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BGSAX

Technology Opportunities Fund

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Performance

Performance

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  1y 3y 5y 10y
71.65 33.37 31.38 20.89
62.64 30.99 29.97 20.24
Benchmark (%) 44.79 23.66 24.74 17.76
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 37.97 18.87 20.44 16.04
Morningstar Ranking 10/200 5/175 5/159 9/142
Morningstar Quartile 1 1 1 1
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 41.67 21.51 22.52 16.79
Lipper Ranking 11/64 6/37 3/28 4/24
Lipper Quartile 1 1 1 1
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y
51.02 -2.80 14.95 71.65 137.21 291.47 566.68
43.09 -7.90 8.91 62.64 124.76 270.92 531.68
Benchmark (%) 26.45 -3.62 12.69 44.79 89.11 202.07 412.64
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 26.89 -1.22 2.87 37.97 67.96 153.46 342.85
Lipper Category Avg. (%) 26.85 -3.69 11.41 41.67 81.02 182.01 387.73
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total Return (%) 11.22 7.83 49.73 2.03 43.84
Benchmark (%) 4.76 11.45 38.23 -5.81 46.89
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) 5.21 10.84 35.35 -3.21 37.49
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.

The Fund’s returns prior to December 30, 2017 are the returns of the Fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio.”

Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Oct 30, 2020 $1,798.4 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Oct 30, 2020 $6,036.6 M
Share Class launch date May 15, 2000
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Technology
Lipper Classification Global Science/Tech
Benchmark Index MSCI All Country World Information Technology- Net Return in USD
CUSIP 091929570
Distribution Frequency Annual
Number of Holdings as of Sep 30, 2020 120
Max Offer Price as of Oct 30, 2020 $54.08
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent in the Annual Report as of Jun 30, 2020 33%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

P/B Ratio as of Sep 30, 2020 11.02
P/E Ratio - Forward as of Sep 30, 2020 49.84
Average Market Cap (Millions) as of Sep 30, 2020 $ 322,321.9 M
Alpha (3y) as of Sep 30, 2020 0.57
R-Squared (3y) as of Sep 30, 2020 88.56
Beta (3y) as of Sep 30, 2020 1.06
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jun 30, 2020 44.13%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Dec 31, 2018 -18.32%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Sep 30, 2020 22.31
Active Share as of Sep 30, 2020 73.08%

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

Fees

Fees

as of current prospectus
Gross Expense Ratio 1.30%
Net Expense Ratio 1.18%

Net Expense Ratio excluding Investment Related Expenses is 1.17%

  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses 0.01%
  • Interest expense 0.00%

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5
Overall Morningstar Rating for Technology Opportunities Fund, Class A, as of Sep 30, 2020 rated against 195 Technology Funds based on risk adjusted total return.

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 Sep 30, 2020 out of 37, 12,141, 37, 8 and 37 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Global Science/Tech 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 Aug 21, 2020)

Holdings

Holdings

as of Sep 30, 2020
Name Weight (%)
APPLE INC 4.30
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 3.61
AMAZON.COM INC 2.68
TESLA INC 2.23
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD 2.23
Name Weight (%)
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 1.92
SQUARE INC 1.76
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC 1.67
LG CHEM LTD 1.58
ALPHABET INC 1.55

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Sep 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2020

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
as of Sep 30, 2020

% 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

Tony Kim
Head of Technology Equity Team
Reid Menge
BlackRock Technology Equity Team
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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