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-2.83% 3 years+11.68%
3 months+2.80% 5 years+15.34%
1 year+14.37% Since inception+6.65%
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Peer Comparisonvs. Small blend

Performance 5-yr return+15.34%+19.87%
Expense ratio2.23%1.30%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.121.12
Net assets$488.9M$897.0M
Average market cap$3.2B$2.8B
Average P/E18.121.3
Portfolio turnover110%110%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyFirst Investors
Fund manager & tenureSteven Hill / 0 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$500.00


U.S. stock97.82%
Fixed income2.21%
International stock1.12%
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 Inc2.08%
WLK Westlake Chemical Corp2.03%
MTRX Matrix Service Co2.03%
SGY Stone Energy Corp1.94%
PL Protective Life Corp1.78%
URI United Rentals Inc1.76%
AVT Avnet Inc1.75%
ISIL Intersil Corporation1.75%
AFG American Financial Group Inc1.70%
WNR Western Refining Inc1.65%

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