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WSTCX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 27.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 15.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 15.8%
  • Net Assets $8.42 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 53.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$73.58
$43.16
$73.92

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.95%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


Compare WSTCX to Popular Technology Sector Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$168.57

+1.21%

$39.64 B

0.88%

$1.47

34.37%

-

$329.10

+1.19%

$39.64 B

0.88%

$2.87

35.04%

-

$121.75

+1.39%

$32.68 B

0.99%

$1.19

33.10%

-

$26.08

+1.40%

$10.39 B

0.72%

$0.18

31.58%

-

$202.04

+0.55%

$9.86 B

-

$0.00

47.25%

-

WSTCX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 27.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -1.31%
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 31, 1997
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    C
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Zachary Shafran

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in the equity securities of science and technology companies around the globe. Under normal circumstances, it invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of science or technology companies. The fund also may invest in companies that utilize science and/or technology as an agent of change to significantly enhance their business opportunities. It may invest in securities issued by companies of any size, and may invest without limitation in foreign securities, including securities of issuers within emerging markets. The fund is non-diversified.


WSTCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WSTCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 27.2% -0.2% 130.5% 82.98%
1 Yr 24.1% -10.6% 115.6% 80.34%
3 Yr 15.9%* -11.8% 43.7% 80.20%
5 Yr 15.8%* -8.8% 41.9% 88.02%
10 Yr 14.8%* 2.2% 22.2% 84.83%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WSTCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 30.5% -3.0% 63.7% 61.43%
2018 -18.7% -49.7% 16.4% 77.66%
2017 22.5% -17.3% 83.6% 78.31%
2016 1.0% -17.1% 43.0% 82.08%
2015 -6.5% -46.9% 21.7% 80.59%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WSTCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 27.2% -0.1% 124.4% 82.98%
1 Yr 23.1% -13.8% 115.6% 79.91%
3 Yr 15.9%* -11.8% 43.7% 78.71%
5 Yr 15.8%* -8.8% 41.9% 86.98%
10 Yr 14.8%* 2.2% 22.2% 83.15%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WSTCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 30.5% -3.0% 63.7% 61.43%
2018 -18.7% -49.7% 16.4% 83.25%
2017 22.5% -17.3% 83.6% 84.13%
2016 1.0% -17.1% 43.0% 88.44%
2015 -6.5% -13.9% 83.1% 90.00%

NAV & Total Return History


WSTCX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WSTCX Category Low Category High WSTCX % Rank
Net Assets 8.42 B 2.79 M 39.6 B 3.09%
Number of Holdings 44 21 334 66.14%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.66 B 883 K 23.4 B 3.15%
Weighting of Top 10 53.42% 7.7% 88.1% 22.05%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 9.99%
  2. Apple Inc 8.24%
  3. Facebook Inc A 6.56%
  4. Aspen Technology Inc 4.50%
  5. Amazon.com Inc 4.33%
  6. Qualcomm Inc 4.32%
  7. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 4.13%
  8. Micron Technology Inc 4.02%
  9. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 3.68%
  10. WNS (Holdings) Ltd ADR 3.64%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTCX % Rank
Stocks
97.60% 85.04% 101.55% 80.31%
Cash
2.34% -1.55% 13.09% 17.72%
Bonds
0.06% 0.00% 2.57% 3.54%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.02% 11.81%
Other
0.00% -1.59% 12.69% 14.57%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.08% 9.84%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTCX % Rank
Technology
59.36% 1.64% 100.00% 59.06%
Healthcare
14.66% 0.00% 33.67% 7.09%
Communication Services
12.02% 0.00% 98.27% 53.94%
Consumer Cyclical
8.20% 0.00% 43.17% 38.98%
Industrials
3.73% 0.00% 45.91% 20.87%
Real Estate
1.69% 0.00% 9.48% 13.78%
Basic Materials
0.34% 0.00% 10.61% 7.09%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 4.96% 11.81%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 42.16% 67.72%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 1.02% 11.81%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 19.89% 26.38%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTCX % Rank
US
83.24% 25.06% 99.96% 55.91%
Non US
14.36% 0.00% 74.89% 47.24%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTCX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
100.00% 24.82% 100.00% 5.93%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 10.46% 10.28%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 2.04% 7.51%
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 75.18% 17.39%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.20% 7.51%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 19.01% 7.91%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WSTCX % Rank
US
0.06% 0.00% 2.05% 3.54%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.52% 7.48%

WSTCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WSTCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.95% 0.08% 26.92% 12.86%
Management Fee 0.79% 0.00% 1.95% 64.09%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 83.33%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.04% 0.50% 6.52%

Sales Fees

WSTCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.00% 17.24%

Trading Fees

WSTCX 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.

WSTCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 0.00% 359.00% 18.58%

WSTCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WSTCX Category Low Category High WSTCX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 5.45% 27.69%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

WSTCX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WSTCX Category Low Category High WSTCX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -1.31% -2.42% 2.59% 93.83%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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WSTCX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Zachary Shafran


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 09, 2001

19.74

19.7%

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

4.08

4.1%

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
0.05 30.85 6.14 0.54