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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)$1,253.6023.95%16.07%16.65%0.57%
Morgan Stanley Inst Portfolio I (MSEQX)$3,362.3023.14%12.71%15.90%0.61%
Rydex NASDAQ-100 Fund Investor (RYOCX)$929.5023.03%15.33%15.94%1.25%
Shelton NASDAQ-100 Index Fund Direct (NASDX)$392.7022.86%15.96%16.92%0.49%
ProFunds NASDAQ-100 ProFund Investor (OTPIX)$82.4022.20%14.34%14.90%1.54%
Edgewood Growth Fund Institutional (EGFIX)$8,090.9022.17%14.59%16.77%1.00%
T Rowe Price Institutional Large-Cap Growth Fund (TRLGX)$13,025.0022.15%12.19%15.50%0.56%
Transamerica Capital Growth A (IALAX)$685.3022.05%11.92%15.34%1.21%
Homestead Growth Fund (HNASX)$130.9021.79%11.73%15.08%0.95%
Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund Retail (BFTHX)$151.7020.95%10.26%13.31%1.10%
Bottom 5
Sirius S&P Strategic Large-Cap Allocation Fund (SSPLX)$23.300.96%N/AN/A2.01%
Destra Focused Equity Fund A (DFOAX)$42.101.57%5.47%8.35%1.60%
AMG Managers Montag & Caldwell Growth Fund N (MCGFX)$1,035.906.43%6.42%9.63%1.12%
HedgeRow Income and Opportunity Fund A (HROAX)$4.606.81%N/AN/A2.20%
Manning & Napier Quality Equity Series I (MNQIX)$2.007.74%N/AN/A0.71%
Classification total/average$737,071.6014.89%9.96%12.61%1.11%
S&P 500 Growth Total Return Index16.20%11.87%14.55%

Top 10Portfolio net assets ($M)1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
DoubleLine Shiller Enhanced CAPE I (DSEEX)$3,178.1025.17%15.60%N/A0.64%
MassMutual Select Focused Value Fund R5 (MFVSX)$749.8023.58%9.36%13.94%0.83%
Dodge & Cox Stock Fund (DODGX)$65,211.2023.34%9.56%15.88%0.52%
Columbia Select Large-Cap Value Fund A (SLVAX)$764.2022.15%8.39%13.86%1.15%
John Hancock Classic Value Fund A (PZFVX)$1,996.3020.46%7.86%13.16%1.19%
Invesco Growth & Income Fund A (ACGIX)$8,131.7019.62%8.61%13.00%0.83%
DFA US Large Cap Value Portfolio II Institutional (DFCVX)$175.1019.17%8.75%15.64%0.15%
Neuberger Berman Value Fund Inst (NLRLX)$19.3019.16%7.37%12.69%0.76%
DFA US Large Cap Value Portfolio III Institutional (DFUVX)$3,390.1019.15%8.77%15.67%0.13%
DFA US Large Cap Value Portfolio Institutional (DFLVX)$20,700.6019.00%8.61%15.51%0.27%
Bottom 5
Sims Total Return Fund Inc (SIMFX)$8.403.07%-0.35%4.61%2.89%
Hennessy Total Return Fund Investor (HDOGX)$86.107.41%6.20%8.34%1.45%
EIC Value Fund Inst (EICIX)$291.409.99%5.35%9.07%1.03%
Eaton Vance Focused Value Opportunities Fund I (EIFVX)$58.2010.36%6.43%11.88%0.80%
Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Value Fund A (EATVX)$560.8010.55%6.03%11.30%1.21%
Classification total/average$387,403.2015.00%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)$119.4037.96%9.00%N/A1.10%
Oberweis Micro-Cap Fund (OBMCX)$77.0031.88%9.72%17.02%1.72%
Cortina Small Cap Growth Fund Institutional (CRSGX)$24.5031.34%5.02%9.13%1.10%
William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund I (WBSIX)$415.5028.19%8.91%15.80%1.25%
Federated MDT Small Cap Growth Fund Institutional (QISGX)$124.8027.38%12.25%15.50%0.89%
TCM Small Cap Growth Fund (TCMSX)$292.9027.37%9.09%14.85%0.96%
ICON Opportunities Fund (ICONX)$17.6027.12%7.93%N/A1.51%
Alpine Small Cap Fund Institutional (ADINX)$14.3026.22%6.93%9.13%1.25%
American Beacon Bahl & Gaynor Small Cp Gro Fd Inst (GBSIX)$27.5025.93%N/AN/A0.99%
Driehaus Micro Cap Growth Fund (DMCRX)$386.0025.93%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)$946.400.26%7.02%9.24%1.19%
Jacob Micro Cap Growth Fund Institutional (JMIGX)$7.601.43%-4.66%1.18%2.61%
Touchstone Small Cap Growth Fund Y (MXAIX)$429.205.01%2.74%9.20%1.20%
Villere Equity Fund (VLEQX)$38.408.73%-0.41%N/A1.26%
Classification total/average$146,136.6019.52%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)$49.0052.12%4.88%11.98%1.15%
Towle Deep Value Fund (TDVFX)$168.9038.23%9.87%19.14%1.20%
Paradigm Micro-Cap Fund (PVIVX)$41.4032.17%8.94%13.08%1.25%
Royce Opportunity Fund Investment (RYPNX)$1,487.3029.14%4.82%13.03%1.17%
Putnam Small Cap Value Fund A (PSLAX)$494.3028.92%8.30%13.67%1.44%
North Star Micro Cap I (NSMVX)$79.1027.69%5.61%N/A1.47%
Nuveen Small Cap Value Fund I (FSCCX)$1,349.3027.31%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)$1,616.3027.30%9.49%13.90%0.73%
Royce Special Equity Fund Investment (RYSEX)$1,626.2027.00%7.10%10.44%1.15%
Bottom 5
Intrepid Endurance Fund Investor (ICMAX)$227.803.66%0.07%4.01%1.40%
Small Cap Value Fund (TSCVX)$0.806.48%N/AN/A1.50%
Snow Capital Small Cap Value Fund A (SNWAX)$53.407.14%-1.09%8.66%1.72%
Queens Road Small Cap Value (QRSVX)$141.709.52%6.61%10.31%1.26%
Royce Small-Cap Value Fund Service (RYVFX)$421.2010.02%1.80%7.00%1.48%
Classification total/average$90,227.3020.55%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)$151.3025.04%13.92%N/A2.98%
CGM Realty Fund (CGMRX)$882.9016.23%7.27%6.76%0.92%
Salient Select Income Fund A (KIFAX)$1,065.6013.11%7.16%8.92%2.11%
Baron Real Estate Fund Inst (BREIX)$925.5012.74%5.14%13.75%1.06%
Guggenheim Risk Managed Real Estate Fund Inst (GURIX)$111.5011.59%12.00%N/A1.50%
Salient Tactical Real Estate Fund A (KSRAX)$70.9011.14%7.91%9.09%2.37%
Fidelity Real Estate Income Fund (FRIFX)$4,955.5011.11%7.23%8.68%0.82%
Rydex Real Estate Fund H (RYHRX)$9.7010.70%7.08%7.78%1.62%
Manning & Napier Real Estate Series S (MNREX)$309.9010.01%11.27%10.83%1.09%
Fidelity Series Real Estate Income Fund F (FSRWX)$883.009.60%6.63%8.32%0.61%
Bottom 5
Principal Real Estate Allocation Fund A (PAEDX)$1.403.08%N/AN/A1.27%
PF Real Estate Fund P$39.003.38%7.95%8.23%1.05%
John Hancock Real Estate Equity Fund NAV$221.903.50%8.55%8.77%0.93%
Morgan Stanley Inst US Real Estate Portfolio I (MSUSX)$730.203.57%8.34%8.76%0.98%
Voya Real Estate Fund Institutional (CRARX)$1,104.003.75%8.20%8.51%0.90%
Classification total/average$100,249.306.51%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)$28.9027.64%6.68%N/A3.05%
Principal Small-MidCap Dividend Income Fund Inst (PMDIX)$3,077.1026.32%11.26%14.87%1.15%
HCM Dividend Sector Plus Fund A (HCMNX)$200.7025.97%N/AN/A2.25%
Crawford Dividend Opportunity Fund (CDOFX)$147.9024.20%11.30%N/A1.05%
North Star Dividend I (NSDVX)$72.7021.55%8.97%N/A1.49%
Westcore Small-Cap Value Dividend Fund Retail (WTSVX)$207.5021.18%8.10%12.13%1.30%
KEELEY Mid Cap Dividend Value Fund I (KMDIX)$110.2020.73%10.40%14.97%1.05%
FAM Equity-Income Fund Investor (FAMEX)$210.7019.57%10.73%13.36%1.26%
Matisse Discounted Closed-End Fund Strategy Inst (MDCEX)$109.3018.80%6.84%N/A3.03%
Salient US Dividend Signal Fund A (FDYAX)$5.4018.53%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)$34.801.46%0.76%0.73%2.26%
Hanlon Tactical Dividend and Momentum Fund I (HTDIX)$233.801.59%N/AN/A1.25%
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend II Retail (WTMGX)$35.302.28%-1.67%6.11%1.04%
Day Hagan Tactical Dividend Fund I (DHQIX)$161.403.32%N/AN/A1.37%
Classification total/average$348,461.0013.31%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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