Large Cap Core
NAV AS OF 09/23/20
For those investors who are seeking a low cost, disciplined approach to investing in equities, this may be the fund for you. It seeks long term growth of capital and dividend income and invests primarily in a broadly diversified portfolio of established, large-cap companies. In managing the Fund, your investment management team attempts to achieve the Fund's objective by overweighting those stocks that it believes will outperform the S&P 500® Index and underweighting those stocks that it believes will under-perform the S&P 500 Index.
- Use a multi-factor proprietary quantitative stock selection model with the goal of providing additional total return versus the S&P 500 Index.
- Create a portfolio with risk, style, and characteristics similar to the S&P 500 Index while potentially providing excess returns by overweighting or underweighting stocks that have the potential to achieve the Fund's objective.
- Sell securities when they are no longer attractive based upon evaluation criteria, such as valuation, price momentum and earnings quality.
If you're seeking a low cost, disciplined approach to investing in equities, this fund may be appropriate for you. It seeks long term growth of capital and dividend income and invests primarily in a broadly diversified portfolio of established, large-cap companies. The Fund is intended for use as a core equity investment.
Overall Morningstar Rating TM
Among 1,113 large value funds derived from a weighted average of the fund's 3-,5- and 10-year risk-adjusted returns as of 8/31/20.
Large Cap Core received 5 stars for the 3-year rating among 1,113 large value funds, 5 stars for the 5-year rating among 981 funds and 5 stars for the 10-year rating among 706 funds.
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