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Key Stats

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Expense Ratio Total Assets Under Management Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio
1.89% 274.66M 0.00% 148.8%
1 Year Fund Level Flows 1 Year Total Returns (Daily) Annualized All Time Total Returns (Daily) Max Drawdown (All)
-3.114M 29.63% Upgrade Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies of any market capitalization that are engaged in the health sciences sector. It can invest in foreign securities.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol AHSAX
Equity Style Large Cap/Growth
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Health
Category Index S&P 1500 Health Care TR
Prospectus Objective Specialty - Health
Fund Owner Firm Name Alger
Prospectus Benchmark Index
S&P 500 TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Daniel Chung 15.01 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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1 Year
% Rank: 42
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-4.236B Category Low
3.840B Category High
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As of September 30, 2020

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of October 28, 2020. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
YTD
34.54%
21.10%
1.58%
-4.05%
36.11%
4.96%
21.09%
16.46%
26.68%
4.94%
-0.87%
7.51%
22.40%
-8.71%
27.67%
-0.84%
54.80%
34.48%
4.31%
-15.26%
30.11%
-4.34%
17.45%
20.37%
54.39%
33.65%
7.33%
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21.47%
3.34%
28.10%
8.04%
54.53%
31.24%
5.15%
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23.12%
6.55%
26.96%
9.77%
41.45%
19.44%
2.22%
-12.35%
14.57%
-0.27%
30.99%
0.07%
As of October 28, 2020.

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (10-28-20) 0.00%
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 32.73
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As of July 31, 2020

Growth Estimates

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As of July 31, 2020

Asset Allocation

As of July 31, 2020.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 2.79% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 95.06% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.23% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 1.93% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
DexCom Inc 4.16% 333.70 -4.42%
UnitedHealth Group Inc 3.85% 304.00 -1.30%
Danaher Corp 3.82% 230.45 -0.71%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 3.63% 205.61 -1.31%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 3.42% 471.84 -1.02%
AbbVie Inc 3.36% 80.85 0.45%
Eli Lilly and Co 3.35% 132.57 0.96%
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc 2.73% 141.47 0.81%
AstraZeneca PLC ADR 2.43% 51.06 0.16%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc 2.41% 554.39 -2.23%

Fees & Availability

Fees
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Performance Fee --
Switching Fee --
Transaction Fee --
Maximum Front Load --
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Maximum Redemption Fee --
General Availability
Available for Insurance Product No
Available for Retirement Plan No
Available for RRSP No
Purchase Details
Open to New Investors Yes
Open to Existing Investors Yes
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Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies of any market capitalization that are engaged in the health sciences sector. It can invest in foreign securities.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol AHSAX
Equity Style Large Cap/Growth
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Health
Category Index S&P 1500 Health Care TR
Prospectus Objective Specialty - Health
Fund Owner Firm Name Alger
Prospectus Benchmark Index
S&P 500 TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Daniel Chung 15.01 yrs

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (10-28-20) 0.00%
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 32.73
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
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As of July 31, 2020

Growth Estimates

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As of July 31, 2020

Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 5/1/2002
Last Annual Report Date 10/31/2019
Last Prospectus Date 3/1/2020
Share Classes
AHSAX A
AHSZX Inst
Attributes
Enhanced Index Fund No
Index Fund No
Inverse Fund No
Leveraged Fund No
Fund of Funds No
Currency Hedged Fund No
Synthetic Replication Fund No
Has Dividend Investment Plan No
Socially Responsible Fund No