PHBLX : VIRTUS BALANCED FD A

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ZACKS RANK: 1 - STRONG BUY

Ticker: PHBLX
Manager: Team Managed
Manager Since: NA
NAV (07/29/2014): 15.69
Objective: Allocation Balanced
Peer: BA LV
Net Assets ($mil): 570.78
Inception: 12/31/1975
PHBLX : Description

The fund was incepted in September 1970 and is managed by Phoenix Investment Counsel. The fund seeks long-term capital growth and current income from a balanced investment of stocks, bonds and money market securities. Under normal market circumstances, the fund invests at least 65% of its total assets in common stocks and fixed income securities of both U.S. and foreign issuers. The fund distributes dividends quarterly and capital gains annually.

PHBLX : Composition - 07/14
Stocks 59.04%
Foreign Stocks 11.00%
Cash 4.14%
Bonds 37.71%
Foreign Bonds 1.81%
Preferred 0.82%
Convertible 0.09%
Other -1.80%
Foreign Hedged 0.00%
Composition Horizontal Bar Chart
PHBLX : Style Analysis - 07/14
Large Growth 10.79%
Large Value 36.67%
Small Growth 0.00%
Small Value 0.00%
Foreign Stock 10.79%
Emerging Market 0.00%
Precious Metals 0.00%
Intermediate Bond 10.35%
High Yield Bond 0.00%
Foreign Bond 20.28%
Style Analysis Horizontal Bar Chart
PHBLX : Risk Analysis
Beta v. S&P 500 0.73
Beta v. EAFE 0.07
Beta v. Barclays Agg Bond 0.66
Alpha 3 Yr -2.60
Alpha 5 Yr -1.03
R-Sq 3 Yr 0.89
R-Sq 5 Yr 0.91
Std Dev 3 Yr 10.06
Std Dev 5 Yr 10.25
Sharpe 3 Yr 1.02
Sharpe 5 Yr 1.26
PHBLX : Fees
Expense Ratio 1.10
% Max Load 5.75
% Min Load 0.00
% Deferred Load NA
% Redemption NA
% Max 12 B1 Fee 0.25
% Max Mgt Fee 0.55
PHBLX : Purchase Choices:
Min Initial Investment 2500
Min Subsequent Investment 100
PHBLX : Returns Analysis - Annual

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  2004200520062007200820092010201120122013YTD
NAV ($) 14.9714.5514.6214.1410.1412.2013.4013.3814.8015.1915.69
Total Return (%) 7.161.4712.755.87-25.8223.3711.821.4712.0915.466.03
Annual Dividend Yield (%) 2.001.882.052.193.332.081.561.511.231.681.66
Relative Performance
Rel Performance-S&P500(%) -37.04-34.16-30.413.76111.88-30.42-32.41-6.20-38.99-169.13-10.79
Rel Performance-Obj.Ret.(%) -15.63-31.6321.211.759.54-6.552.1116.086.38-2.1410.58
Ret.Quintile vs Obj(1 is best) 45133332341
Turnover, Yields, and Gains
Fund Assets Net($mil) 926926970919693593566513566552571
Annual Turnover (%) 68.0028.0078.0054.0042.0091.00111.00118.00109.0070.0057.00
Annual Dividend Paid ($) 0.330.290.340.350.360.270.220.210.190.290.14
Annual Capital Gains Paid($) 0.610.341.420.980.050.000.000.000.001.470.38
PHBLX : Returns Analysis - Trailing Total Return
  1 Month 3 Month 6 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year 15 Year 20 Year
Total Return (through 07/14) 1.51% 3.28% 6.03% 6.03% 19.54% 9.84% 12.46% 6.14% 5.07% 7.34%
Ret. Percentile vs. Obj. (1 is best) 38 58 19 19 9 44 44 53 43 57
PHBLX : Stock Portfolio Snapshot - 07/14
Average Price/Earnings 30.84
Average Price/Book 4.00
Average EPS Growth 10.33
Average Market Value 75,931.00
PHBLX : Stock Sector Breakout - 07/14
Stock Sector Breakout
PHBLX : Top Holdings - 07/14
Name Weight Shares
MACYS INC 1.00 104,000
CF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS INC 0.98 23,100
UNION PACIFIC CORP 0.98 32,000
FIFTH THIRD BANCORP 0.95 255,000
US BANCORP 0.93 133,000
ZIMMER HOLDINGS INC 0.94 61,000
FREEPORT MCMORAN COPPER & GOL 0.93 173,000
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC 0.93 46,000
EMC CORP 0.95 212,000