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PSGIX

Advantage Small Cap Growth Fund

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

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 Oct 16, 2019 $400.9 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Oct 16, 2019 $631.8 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 Sep 30, 2019 520
Max Offer Price as of Oct 16, 2019 $18.16
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Sep 30, 2019 129%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Market Cap (Millions) The average size of the securities the fund invests in. as of Sep 30, 2019 $ 2,643.9 M
R-Squared (3y) as of Sep 30, 2019 97.75
Beta (3y) as of Sep 30, 2019 1.00
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 Dec 31, 2018 -21.34%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Sep 30, 2019 17.61

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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 Aug 31, 2019 out of 525, 12,229, 526, 290 and 526 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Small-Cap Growth Funds classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Jan 31, 2019) ‡

Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2019
Name Weight (%)
EASTGROUP PROPERTIES, INC. 1.63
TEXAS ROADHOUSE HOLDINGS LLC 1.06
INSPERITY INC 1.01
RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES 0.98
GENERAC HOLDINGS INC 0.95
Name Weight (%)
ESCO TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0.95
CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED 0.91
OSI SYSTEMS INC 0.91
ASBURY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP INC. 0.90
U.S. PHYSICAL THERAPY, INC. 0.88

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Sep 30, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2019

% of Market Value

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

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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