Fact sheet: BlackRock US Opps

Fund information

Fund name
BlackRock US Opportunities D Acc
Fund company manager
BlackRock
Fund type
UKA
Fund manager
Nigel Hart
since 17/06/2013
Fund objective
The Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth on your investment by investing primarily in the shares of medium and smaller companies which are incorporated in, or listed on, stock exchanges in the United States. Small and medium companies are companies which, at the time of purchase, form the bottom 30% of United States stock markets by market capitalisation. Market capitalisation is the share price of the company multiplied by the number of shares issued. The Fund has the flexibility to invest outside of the asset class and sector set out above.
Benchmark
S&P US MidSmallCap Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares

Performance snapshot

Quick stats

1 Year return

9.48 %

1 Year rank in sector

81/85

Sector

UT North America

Yield

0.27

Fund size

£ 96.1 m

FE Risk score

116

NAV
-
Discount/Premium
-
Gearing
-

Top in sector

Holdings snapshot

  • USA
    93.64%
  • UK
    2.15%
  • Canada
    2.07%
  • Netherlands
    1.01%
  • Money Market
    0.63%
  • Financials
    20.4%
  • Information Technology
    16.77%
  • Utilities
    10.58%
  • Health Care
    9.73%
  • Energy
    7.68%
  • International Equities
    98.3%
  • Money Market
    1.7%

Performance vs. Sector

Cumulative performance

1m6m1y3y5y
Fund-0.64 %-4.93 %9.48 %43.75 %117.21 %
Sector-0.87 %-1.53 %14.46 %52.56 %112.24 %
Rank within sector29 / 8982 / 8781 / 8569 / 7733 / 64
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Calendar performance

YTD-20172016201520142013
Fund-1.25 %28.9 %4.39 %19.5 %38.1 %
Sector2.81 %31.22 %4.89 %17.78 %30.54 %
Rank within sector77 / 8660 / 8149 / 7932 / 724 / 65
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Risk statistics

Alpha-1.22
Beta0.98
Sharpe0.93
Volatility11.53
Tracking error3.53
Information ratio-0.45
R-Squared0.9

Price movement

52 week high1047
52 week low887.5
Current bid price971.6
Current offer price973.6
Current mid price0

Holdings by region

  • 93.64% USA
  • 2.15% UK
  • 2.07% Canada
  • 1.01% Netherlands
  • 0.63% Money Market
  • 0.49% Ireland

Holdings by sector

  • 20.4% Financials
  • 16.77% Information Technology
  • 10.58% Utilities
  • 9.73% Health Care
  • 7.68% Energy
  • 7.61% Consumer Discretionary
  • 6.81% Industrials
  • 6.48% Real Estate
  • 6.01% Materials
  • 4.27% Consumer Staples

Holdings by asset type

  • 98.3% International Equities
  • 1.7% Money Market

Individual holdings

  • 2.48% JARDEN CORP
  • 2.27% FIRSTENERGY CORP
  • 2.16% GREAT PLAINS ENERGY INC
  • 2.1% TELEPHONE AND DATA SYSTEMS INC
  • 2.05% CDW CORP
  • 2.05% ENTERGY CORP
  • 2.02% REGIONS FINANCIAL CORP (NEW)
  • 2.01% SUNTRUST BANKS INC
  • 1.92% ASSURANT INC
  • 1.92% LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY CLAS