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Best- and worst-performing equity mutual funds

See rankings of funds by returns in categories from large-cap growth to real estate and equity income

May 14, 2017 @ 6:00 am

By IN Research and Ellie Zhu

Top 10Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
USAA Nasdaq-100 Index Fund (USNQX)$1,253.60 23.95%16.07%16.65%0.57%
Morgan Stanley Inst Portfolio I (MSEQX)$3,362.30 23.14%12.71%15.90%0.61%
Rydex NASDAQ-100 Fund Investor (RYOCX)$929.50 23.03%15.33%15.94%1.25%
Shelton NASDAQ-100 Index Fund Direct (NASDX)$392.70 22.86%15.96%16.92%0.49%
ProFunds NASDAQ-100 ProFund Investor (OTPIX)$82.40 22.20%14.34%14.90%1.54%
Edgewood Growth Fund Institutional (EGFIX)$8,090.90 22.17%14.59%16.77%1.00%
T Rowe Price Institutional Large-Cap Growth Fund (TRLGX)$13,025.00 22.15%12.19%15.50%0.56%
Transamerica Capital Growth A (IALAX)$685.30 22.05%11.92%15.34%1.21%
Homestead Growth Fund (HNASX)$130.90 21.79%11.73%15.08%0.95%
Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund Retail (BFTHX)$151.70 20.95%10.26%13.31%1.10%
Bottom 5
Sirius S&P Strategic Large-Cap Allocation Fund (SSPLX)$23.30 0.96%N/AN/A2.01%
Destra Focused Equity Fund A (DFOAX)$42.10 1.57%5.47%8.35%1.60%
AMG Managers Montag & Caldwell Growth Fund N (MCGFX)$1,035.90 6.43%6.42%9.63%1.12%
HedgeRow Income and Opportunity Fund A (HROAX)$4.60 6.81%N/AN/A2.20%
Manning & Napier Quality Equity Series I (MNQIX)$2.00 7.74%N/AN/A0.71%
Classification total/average$737,071.60 14.89%9.96%12.61%1.11%
S&P 500 Growth Total Return Index 16.20%11.87%14.55%

Top 10Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
DoubleLine Shiller Enhanced CAPE I (DSEEX)$3,178.10 25.17%15.60%N/A0.64%
MassMutual Select Focused Value Fund R5 (MFVSX)$749.80 23.58%9.36%13.94%0.83%
Dodge & Cox Stock Fund (DODGX)$65,211.20 23.34%9.56%15.88%0.52%
Columbia Select Large-Cap Value Fund A (SLVAX)$764.20 22.15%8.39%13.86%1.15%
John Hancock Classic Value Fund A (PZFVX)$1,996.30 20.46%7.86%13.16%1.19%
Invesco Growth & Income Fund A (ACGIX)$8,131.70 19.62%8.61%13.00%0.83%
DFA US Large Cap Value Portfolio II Institutional (DFCVX)$175.10 19.17%8.75%15.64%0.15%
Neuberger Berman Value Fund Inst (NLRLX)$19.30 19.16%7.37%12.69%0.76%
DFA US Large Cap Value Portfolio III Institutional (DFUVX)$3,390.10 19.15%8.77%15.67%0.13%
DFA US Large Cap Value Portfolio Institutional (DFLVX)$20,700.60 19.00%8.61%15.51%0.27%
Bottom 5
Sims Total Return Fund Inc (SIMFX)$8.40 3.07%-0.35%4.61%2.89%
Hennessy Total Return Fund Investor (HDOGX)$86.10 7.41%6.20%8.34%1.45%
EIC Value Fund Inst (EICIX)$291.40 9.99%5.35%9.07%1.03%
Eaton Vance Focused Value Opportunities Fund I (EIFVX)$58.20 10.36%6.43%11.88%0.80%
Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Value Fund A (EATVX)$560.80 10.55%6.03%11.30%1.21%
Classification total/average$387,403.20 15.00%7.22%12.15%1.07%
S&P 500 Value Total Return Index15.24%8.59%13.27%

Top 10Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
Baron Discovery Fund Inst (BDFIX)$119.40 37.96%9.00%N/A1.10%
Oberweis Micro-Cap Fund (OBMCX)$77.00 31.88%9.72%17.02%1.72%
Cortina Small Cap Growth Fund Institutional (CRSGX)$24.50 31.34%5.02%9.13%1.10%
William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund I (WBSIX)$415.50 28.19%8.91%15.80%1.25%
Federated MDT Small Cap Growth Fund Institutional (QISGX)$124.80 27.38%12.25%15.50%0.89%
TCM Small Cap Growth Fund (TCMSX)$292.90 27.37%9.09%14.85%0.96%
ICON Opportunities Fund (ICONX)$17.60 27.12%7.93%N/A1.51%
Alpine Small Cap Fund Institutional (ADINX)$14.30 26.22%6.93%9.13%1.25%
American Beacon Bahl & Gaynor Small Cp Gro Fd Inst (GBSIX)$27.50 25.93%N/AN/A0.99%
Driehaus Micro Cap Growth Fund (DMCRX)$386.00 25.93%8.60%16.20%1.53%
Bottom 5
Nysa Fund (NYSAX)$1.80 -11.45%-18.47%-9.02%5.09%
Delaware Smid Cap Growth Fund A (DFCIX)$946.40 0.26%7.02%9.24%1.19%
Jacob Micro Cap Growth Fund Institutional (JMIGX)$7.60 1.43%-4.66%1.18%2.61%
Touchstone Small Cap Growth Fund Y (MXAIX)$429.20 5.01%2.74%9.20%1.20%
Villere Equity Fund (VLEQX)$38.40 8.73%-0.41%N/A1.26%
Classification total/average$146,136.60 19.52%6.69%11.57%1.32%
S&P SC 600 Growth Total Return23.26%11.27%15.50%

Top 10Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
Schneider Small Cap Value Fund (SCMVX)$49.00 52.12%4.88%11.98%1.15%
Towle Deep Value Fund (TDVFX)$168.90 38.23%9.87%19.14%1.20%
Paradigm Micro-Cap Fund (PVIVX)$41.40 32.17%8.94%13.08%1.25%
Royce Opportunity Fund Investment (RYPNX)$1,487.30 29.14%4.82%13.03%1.17%
Putnam Small Cap Value Fund A (PSLAX)$494.30 28.92%8.30%13.67%1.44%
North Star Micro Cap I (NSMVX)$79.10 27.69%5.61%N/A1.47%
Nuveen Small Cap Value Fund I (FSCCX)$1,349.30 27.31%11.80%16.06%1.00%
Small Cap Value Fund Inc (SCAPX)N/A27.31%-1.10%11.56%0.95%
Prudential QMA Small-Cap Value Fund Z (TASVX)$1,616.30 27.30%9.49%13.90%0.73%
Royce Special Equity Fund Investment (RYSEX)$1,626.20 27.00%7.10%10.44%1.15%
Bottom 5
Intrepid Endurance Fund Investor (ICMAX)$227.80 3.66%0.07%4.01%1.40%
Triad Small Cap Value Fund (TSCVX)$0.80 6.48%N/AN/A1.50%
Snow Capital Small Cap Value Fund A (SNWAX)$53.40 7.14%-1.09%8.66%1.72%
Queens Road Small Cap Value (QRSVX)$141.70 9.52%6.61%10.31%1.26%
Royce Small-Cap Value Fund Service (RYVFX)$421.20 10.02%1.80%7.00%1.48%
Classification total/average$90,227.30 20.55%5.58%11.63%1.34%
S&P SC 600 Pure Value Total Return13.21%3.99%13.14%

Top 10Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
Altegris/AACA Opportunistic Real Estate Fund I (RAAIX)$151.30 25.04%13.92%N/A2.98%
CGM Realty Fund (CGMRX)$882.90 16.23%7.27%6.76%0.92%
Salient Select Income Fund A (KIFAX)$1,065.60 13.11%7.16%8.92%2.11%
Baron Real Estate Fund Inst (BREIX)$925.50 12.74%5.14%13.75%1.06%
Guggenheim Risk Managed Real Estate Fund Inst (GURIX)$111.50 11.59%12.00%N/A1.50%
Salient Tactical Real Estate Fund A (KSRAX)$70.90 11.14%7.91%9.09%2.37%
Fidelity Real Estate Income Fund (FRIFX)$4,955.50 11.11%7.23%8.68%0.82%
Rydex Real Estate Fund H (RYHRX)$9.70 10.70%7.08%7.78%1.62%
Manning & Napier Real Estate Series S (MNREX)$309.90 10.01%11.27%10.83%1.09%
Fidelity Series Real Estate Income Fund F (FSRWX)$883.00 9.60%6.63%8.32%0.61%
Bottom 5
Principal Real Estate Allocation Fund A (PAEDX)$1.40 3.08%N/AN/A1.27%
PF Real Estate Fund P $39.00 3.38%7.95%8.23%1.05%
John Hancock Real Estate Equity Fund NAV $221.90 3.50%8.55%8.77%0.93%
Morgan Stanley Inst US Real Estate Portfolio I (MSUSX)$730.20 3.57%8.34%8.76%0.98%
Voya Real Estate Fund Institutional (CRARX)$1,104.00 3.75%8.20%8.51%0.90%
Classification total/average$100,249.30 6.51%8.63%8.89%1.32%
Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Total Return5.60%9.57%9.56%

Top 10Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
WP Large Cap Income Plus Fund Institutional (WPLCX)$28.90 27.64%6.68%N/A3.05%
Principal Small-MidCap Dividend Income Fund Inst (PMDIX)$3,077.10 26.32%11.26%14.87%1.15%
HCM Dividend Sector Plus Fund A (HCMNX)$200.70 25.97%N/AN/A2.25%
Crawford Dividend Opportunity Fund (CDOFX)$147.90 24.20%11.30%N/A1.05%
North Star Dividend I (NSDVX)$72.70 21.55%8.97%N/A1.49%
Westcore Small-Cap Value Dividend Fund Retail (WTSVX)$207.50 21.18%8.10%12.13%1.30%
KEELEY Mid Cap Dividend Value Fund I (KMDIX)$110.20 20.73%10.40%14.97%1.05%
FAM Equity-Income Fund Investor (FAMEX)$210.70 19.57%10.73%13.36%1.26%
Matisse Discounted Closed-End Fund Strategy Inst (MDCEX)$109.30 18.80%6.84%N/A3.03%
Salient US Dividend Signal Fund A (FDYAX)$5.40 18.53%9.08%N/A1.49%
Bottom 5
Hussman Strategic Value Fund (HSVLX)$6.90 -4.06%-2.87%-0.09%1.29%
Dunham Dynamic Macro Fund N (DNAVX)$34.80 1.46%0.76%0.73%2.26%
Hanlon Tactical Dividend and Momentum Fund I (HTDIX)$233.80 1.59%N/AN/A1.25%
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend II Retail (WTMGX)$35.30 2.28%-1.67%6.11%1.04%
Day Hagan Tactical Dividend Fund I (DHQIX)$161.40 3.32%N/AN/A1.37%
Classification total/average$348,461.00 13.31%6.95%10.93%1.20%
Russell 1000 Value Total Return Index15.91%8.44%13.67%

Assets and returns as of March 31. Distinct classes and funds with $100 million portfolio minimum only. Excludes leveraged and inverse funds. Funds closed to new investors have been omitted for the top-10 grouping. Rankings are based on unrounded figures. Three- and five-year returns are annualized. In case of multiple share classes, the oldest share class is listed. N/A = not available (fund has been in operation for less than the year indicated). *Net prospectus.
Source: Lipper


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