX: George Putnam Balanced B

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PGEBX George Putnam Balanced B


Profile

PGEBX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 6.2%
  • Net Assets $1.61 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.58
$16.37
$22.67

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.73%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 5.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 143.00%

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

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.70%
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.


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Performance

PGEBX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.2% -33.3% 980.1% 14.82%
1 Yr 5.8% -38.9% 842.5% 17.75%
3 Yr 4.2%* -22.6% 78.3% 13.14%
5 Yr 6.2%* -43.5% 24.1% 5.10%
10 Yr 6.7%* -38.4% 16.7% 7.63%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.3% -50.4% 46.8% 17.80%
2018 -10.9% -31.8% 19.0% 56.67%
2017 13.7% -44.7% 46.3% 3.84%
2016 6.6% -84.5% 219.0% 22.71%
2015 -2.2% -40.7% 14.6% 11.88%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.2% -33.3% 980.1% 14.82%
1 Yr 5.8% -38.9% 842.5% 17.75%
3 Yr 4.2%* -22.6% 78.3% 23.16%
5 Yr 6.2%* -43.5% 29.9% 17.70%
10 Yr 6.7%* -38.4% 17.9% 29.21%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period PGEBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.3% -50.4% 46.8% 19.41%
2018 -10.9% -27.4% 19.0% 76.89%
2017 13.7% -44.7% 46.3% 19.79%
2016 6.6% -84.5% 242.1% 41.96%
2015 -2.2% -36.9% 14.6% 43.63%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

PGEBX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank
Net Assets 1.61 B 100 K 110 B 20.81%
Number of Holdings 548 2 2284 21.01%
Net Assets in Top 10 312 M 146 K 25.2 B 27.92%
Weighting of Top 10 21.15% 11.4% 100.0% 77.46%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 3.77%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 2.95%
  3. Apple Inc 2.28%
  4. Alphabet Inc A 2.15%
  5. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.86%
  6. United States Treasury Bonds 2.75% 1.83%
  7. United States Treasury Notes 1.62% 1.64%
  8. Activision Blizzard Inc 1.61%
  9. United States Treasury Notes 1.5% 1.54%
  10. United States Treasury Notes 1.75% 1.52%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
Stocks
61.38% -7.43% 77.67% 22.39%
Bonds
35.76% -68.77% 78.22% 62.26%
Cash
2.56% -95.11% 80.85% 67.04%
Convertible Bonds
0.21% 0.00% 27.91% 63.14%
Preferred Stocks
0.09% 0.00% 45.01% 46.04%
Other
0.00% -12.66% 176.09% 74.34%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
Technology
21.44% 0.00% 100.00% 34.85%
Healthcare
14.26% 0.00% 59.48% 51.13%
Financial Services
14.06% 0.00% 60.67% 45.13%
Consumer Cyclical
11.31% 0.00% 59.01% 32.84%
Communication Services
11.19% 0.00% 56.40% 16.69%
Consumer Defense
8.55% 0.00% 22.38% 22.03%
Industrials
8.51% 0.00% 36.77% 62.08%
Utilities
3.58% 0.00% 35.21% 35.11%
Basic Materials
2.89% 0.00% 100.00% 50.60%
Energy
2.40% 0.00% 89.51% 67.02%
Real Estate
1.84% 0.00% 77.46% 76.50%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
US
57.69% -7.43% 77.52% 17.99%
Non US
3.69% -2.31% 19.39% 54.84%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
Corporate
36.41% 0.00% 100.00% 49.69%
Government
34.76% 0.00% 95.54% 21.51%
Securitized
21.94% 0.00% 87.39% 31.57%
Cash & Equivalents
6.52% -3.87% 100.00% 71.07%
Municipal
0.24% 0.00% 100.00% 32.33%
Derivative
0.13% 0.00% 59.63% 33.33%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High PGEBX % Rank
US
33.70% -68.77% 85.79% 59.37%
Non US
2.06% -36.53% 25.83% 67.30%

Expenses

PGEBX - Expenses

Operational Fees

PGEBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.73% 0.01% 7.27% 25.46%
Management Fee 0.52% 0.00% 2.00% 37.23%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 88.64%
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 1.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 5.00% 1.00% 5.50% 5.93%

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 143.00% 0.00% 574.00% 86.37%

Distributions

PGEBX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 9.94% 48.81%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

PGEBX Category Low Category High PGEBX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.70% -5.24% 6.49% 83.55%

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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Fund Manager Analysis

PGEBX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Paul Scanlon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 31, 2016

4.59

4.6%

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

1.51

1.5%

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

1.51

1.5%

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
0.04 39.69 7.08 0.67