WSTAX: Ivy Science And Technology A

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WSTAX Ivy Science And Technology A


Profile

WSTAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 13.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 10.3%
  • Net Assets $9.15 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 52.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$81.38
$53.22
$88.90

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.18%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $750
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Technology

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 13.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.54%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Ivy Science and Technology Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Ivy Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jul 03, 2000
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Zachary Shafran

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Performance

WSTAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WSTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.7% -17.1% 56.6% 68.97%
1 Yr 13.9% -14.1% 58.4% 85.38%
3 Yr 7.7%* -15.4% 28.0% 67.30%
5 Yr 10.3%* -13.5% 27.5% 68.06%
10 Yr 11.1%* -1.4% 19.7% 51.75%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WSTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 34.3% -3.0% 62.7% 39.41%
2018 -16.2% -49.7% 4.3% 56.25%
2017 24.2% -17.3% 55.5% 71.90%
2016 1.6% -17.1% 32.1% 73.61%
2015 -5.5% -17.6% 11.6% 75.69%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WSTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.7% -17.1% 56.6% 68.97%
1 Yr 13.9% -14.1% 58.4% 86.55%
3 Yr 7.7%* -15.4% 31.3% 79.87%
5 Yr 10.3%* -13.5% 36.0% 81.25%
10 Yr 11.1%* -1.4% 23.5% 72.81%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WSTAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 34.3% -3.0% 62.7% 39.41%
2018 -16.2% -49.7% 5.1% 68.13%
2017 24.2% -17.3% 55.5% 80.39%
2016 1.6% -17.1% 32.8% 82.64%
2015 -5.5% -13.9% 83.1% 86.81%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

WSTAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WSTAX Category Low Category High WSTAX % Rank
Net Assets 9.15 B 75.8 K 44 B 2.70%
Number of Holdings 42 22 352 68.65%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.27 B 33.5 K 23.2 B 2.70%
Weighting of Top 10 52.72% 18.2% 88.1% 23.78%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 10.41%
  2. Apple Inc 7.50%
  3. Facebook Inc A 6.13%
  4. Micron Technology Inc 4.75%
  5. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 4.75%
  6. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 4.12%
  7. Amazon.com Inc 4.08%
  8. Aspen Technology Inc 3.97%
  9. ASML Holding NV ADR 3.58%
  10. Cerner Corp 3.44%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTAX % Rank
Stocks
94.61% 79.43% 100.13% 80.00%
Cash
5.39% -0.18% 20.57% 16.76%
Bonds
0.01% 0.00% 0.22% 5.95%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.53% 12.97%
Other
0.00% -1.68% 9.76% 15.68%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.08% 9.73%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTAX % Rank
Technology
56.98% 30.43% 99.36% 61.08%
Healthcare
16.31% 0.00% 33.97% 8.11%
Communication Services
12.14% 0.00% 36.30% 54.05%
Consumer Cyclical
8.67% 0.00% 31.80% 49.19%
Industrials
3.63% 0.00% 46.04% 16.76%
Real Estate
1.91% 0.00% 8.00% 12.97%
Basic Materials
0.36% 0.00% 1.08% 6.49%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 5.11% 7.03%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 41.50% 80.54%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 0.98% 11.89%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 12.80% 26.49%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTAX % Rank
US
80.43% 37.80% 98.65% 65.95%
Non US
14.18% 0.92% 58.51% 40.54%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTAX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
100.00% 1.71% 100.00% 4.32%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 37.42% 11.35%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.49%
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 41.05% 18.38%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.49%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 9.66% 9.73%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTAX % Rank
US
0.01% 0.00% 0.22% 5.95%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.49%

Expenses

WSTAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WSTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.18% 0.10% 26.92% 55.93%
Management Fee 0.79% 0.00% 1.95% 52.17%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 27.52%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.04% 0.50% 7.61%

Sales Fees

WSTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 2.50% 5.75% 3.03%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

WSTAX 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.

WSTAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 0.00% 732.00% 8.19%

Distributions

WSTAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WSTAX Category Low Category High WSTAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 6.99% 7.57%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WSTAX Category Low Category High WSTAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.54% -2.08% 1.95% 67.04%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

WSTAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Zachary Shafran


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 09, 2001

19.57

19.6%

Mr. Shafran is Senior Vice President of IICO and WRIMCO, Vice President of the Trust and Vice President of and portfolio manager for other investment companies for which IICO or WRIMCO serve as investment manager. Mr. Shafran has served as a portfolio manager for investment companies managed by WRIMCO or IICO since January 1996. He served as an investment analyst with WRIMCO and its predecessor from June 1990 to January 1996. Mr. Shafran earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Bradley Warden


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2016

3.92

3.9%

Mr. Warden has held his Fund responsibilities since October 2016. He is Vice President of WRIMCO and IICO and Vice President of the Trust. Mr. Warden joined Waddell & Reed in 2003 as an investment analyst and became an assistant portfolio manager in 2014. He earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Trinity University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas – Austin.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.09 30.68 7.0 0.38