Top Performing Foreign Large Value Mutual Funds April 2013

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Find the top performing foreign large value mutual funds of April 2013. Check the fund performance and rating of these best mutual funds.
Top Performing Foreign Large Value Mutual Funds 2013
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Top Performing Foreign Large Value Mutual Funds 2013


Foreign large value mutual fund is part of international stock fund. It invests mainly in value stocks of non-U.S. big companies which are located around the world. Value stocks are less expensive or growing more slowly than other large cap stocks. This mutual fund focuses on developed countries such as Great Britain, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, etc.

The list is compiled based on the fund performance for the past 1 year. The top performing fund means it managed to rank in top in this foreign large value category. You can find other fund information such as review, expense ratio, management, risk, top holdings, fund sector, etc.

The best performing foreign large value mutual funds of April 2013 are:
  1. Oppenheimer International Value fund (QIVAX)
  2. Domini International Social Equity fund (DOMAX)
  3. Tweedy, Browne Global Value fund (TBGVX)
  4. Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value fund (QFVOX)
  5. Mainstay International Opportunities fund (MYINX)
  6. FPA International Value fund (FPIVX)
  7. Fidelity International Value fund (FIVLX)
  8. MFS International Value fund (MGIAX)
  9. Dreyfus International Equity fund (DIEAX)
  10. Tweedy, Browne Global Value fund II - Currency Unhedged (TBCUX)
  11. American Century International Core Equity fund (ACIMX)
  12. American Century International Core Equity fund (ACIQX)
  13. Hartford International Value fund (HILAX)
  14. Prudential International Equity fund (PJRAX)
  15. Touchstone International Equity fund (TIEAX)
  16. Thomas White International fund (TWWDX)
Updated on 4/13/2013

Oppenheimer International Value fund
fund details

Oppenheimer International Value fund (QIVAX)


This Oppenheimer International Value fund is managed by James C. Ayer since February 2013. Previously, it was managed by Randall Dishmon. It utilizes its assets to purchase undervalued common stocks of companies operate outside the United States. The fund has 2-stars rating from Morningstar. The total net assets are $909.3 million. The dividend yield of this fund is 1.07%. The last dividend was distributed to its investors in December 2012 in the amount of $0.17. It also has an annual expense ratio of 1.43%.

In 2013, this top performing foreign large value mutual fund has YTD return of 6.56%. Based on the load adjusted returns, it has returned 10.95% over the past 1-year and 6.66% over the past decade. It has 17 years of positive return and 5 years of negative return. The other classes of this fund are Class B (QIVBX), Class C (QIVCX), Class N (QIVNX) and Class Y (QIVYX).

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The top 5 stock holdings as of January 2013 are Virgin Media Inc (3.5%), Resolution Ltd (3.0%), BNP Paribas SA (2.9%), Rogers Communications Inc (2.9%), and TE Connectivity Ltd (2.9%). The top sectors are Europe-Developed (56.9%), Asia Pacific-Developed (13.5%) and Americas-Developed (10.7%).

Domini International Social Equity fund (DOMAX)


This Domini International Social Equity fund invests majority of assets in equity securities of mid- and large-capitalization companies located in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and throughout the rest of the world. This best performer fund has total net assets of $175 million. The expense ratio is 1.57% per year. The average turnover as of February 18, 2013 is high, 110.00%. The category’s average in the Foreign Large Value is 42.20%. This foreign large value fund is currently managed by David J. Elliott. There is a 12b1 fee of 0.25% and front-end sales load fee of 4.75%.

With an investment style of large blend, its year-to-date return is currently stood at 6.98%. Since 2008, the fund has recorded 3 years of positive return. Its best 1-year total return was occurred in 2009 with 28.99%. The only year it had negative return was occurred in 2008 with -13.50%.

As of the fourth quarter report of 2012, the top 5 holdings are CSL Ltd (2.1%), Deutsche Post AG (1.9%), Johnson Matthey PLC (1.9%), Suedzucker AG (1.8%) and Continental AG (1.8%). The top country diversification is United Kingdom (17.7%) and Japan (17.3%). Financials is the top sector weightings with 27.6%.

Tweedy, Browne Global Value fund (TBGVX)


Tweedy, Browne Global Value fund
TBGVX fund
Morningstar analysts rank this top performing foreign large value mutual fund with 5-stars and Silver rating. This Tweedy, Browne Global Value fund has been in the market since 1993. It is managed by William D. Browne since then. It has $5.7 billion of total net assets. The recent dividend was given to investors in December 2012 in the amount of $0.35. It also has 1.38% annual expense ratio.

This international stock fund focuses its assets in undervalued foreign equity securities. It has 3-year beta risk of 0.55. The best 1-year total return in its 15 years of positive return was achieved in 2009 with 37.85%. Based on the load adjusted returns, the fund has returned 11.36% over the past 3-year and 10.93% over the past 10-year. In 2013, the YTD return so far is 7.79%.

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As of January 2013, the top holdings are Roche Holding (3.91%), Total (3.88%), Novartis (3.67%), Heineken Holdings (3.55%) and Nestle (3.51%). The top country allocation is Switzerland (18.05%) and United Kingdom (13.89%).

Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value fund (QFVOX)


Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value fund uses its assets to buy common stock, warrants, and convertible issued by foreign markets issuers. This best performing fund has been managed by Bernard Horn, Jr. since its inception in May 1998. Its dividend yield is 0.54%. It is ranked with 4-stars rating by Morningstar. The annual expense ratio is quite high, 1.64%.

The other class of this fund is the Institutional Class (QFVIX) with expense ratio of 1.39%. The fund has 5-year average return of 1.12%. The best 1-year total return was in 2009 with 58.04%. It has year-to-date return of 6.06%. The benchmark of this fund is MSCI EAFE.

The top holdings as of December 2012 are Samsung Electronics Company Ltd (3.3%), Taylor Wimpley plc (2.7%), Barratt Developments plc (2.6%), Smurfit Kappa Group plc (2.5%) and Greencore Group plc (2.3%). The top country allocations are Germany (12.1%) and United Kingdom (11.9%). Materials (20.2%) and Consumer Discretionary (14.8%) are the top sector weightings.

MFS International Value fund (MGIAX)


MFS International Value fund
MFS fund details
MFS International Value fund objective is to provide capital growth. It invests mainly in foreign equity securities, including emerging market equity securities. The fund’s CUSIP is 55273E301. It has the largest total net assets with $9.2 billion. The annual expense ratio is 1.23%. Its annual holdings turnover is only 15%. The fund has a high dividend yield of 1.62%. Barnaby Wiener and Benjamin Stone are the current fund managers.

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The fund is ranked with 5-stars and Silver rating by Morningstar. The YTD return is 6.99%. The yearly return for the previous five years is as below:
  • Year 2012: 15.81%
  • Year 2011: -1.96%
  • Year 2010: 9.13%
  • Year 2009: 26.64%
  • Year 2008: -31.91% (lowest)
The top holdings out of total 92 holdings, as of February 2013 are Danone, KDDI Corp, Kao Corp, GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Roche Holding AG. The top country weightings are Japan (26.06%) and United Kingdom (24.98%). And the largest equity sectors/ categories are Consumer Staples (20.56%), Financial Services (19.15%) and Health Care (10.87%).

Fund Information


NoFund DescriptionTickerRatingExpense RatioYield (%)Net Assets (mil) Min Invest
1Oppenheimer International Value AQIVAX21.431.07$909 $1,000
2Domini International Social Equity ADOMAX41.571.38$175 $2,500
3Tweedy, Browne Global ValueTBGVX51.381.3$5,700 $2,500
4Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value OrdQFVOX41.640.54$847 $2,500
5Mainstay International Opportunities InvMYINX31.71.65$203 $1,000
6FPA International ValueFPIVXN/A1.350.08$70 $1,500
7Fidelity International ValueFIVLX21.12.81$154 $2,500
8MFS International Value AMGIAX51.231.62$9,200 $1,000
9Dreyfus International Eq ADIEAX21.122.42$160 $1,000
10Tweedy, Browne Global Value II Ccy UnhdgTBCUX51.371.65$275 $2,500
11American Century Intl Core Equity Inv ACIMX31.183.18$7 $2,500
12American Century Intl Core Equity AACIQX21.432.95$7 $2,500
13Hartford International Value AHILAXN/A1.48.64$12 $2,000
14Prudential International Equity APJRAX21.672.07$310 $2,500
15Touchstone International Equity ATIEAX21.392.03$20 $2,500
16Thomas White International InvestorTWWDX51.311.57$745 $2,500

Fund Performance


NoFund DescriptionYTD Return (%)1-Year Return %3-Year Return %5-Year Return %10-Year Return %
1Oppenheimer International Value A6.5618.484.120.417.8
2Domini International Social Equity A7.5419.417.96-0.38N/A
3Tweedy, Browne Global Value8.0518.4310.675.8211.79
4Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value Ord6.0615.39.371.5412.14
5Mainstay International Opportunities Inv7.7917.168.27-0.42
6FPA International Value4.0814.89N/AN/AN/A
7Fidelity International Value4.6216.883.57-2.52N/A
8MFS International Value A6.9914.739.653.6712.47
9Dreyfus International Eq A5.0315.756.95-2.149.39
10Tweedy, Browne Global Value II Ccy Unhdg4.9714.099.99N/AN/A
11American Century Intl Core Equity Inv 5.1712.556.25-1.82N/A
12American Century Intl Core Equity A5.1712.285.99-2.04N/A
13Hartford International Value A5.9512.71N/AN/AN/A
14Prudential International Equity A4.7812.215.96-2.179.14
15Touchstone International Equity A6.1112.456.49-2.61N/A
16Thomas White International Investor4.4111.766.440.3812.87

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