First Investors Special Situations Class B (FISBX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Small blend
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund invests primarily in common stocks of small-size companies that the fund's adviser believes are undervalued, and generally invests in companies that are experiencing a "special situation" that makes them undervalued relative to their long-term potential. Developments creating special situations may include mergers, spin-offs, litigation resolution, new products, or management changes. The fund may also invest in stocks of mid-size or large companies.


1 month-2.28% 3 years+9.94%
3 months+3.20% 5 years+12.98%
1 year+8.89% Since inception+6.40%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small blend

Performance 5-yr return+12.98%+14.61%
Expense ratio2.23%1.28%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.870.88
Net assets$484.5M$876.7M
Average market cap$3.2B$2.6B
Average P/E18.320.8
Portfolio turnover55%55%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyFirst Investors
Fund manager & tenureSteven Hill / 1 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$500.00


U.S. stock94.80%
International stock1.92%
Fixed income0.65%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 18.11%
Healthcare 13.94%
Financial service 13.82%
Energy 10.81%
Consumer service 10.60%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
R Ryder System Inc2.37%
PL Protective Life Corp2.19%
CNC Centene Corp2.17%
URI United Rentals Inc2.09%
WLK Westlake Chemical Corp1.85%
WNR Western Refining Inc1.80%
MEI Methode Electronics Inc Class A1.74%
AFG American Financial Group Inc1.73%
CST CST Brands Inc1.67%
CDW CDW Corp1.63%

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