WLVJX: Wells Fargo Low Volatility US Eq R6

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WLVJX Wells Fargo Low Volatility US Eq R6


Profile

WLVJX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -4.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $53 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 18.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.55
$8.42
$12.82

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.07%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 74.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -4.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.27%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Wells Fargo Low Volatility U.S. Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Wells Fargo Funds
  • Inception Date
    Oct 31, 2016
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Retirement
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Harindra de Silva

Fund Description

The fund invests at least 80% of the fund's net assets in equity securities of domestic issuers. It seeks to produce returns that are similar to those of the Russell 1000® Index, but with lower volatility over a full market cycle. The fund may invest in equity securities of any market capitalization, but will primarily invest in equity securities of large-capitalization companies, which the adviser defines as companies with market capitalizations within the range of the Russell 1000® Index at the time of purchase.


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Performance

WLVJX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WLVJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -4.8% -36.9% 1892.0% 67.54%
1 Yr -5.3% -73.2% 2003.4% 69.28%
3 Yr 1.3%* -33.7% 188.8% 50.09%
5 Yr N/A* -21.2% 94.3% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -6.5% 38.9% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WLVJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.4% -72.6% 39.5% 58.49%
2018 -12.3% -67.0% 10.0% 39.76%
2017 8.8% -32.8% 33.2% 77.41%
2016 N/A -18.6% 19.7% N/A
2015 N/A -35.5% 7.8% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WLVJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -4.8% -36.9% 1892.0% 67.54%
1 Yr -5.3% -73.2% 2003.4% 69.28%
3 Yr 1.3%* -33.7% 188.8% 71.14%
5 Yr N/A* -15.9% 94.3% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -4.4% 38.9% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WLVJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.4% -72.6% 39.5% 58.49%
2018 -12.3% -67.0% 10.0% 65.42%
2017 8.8% -22.1% 33.2% 93.09%
2016 N/A -16.4% 26.8% N/A
2015 N/A -26.4% 106.5% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

WLVJX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WLVJX Category Low Category High WLVJX % Rank
Net Assets 53 M 1.14 K 872 B 88.02%
Number of Holdings 113 1 3498 48.13%
Net Assets in Top 10 9.72 M -27.1 M 186 B 92.09%
Weighting of Top 10 18.26% 3.2% 100.0% 96.02%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc 2.23%
  2. Merck & Co Inc 1.89%
  3. Verizon Communications Inc 1.85%
  4. Mondelez International Inc Class A 1.79%
  5. McCormick & Co Inc Non-Voting 1.77%
  6. PepsiCo Inc 1.76%
  7. Dollar General Corp 1.76%
  8. Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc 1.75%
  9. Hormel Foods Corp 1.73%
  10. Monster Beverage Corp 1.73%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WLVJX % Rank
Stocks
98.02% 81.36% 167.47% 66.31%
Cash
1.98% -141.62% 13.02% 31.14%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 14.17% 70.94%
Other
0.00% -7.25% 89.69% 70.02%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 13.48% 70.36%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 78.72% 73.88%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WLVJX % Rank
Consumer Defense
35.63% 0.00% 35.63% 0.42%
Healthcare
15.14% 0.00% 31.87% 67.99%
Communication Services
10.60% 0.00% 29.84% 42.99%
Consumer Cyclical
9.52% 0.00% 45.17% 71.45%
Industrials
9.37% 0.00% 27.72% 32.43%
Technology
7.66% 0.00% 41.55% 96.28%
Financial Services
5.84% 0.00% 47.71% 97.38%
Basic Materials
3.04% -0.14% 11.81% 24.32%
Real Estate
1.78% 0.00% 54.83% 72.64%
Utilities
1.35% 0.00% 18.14% 73.23%
Energy
0.06% -1.47% 14.48% 89.10%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WLVJX % Rank
US
95.56% 80.18% 157.79% 56.95%
Non US
2.46% -4.87% 18.41% 40.80%

Expenses

WLVJX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WLVJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.07% 0.01% 49.73% 40.57%
Management Fee 0.40% 0.00% 2.00% 31.66%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 13.33%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.95% N/A

Sales Fees

WLVJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.95% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

WLVJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 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.

WLVJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 74.00% 0.00% 438.00% 76.99%

Distributions

WLVJX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WLVJX Category Low Category High WLVJX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 16.25% 71.30%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WLVJX Category Low Category High WLVJX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.27% -3.93% 3.34% 1.86%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

WLVJX 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

WLVJX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Harindra de Silva


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2016

3.67

3.7%

Harindra (“Harin”) de Silva is president and portfolio manager for the Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) Analytic Investors team. Harin focuses on the ongoing research effort for equity and factor-based asset allocation strategies. He joined Analytic Investors in 1995. Prior to joining Analytic Investors, Harin was a principal at Analysis Group, Inc., where he was responsible for providing economic research services to institutional investors including investment managers, large pension funds, and endowments.

Ryan Brown


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2016

3.67

3.7%

Ryan Brown is a portfolio manager for the Analytic Investors team at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). He is responsible for the day-to-day portfolio management and trading for U.S. equity-based investment strategies. Ryan also contributes to the ongoing research efforts of these strategies. Prior to joining Analytic Investors in 2007, Ryan worked for Beekman Capital Management, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he was responsible for selecting stocks within the financial services sector.

Dennis Bein


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2016

3.67

3.7%

Dennis M. Bein is chief investment officer and portfolio manager for the Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) Analytic Investors team. In this role, Dennis focuses on day-to-day portfolio management and research related to equity-based investment strategies. Prior to joining Analytic Investors in 1995, Dennis was a Senior Consultant for Analysis Group, Inc., where he provided investment consulting services for institutional investors and plan sponsors. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA in finance from the University of California, Riverside.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 33.98 6.23 0.5