Homestead Small Company Fund (HSCSX)

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This next fund, Homestead Small Company Fund, is part of small value US stock mutual fund. This fund invests in domestic small companies stocks. It is also part of the best fund by Morningstar and S&P. You can find the details review below.

Homestead Small Company Fund (HSCSX)

This Homestead Small Company Fund objective is to provide capital growth over the long term period. This top rated fund invests in undervalued stocks of promising small companies. This Homestead fund may invest >80% of assets in common stocks of companies whose market capitalization is similar to the market capitalization of companies represented in the Russell 2000 Index.

Fund Profile
  • Fund Inception Date: March 3, 1998
  • Ticker Symbol: HSCSX
  • CUSIP: 437769508
  • Beta (3yr): 1.20
  • Rank in category (YTD): 41%
  • Category: Small Blend
  • Yield: 0.31%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.89%
  • Net Assets: $ 1.3 Billion
  • Number of Years Up: 10 years
  • Number of Years Down: 3 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 2%
Updated on May 2017

This Homestead fund has been managed by Stuart E. Teach since its inception in March 1998. The annual expense ratio of this fund is 1.17%. The fund is classified in the Small Value category. The dividend yield of this fund is 0.16%. This dividend is distributed annually; the latest distributed dividend was $0.03 in December 2010.

Homestead Small Company
Morningstar has rated this best US stock fund with 5-star rating. It has achieved 9 years of positive return and 3 years of negative return. The best achievement was in year 2009 with 45.10%. Based on the load adjusted return, this fund has returned 21.55% over the past year and 8.85% over the past decade. The % rank of this fund in the category is 10%. The CUSIP of this fund is 437769508.

This small value stock fund has low annual holdings turnover of 4.0% as of September 13, 2011. To start investing in this Small Company fund, the initial investment can be done with as low as $500 for brokerage account and $200 for IRA account. There is no 12b1 fee and front-end sales load for investing in this top S&P mutual fund. There are around 34 brokerages that sell this fund. They are Schwab Retail, JP Morgan, T Rowe Price, Vanguard NTF, Scottrade TF, Firstrade, Royal Alliance, Pershing Fund Center, etc. More details about this fund can be found in fund's prospectus or website.
  • Year 2017: 2.84% (YTD)
  • Year 2016: 18.85%
  • Year 2015: -5.18%
  • Year 2014: 7.97%
  • Year 2013: 36.58%
As of September 30, 2011, the top 10 holdings of this small-company stock fund are Triumph Group, Inc (4.2%), iShares Russell 2000 Value Index (3.7%), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc (3.3%), Applied Industrial Technologies Inc (3.3%), Dean Foods Co (3.2%), STERIS Corp (3.0%), United Natural Foods Inc (2.9%), Olin Corp (2.9%), Brinker International Inc (2.6%) and Nordstorm Inc (2.6%). These top 10 holdings represent 31.7% of the total net assets.  The top 5 sectors/ industries are Industrials, Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary, Short-term, and other assets.

Goods:
  • Low initial investment requirement (i.e. $500)
  • No sales load
Bads:
  • Low yield
Disclosure: No Position

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This Homestead Small Company Fund (HSCSX) is part of Kiplinger's 25 best mutual funds.

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