BGSIX

Science & Technology Opportunities Fund

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
39.75 16.53 18.82 10.67 5.01
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI World Information Technology NET USD.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 33.31 14.13 16.09 8.46 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Technology 33.86 13.45 16.87 9.33 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 30/204 49/188 32/179 38/146 -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 1 2 1 2 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Science & Technology Fds 33.18 13.03 16.68 9.22 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 24/168 34/148 26/140 28/124 -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 1 1 1 1 -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
24.88 -1.55 8.87 39.75 58.24 136.79 175.50 130.87
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI World Information Technology NET USD.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 17.71 -2.32 4.86 33.31 48.65 110.88 125.18 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Technology 18.98 -1.50 6.00 33.86 46.04 118.08 143.94 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Science & Technology Fds 18.65 -1.46 5.74 33.18 45.04 117.67 145.46 -


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Sep 25, 2017 $135.4 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Sep 25, 2017 $487.0 M
Share Class launch date May 15, 2000
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Technology
Lipper Classification Science & Technology Fds
Benchmark Index MSCI World Information Technology NET USD
CUSIP 091929612
Number of Holdings as of Aug 31, 2017 99
Max Offer Price as of Sep 25, 2017 $24.87
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Aug 31, 2017 84%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Market Cap (Millions) The average size of the securities the fund invests in. as of Aug 31, 2017 $219,765.7 M
R-Squared (3y) as of Aug 31, 2017 85.48
Beta (3y) as of Aug 31, 2017 0.93
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Sep 30, 2016 15.68%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Feb 29, 2016 -11.02%
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Aug 31, 2017 13.92
This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for Science & Technology Opportunities Fund, Class Inst, as of Aug 31, 2017 rated against 183 Technology Funds.

Lipper Leader

 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Aug 31, 2017 out of 146, 11,920, 146, 62 and 146 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Science & Technology Fds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Aug 31, 2017
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 6.12
ALPHABET INC 5.37
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 4.74
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 4.13
AMAZON.COM INC 3.67
Name Weight (%)
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 3.43
FACEBOOK INC 3.05
BAIDU INC 2.25
SALESFORCE.COM INC. 2.05
VISA INC 1.98

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Aug 31, 2017

% of Market Value

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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Tony Kim
Tony Kim
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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