Cohen & Steers Realty Shares Fund (CSRSX)

Cohen & Steers Realty Shares fund (Ticker: CSRSX) is a U.S. domestic stock mutual fund. This real estate sector equity fund has a decent yield.

REIT sector stock fund can be attractive for investor since it relatively has higher dividend income. One of the best Real Estate sector equity mutual funds is Cohen & Steers Realty Shares. Details fund's review can be found below.

Cohen & Steers Realty Shares (Ticker: CSRSX)

The Cohen & Steers Realty Shares fund objective is to provide total return through investment in real estate securities. The Cohen & Steers fund invests >80% or more of its total assets in common stocks and other equity securities of real estate companies. This fund may invest in real estate companies of any market capitalization such as large cap, mid cap, or small cap. The CSRSX fund may invest some of assets (<20%) of its total assets in securities of foreign issuers which meet the same criteria for investment as domestic companies. Please note, this actively managed fund is non-diversified equity mutual fund.

CSRSX Fund Details

Cohen & Steers Realty Shares Fund (CSRSX)
Cohen & Steers Realty Shares fund details
  • Fund Inception Date: July 2, 1991
  • Ticker Symbol: CSRSX
  • CUSIP: 192476109
  • Net Assets: $5.1 billion
  • Beta (3yr): 1.50 
  • Rank in category (YTD): 27
  • Category: Real Estate Sector Equity
  • Yield: 2.91%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.96%
  • Sales Load: 0%
  • Capital Gains: N/A           
  • Number of Years Up: 16 years     
  • Number of Years Down: 3 years
  • Turnover: 106%
Updated on May 2017

As part of no load fund, this Cohen & Steers Realty Shares fund doesn’t have any front end sales load or deferred sales load. The fund has an annual expense ratio of 0.99%. The fund’s lead manager is Robert M. Steers since 1991. The fund total net assets are $3.7 billion. This fund is classified as Real Estate equity fund and it has Mid Blend investment style. This fund also has a dividend yield of 1.74%.

This Cohen & Steers Realty Shares is rated 4 stars by Morningstar. Based on load adjusted return, this ANWPX fund has returned 34.86% over the past year and 7.91% over the past three year. The long term performance is
  • 5 Year: 3.44%
  • 10 year: 11.71%
 The fund has its best performance year in 1996 with 38.48%. Its worst performance return occurred in 2008 with -34.40%. The past 4 years performance is listed below:
  • Year 2017: 1.89% (YTD)
  • Year 2016: 5.61%
  • Year 2015: 5.00%
  • Year 2014: 30.18%
  • Year 2013: 3.09%
  • Year 2012: 15.72%
  • Year 2011: 6.18%
  • Year 2010: 27.14%
  • Year 2009: 32.50%
  • Year 2008: -34.40%
  • Year 2007: -19.19%
This fund is widely accessible to any investors. You can buy this Cohen & Steers Realty Shares fund through 108 brokerages such as. You will need $10,000 minimum balance for your regular brokerage account. For your retirement account (IRA) investment, please check with your brokerage. This fund is the only class for this mutual fund, there is no other fund classes.

The fund’s primary portfolio consists of mid cap blend stocks or equities. The fund’s assets are allocated as follow: 96.47% in US Equities, 3.39% in Cash, and 0.13% in Non U.S. equities. The top 10 largest sectors are Regional Mall, Apartment, Diversified REIT, Self Storage, Health Care, Apartment, Office, Industrial, and Hotel. The top 10 largest equity holdings for this fund include Simon Property Group, Equity Residential, Vornado Realty Trust, Public Storage, Ventas, AvalonBay Communities, Boston Properties, ProLogis, Host Hotels & Resorts, and Health Care Property (HCP Inc).

Disclosure: No Position

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