Top Performing Mid Cap Blend Mutual Funds January 2013

The top performing mid cap blend mutual funds January 2013 are Keeley Small-Mid Cap Value fund, Fidelity Leveraged Company Stock, Gabelli Focus Five, etc.

Top Performing Mid Cap Blend Mutual Funds 2013Top Performing Mid Cap Blend Mutual Funds 2013

As one of domestic stock fund categories, mid cap blend portfolio invests in U.S. companies stocks with various sizes and styles. It invests in growth and value equities or mix of them. The U.S. mid-cap companies have market capitalization range between $1 billion-$10 billion. These funds currently represent 20% of total capitalization of the U.S. equity market.

The list is compiled based on the fund performance in 2012. The top fund means it managed to rank in top 1% in this mid-cap blend category. You can find other fund information such as review, expense ratio, management, risk, top holdings, fund sector, etc.

The top performing mid cap blend mutual funds January 2013 are:
  1. Keeley Small-Mid Cap Value A
  2. Fidelity Leveraged Company Stock
  3. Fidelity Value Strategies
  4. Gabelli Focus Five A
  5. Dreyfus MidCap Core A
  6. Huntington Situs A
  7. Longleaf Partners Small-Cap
  8. RS Investors A
  9. First Eagle Fund of America A
Updated on 1/6/2013

Keeley Small-Mid Cap Value Fund (KSMVX)

As the top performing mid cap blend mutual fund, this Keeley Small-Mid Cap Value Fund has a small assets of $197 million. Its fund objective is to provide capital growth. The mutual fund utilizes its assets to purchase common stocks of companies with small and mid-size market capitalization, which is currently defined as $7.5 billion or less. The fund managers are John L .Kelly Jr. and Brian R. Kelly. It also has 1.40% expense ratio.

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This mid cap blend fund has a portfolio turnover rate of 51%. For 2012, the YTD return is 29.69%. Morningstar ranks it with 2 stars and neutral rating. You can buy the mutual fund with $2,500 through online brokerage. It current dividend yield is 0.22%. This class A fund has 4.50% sales load. The shares price is $13.30 (1/6/2013).

As of November 2012, the top 3 stocks are Generac Holdings Inc, Comverse Technology Inc, and KB Home. The top 3 sectors are industrials (31.33%), consumer cyclical (23.36%), and financial services (18.53%).

Fidelity Leveraged Company Stock Fund (FLVCX)

The Fidelity Leveraged Company Stock Fund uses its assets to invest in common stocks of leveraged companies. This no load fund has 0.94% yield. The minimum initial investment is $10,000. Its expense ratio fee is 0.85%. For 2012, this fund has year-to-date return of 28.82%. Managed by Thomas T. Soviero since 2003, It currently has Silver rating.

This top performing mid cap blend mutual fund has 52-week range of $25.99-$33.15. The top 2 holdings are LyondellBasell Industries NV, and Service Corporation International Inc. If you invest $10,000 in this fund 3 years ago, your capital would have grown to be $14,373. It is available from 75 brokerages.

Fidelity Value Strategies Fund (FSLSX)

Fidelity Value Strategies Fund invests mainly in stocks of undervalued midsize companies in the marketplace. It has $1.07 billion of assets. The distribution rate is 0.60%. Ranked with 2 star rating, it has returned 14.37% over the past 3 year, and 8.56% over the past decade. The fund’s NAV is $32.54.

Gabelli Focus Five Fund (GWSAX)

This Gabelli Focus Five Fund is a 3 star rating mutual fund. In 2012, it has YTD return of 23.61%. The equity fund can be bought with $1,000 initial investment. Its expense ratio, which is considered high, is 2.01%. It also has a front end sales load of 5.75%. The yield is 0%.

The other classes of this domestic stock fund are Class AAA (GWSVX), Class C (GWSCX), and Class I (GWSIX). Based on load adjusted returns, this top performing mid-cap blend mutual fund has returned 12.94% over the past 3 year, and 3% over the past 5 year. The 3-year beta risk is 1.25.

As of October 2012, the top 5 stocks in its portfolio are RealD Inc, Dana Holding Corp, CIT Group Inc, Brink’s Company, and EchoStar Corp.

Dreyfus MidCap Core Fund (DPOAX)

Dreyfus MidCap Core Fund is available through 107 brokerages. It has only $100 million. The mutual fund invests in companies included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index or the Russell Midcap Index. The expense ratio is 1.30%. The holding turnover rate is 99.5%. It has investment style of Mid Value.

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As of November 2012, the fund is closed to new investors. The top 4 holdings are HollyFrontier Corp, Rayonier Inc, ResMed Inc, and Alaska Air Group Inc. It ranks with 2 stars rating. The fund YTD return is 23.45%.

Huntington Situs Fund (HSUAX)

The Huntington Situs Fund objective is to seek long term capital appreciation. It invests majority of its assets in equities of companies whose geographical, political and/or demographic situs positions them to outperform other companies.  The expense ratio is 1.57%. There is no yield. The portfolio turnover rate is 18%. B. Randolph Bateman is the fund manager.

Ranked with 3 star rating, this top performing mid-cap blend mutual fund has returned 12.88% over the past 1 year, 13.77% over the past 3 year, and 10.39% over the past 10 year. You can buy the mutual fund with $1,000 initial funding.

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Fund Performance
NoFund DescriptionTickerYTD Return %Expense RatioAssets (mil)
1Keeley Small-Mid Cap Value AKSMVX27.321.4187
2Fidelity Leveraged Company StockFLVCX26.420.853884
3Fidelity Value StrategiesFSLSX24.760.881072
4Gabelli Focus Five AGWSAX23.612.0153
5Dreyfus MidCap Core ADPOAX23.451.3100
6Huntington Situs AHSUAX21.811.57219
7Longleaf Partners Small-CapLLSCX21.520.923427
8RS Investors ARSINX19.561.2215
9First Eagle Fund of America AFEFAX19.331.431699


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