ASTON Small Cap Fund Class Institutional

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Performance

Trailing returns

1 day   +0.34%
   
1 week
   
-3.75%  
4 week
   
-3.94%  
3 month   +1.60%
   
YTD   +7.65%
   
1 year   +8.85%
   
3 years*   +4.74%
   
5 years*   +2.83%
   
*annualized
Best 3 month return+30.88%  
Worst 3 month return-41.04%  

Morningstar statistics

Morningstar category: Small Growth
  Return Risk Rating
3 years Below Average High
5 years Below Average High
10 years Low High
Overall Below Average High
Morningstar style  Learn more
      Large
      Mid
      Small
Value Blend Growth  

Key statistics

Total assets22.84M 
Front load-  
Deferred load-  
Expense ratio1.24%  
Management fee-  
Fund familyAston 

Asset allocation

Cash1.57%  
Stocks98.44%  
Bonds0.00%  
Other0.00%  

Purchase information

Initial$1,000,000  
Additional$50  
14.64+0.05(0.34%)
Apr 19, 4:00PM EDT Overall Morningstar RatingTM

Description

The investment seeks capital appreciation. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in common stocks and other equity securities of small-cap companies. It seeks to invest in growth stocks of small-cap companies whose earnings are growing, or are expected to grow, at an accelerating rate. The fund defines a small-cap company as one having a market capitalization of less than $2.5 billion at the time of acquisition. It may also invest in equity securities outside the small-cap range. The fund may invest in exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"), publicly traded partnerships ("PTPs") and foreign securities.
Fund filings (PDF) »
Asset manager:
Andrew Morey (Started: Jan 31, 2013)
Advisor Company:
Aston Asset Management, LP
Fund family reports on Morningstar »
Aston, 120 No. LaSalle Street, 25th Floor

Risk

  1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years  
Alpha* -6.70 -8.34 -0.44 -1.67
Beta* 1.32 1.53 1.36 1.42
Mean annual return 0.94 0.97 0.80 0.91
R-squared* 86.36 83.27 78.85 73.76
Standard deviation 14.77 25.22 29.12 24.60
Sharpe ratio 0.76 0.46 0.32 0.37
* Against standard index

Top 10 holdings

Security Net Assets  
Triumph Group, Inc. (TGI) 5.19%  
Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) 4.65%  
Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (UHS) 3.65%  
Encore Capital Group, Inc. (ECPG) 3.47%  
Geo Group, Inc. (GEO) 3.32%  
Volcano Corporation (VOLC) 3.30%  
Corrections Corporation of America (CXW) 3.22%  
Liquidity Service, Inc. (LQDT) 3.05%  
AVG Technologies NV (AVG) 2.89%  
Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) 2.72%