Equity

PSGIX

Advantage Small Cap Growth Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
-26.23 -19.83 -26.23 -16.52 3.17 11.88 116.06
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell 2000 Growth Index.<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. -25.76 -19.10 -25.76 -18.58 0.31 8.80 134.30
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Small Growth -12.74 15.68 -12.61 -8.21 5.16 14.66 132.58
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Small-Cap Growth Funds -23.79 -18.38 -23.79 -16.89 8.55 17.37 142.16
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.

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 The growth of hypothetical $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Jun 01, 2020 $413.5 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Jun 01, 2020 $624.2 M
Share Class launch date Sep 14, 1993
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Small Growth
Lipper Classification Small-Cap Growth Funds
Benchmark Index Russell 2000 Growth Index
CUSIP 091928101
Number of Holdings as of Apr 30, 2020 606
Max Offer Price as of Jun 01, 2020 $18.10
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of May 31, 2020 120%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Market Cap (Millions) The average size of the securities the fund invests in. as of Apr 30, 2020 $ 2,808.1 M
R-Squared (3y) as of Apr 30, 2020 98.74
Beta (3y) as of Apr 30, 2020 1.01
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2019 18.29%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2020 -26.23%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Apr 30, 2020 22.65

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Ratings

Ratings

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 Apr 30, 2020 out of 585, 12,342, 585, 338 and 585 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Small-Cap Growth Funds classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Jan 29, 2020) ‡

Holdings

Holdings

as of Apr 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
TELADOC HEALTH INC 1.36
ESCO TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0.88
QTS REALTY TRUST INC 0.87
EASTGROUP PROPERTIES, INC. 0.80
TREX COMPANY INC 0.74
Name Weight (%)
CIRRUS LOGIC INC 0.74
NOVOCURE LTD 0.67
ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC 0.66
APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0.64
FIVE9 INC 0.62

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Apr 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
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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

Raffaele Savi
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

    

Travis Cooke
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

Travis Cooke, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of North American strategies for the Systematic Active Equity division of BlackRock’s Active Equities Group. In his current role, Mr. Cooke is responsible for US and Canadian long-only and long-short strategies for retail and institutional clients. 

 

Mr. Cooke's service with the firm dates back to 1999, including his years with Barclays Global Investors, where he managed US strategies within the Alpha Strategies Group.

 

Mr. Cooke holds an MSc in finance from London Business School, and has been a CFA charterholder since 2001.

Richard Mathieson
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

    

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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