Needham Small Cap Growth Fund Retail Class (NESGX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Small growth
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term- tax-efficient capital appreciation. Under normal conditions- the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets- plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes- in the equity securities (principally- common stock) of domestic issuers listed on a nationally recognized securities exchange or traded on the NASDAQ System that have market capitalizations not exceeding $5 billion at the time of investment.


1 month+3.93% 3 years+8.88%
3 months+0.24% 5 years+11.71%
1 year+18.50% Since inception+10.26%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small growth

Performance 5-yr return+11.71%+13.96%
Expense ratio2.36%1.28%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.820.92
Net assets$30.5M$1.1B
Average market cap$636.4M$3.4B
Average P/E--28.6
Portfolio turnover80%80%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyNeedham
Fund manager & tenureChris Retzler / 10 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$1,000.00


U.S. stock91.86%
International stock0.52%
Fixed income0.02%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Hardware 47.58%
Healthcare 14.61%
Telecommunication 8.97%
Consumer service 4.88%
Financial service 2.39%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
PDFS PDF Solutions Inc8.54%
PSTG Pure Storage Inc7.01%
AMBR Amber Road Inc6.73%
SMCI Super Micro Computer Inc4.98%
IVTY Invuity Inc4.74%
NPTN NeoPhotonics Corp4.70%
REIS Reis Inc4.56%
ASPN Aspen Aerogels Inc4.54%
FEYE FireEye Inc4.34%
FEIM Frequency Electronics Inc4.29%