Top Performing Small Value Mutual Funds 2014

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Top performing small value mutual funds 2014 are Perritt Ultra MicroCap Fund, Invesco Small Cap Value Fund, LSV Small Cap Value Fund, etc.

Small Value Funds

Small value funds use their assets to purchase stocks of small U.S. companies with valuations and growth rates below other small-cap peers. Value stocks means the stocks have low valuations (low price ratios and high dividend yields) and slow growth (low earning growth, low book value, etc). These small value funds may provide high yield for investors through dividends. They may be great for income.

Using mutual funds, investors can diversify their assets & minimize risks. Looking into the best performing funds also may provide instant idea how some funds are performing for the past performance. These equity funds can be invested for your brokerage account or retirement account (IRA or 401k plan).

Best Mutual Funds

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 small value category. You can find other fund information such as review, expense ratio, management, risk, top holdings, fund sector, etc.

Top performing small value mutual funds 2014 are:
    Top Performing Small Value Mutual Funds 2014
  1. Perritt Ultra MicroCap Fund
  2. Catalyst Small Cap Insider Buying Fund Class A
  3. Hotchkis And Wiley Small Cap Value Fund Class A
  4. Invesco Small Cap Value Fund Class A
  5. LSV Small Cap Value Fund
  6. Adirondack Small Cap Fund
  7. Towle Deep Value Fund
  8. Heartland Value Fund
  9. Wells Fargo Advantage Special Small Cap Value Fund Class A
  10. CornerCap Small Cap Value Fund
  11. James Micro Cap Fund
  12. Bridgeway Omni Small-Cap Value Fund Class N
  13. Bridgeway Omni Tax-Managed Small-Cap Value Fund Class N
  14. Vericimetry U.S. Small Cap Value Fund
  15. Dreman Contrarian Small Cap Value Fund Class A Shares
  16. RBC Microcap Value Fund Class A
  17. Vanguard Small Capitalization Value Index Fund Investor Shares
  18. Bridgeway Ultra Small Company Fund
  19. Munder Veracity Small-Cap Value Fund Class A
  20. Nationwide U.S. Small Cap Value Fund Class A
Updated on 7/10/2014

Perritt Ultra MicroCap Fund (PRCGX)

Perritt Ultra MicroCap Fund (PRCGX)As the top fund in this Small Value category, this Perritt Ultra MicroCap Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. This stock fund was first incepted in August 2004. Its total net assets are $108 million. The current fund managers are Michael Corbett and Matthew Brackmann.

The YTD return of this PRCGX Fund is -2.06%. It has 21.40% 5-year annualized return, 11.67% of 3-year annualized return and 32.89% of 1-year annualized return. It uses Russell Microcap Index as its benchmark.

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The fund has a total of 149 holdings. The top 5 stocks in its holdings are Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation (1.3%), Hennessy Advisors, Inc (1.2%), Vapor Corp (1.2%), Century Casinos Inc (1.2%), Napco Security Technologies, Inc (1.2%) and United Insurance Holdings Corp (1.2%).

Hotchkis And Wiley Small Cap Value Fund (HWSAX)

Hotchkis And Wiley Small Cap Value Fund (HWSAX)The total net assets of this Hotchkis And Wiley Small Cap Value Fund are $928.9 million. The fund’s CUSIP is 44134R305. Its annual expense ratio is 1.03%. This investment fund also distributes small dividend of 0.29% that is distributed annually. It is currently managed by David Green and Jim Miles.

This HWSIX fund has 3-stars and Bronze rating from Morningstar. It has 4.26% YTD return. The 1-year annualized return of 27.57% and 10-year annualized return of 9.04%.

The top stocks as of April 2014 are Masonite International Corp (5.0%), Con-Way Inc (4.9%), Kaiser Aluminium Corp (4.1%) and First Horizon National Corp (4.0%). Insurance (11.5%) and Banks (8.2%) are the top industries.

Invesco Small Cap Value Fund (VSCAX)

Invesco Small Cap Value Fund (VSCAX)The investment objective of this Invesco Small Cap Value Fund is to get long term growth of capital. This VSCAX Fund has $3.5 billion of total net assets. Its annual expense ratio is 1.12%. It has a sales load of 5.50%.

Morningstar analysts rank this best Invesco fund with 4-stars rating. This top performing small value mutual fund has 4.52% YTD return. The performance of this fund for the previous years is as below:
  • Year 2013: 44.26%
  • Year 2012: 22.50%
  • Year 2011: -8.20%
  • Year 2010: 29.53%
The top equity holdings as of April 2014 are Abercrombie & Fitch Co (3.88%), Etrade Financial Corp (3.51%), LPL Financial Holdings Inc (2.81%), Goodrich Petroleum Corp (2.79%), Manpower Group (2.78%) and Belden Inc (2.77%).

Small Value Funds Performance


NoFund NameYTD Return %1 Year Return %3 Year Return %
1Perritt Ultra MicroCap Fund-2.0632.8911.07
2Catalyst Small Cap Insider Buying Fund Class A4.1126.278.34
3Hotchkis And Wiley Small Cap Value Fund Class A4.2226.2116.71
4Invesco Small Cap Value Fund Class A4.8924.9717.22
5LSV Small Cap Value Fund3.4324.01-
6Adirondack Small Cap Fund-1.5623.5713.1
7Towle Deep Value Fund2.8323.49-
8Heartland Value Fund2.7222.710.55
9Wells Fargo Advantage Special Small Cap Value Fund Class A1.5322.5714.68
10CornerCap Small Cap Value Fund-2.5422.0812.66
11James Micro Cap Fund-2.0321.513.04
12Bridgeway Omni Small-Cap Value Fund Class N-0.520.87-
13Bridgeway Omni Tax-Managed Small-Cap Value Fund Class N-0.2720.5713.66
14Vericimetry U.S. Small Cap Value Fund-0.7620.55-
15Dreman Contrarian Small Cap Value Fund Class A Shares1.7120.4412.08
16RBC Microcap Value Fund Class A-0.9420.4317.03
17Vanguard Small Capitalization Value Index Fund Investor Shares3.8320.3115
18Bridgeway Ultra Small Company Fund-0.1520.2717.77
19Munder Veracity Small-Cap Value Fund Class A1.8120.0514.17
20Nationwide U.S. Small Cap Value Fund Class A0.3319.2214.54

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