News & Insights

Q1 2024 Mid-Cap Value Update

Portfolio Managers Stan Majcher and Hunter Doble provide an update on:

  • The investment landscape today versus 25 years ago
  • Where we are finding attractive opportunities
  • An assessment of the banking industry
  • The current state of the energy market

 

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The Russell Midcap® Value Index measures the performance of those Russell Midcap® companies with lower price-to-book value ratios and lower forecasted growth values.  The index does not reflect the payment of transaction costs, fees and expenses associated with an investment in the Fund. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Top ten holdings as of 3/31/24 as a % of the Fund’s net assets‌: ‌​​Kosmos Energy Ltd. 4.8%, Popular Inc. 4.4%, Citizens Fin'l Group Inc. 4.2%, APA Corp. 4.1%, Fluor Corp. 4.0%, Ericsson 3.4%, Adient PLC 2.8%, F5 Inc. 2.8%, Olin Corp. 2.5%, and State Street Corp. 2.5%. Fund holdings and/or sector allocations are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any security.

Free cash flow represents the cash a company generates after accounting for cash outflows to support operations and maintain its capital assets; Free cash flow yield is the ratio between the cash generated from the core operations of a company relative to its valuation; Dividend yield measures the amount of dividends relative to the market value per share; Downside capture ratio measures the performance of an investment during downward market trends with respect to its benchmark index; Beta is a measure of the volatility of a security or portfolio compared to the market as a whole; Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) is a technique for developing the optimal mix of assets in a portfolio for a given amount of risk; Diversification does not assure a profit nor protect against loss in a declining market.

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