The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Value Line® Dividend Index. The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks and depositary receipts that comprise the index. The index seeks to measure the performance of the securities ranked #1 or #2 according to the index provider's proprietary Value Line® Safety™ Ranking System (the Safety Ranking System) that are also still expected to provide above-average dividend yield.
Inception Date: 19/08/2003
Primary Benchmark: Value Line Dividend TR USD
Primary Index: S&P 500 TR USD
Gross Expense Ratio: 0.74%
Management Expense Ratio: 0.70 %
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|AMGN||Amgen Inc||0.55 %|
|T||AT&T Inc||0.55 %|
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|RHI||Robert Half International Inc||0.54 %|
|FAF||First American Financial Corporation||0.54 %|
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|NRGD||MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Inde..||0.00 %||
|NRGO||MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Inde..||0.00 %||
|NRGU||MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Inde..||0.00 %||
|NRGZ||MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Inde..||0.00 %||
|AEF||Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equi..||0.00 %||
|AFFS||AmTrust Financial Services, In..||0.00 %||
|AFFT||Amtrust Financial Services Inc||0.00 %||
|BCV||Bancroft Fund Ltd||0.00 %||
|CCA||MFS California Municipal Fund||0.00 %||
|Market Performance vs.
|Market Performance vs. Exchange|
|Value||Sector Median||Percentile Rank||Grade||Market Median||Percentile Rank||Grade|
|Trailing 12 Months|
|Trailing 5 Years|
|Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)|
|Risk Return Profile|
|Volatility (Standard Deviation)||6.42%||74%||C||86%||B|
|Risk Adjusted Return||159.04%||99%||A+||98%||A+|
|Letter Grade||Percentage||Letter Grade||Percentage||Letter Grade||Percentage|
|Target Price Action||Rating Action||Analyst||Rating||Price||Date|
This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.