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3 Best Large-Cap Value Mutual Funds to Buy Now

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Investors interested in safer returns from stocks available at discounted prices may consider large-cap value mutual funds. While large-cap funds usually provide safer options than small- or mid-cap funds, mutual funds investing in value stocks have the potential to deliver higher returns and exhibit lower volatility than their growth and blend counterparts.

Large-cap funds generally invest in securities of companies with market capitalization of more than $10 billion. These funds have exposure to large-cap stocks that are expected to provide a long-term performance history and assure more stability than mid or small caps.

Value funds, on the other hand, generally invest in stocks that tend to trade at a price lower than their fundamentals (i.e. earnings, book value and debt-equity) and pay out dividends. Value stocks are expected to outperform the growth ones across all asset classes when considered on a long-term investment horizon and are less susceptible to trending markets.

Below we share with you three top-rated, large-cap value mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of large-cap value mutual funds, their Zacks Rank and past performance.

JPMorgan Large Cap Value C (OLVCX - Free Report) invests a large portion of its assets in securities of large-cap companies that include common stocks and debt and preferred stocks that can be converted to common stock. Large-cap companies are those that have market capitalization equivalent to those listed on the Russell 1000 Value Index at the time of purchase. OLVCX offers dividends quarterly and capital gains annually. JPMorgan Large Cap Value C has a three-year annualized return of 7.8%.

Scott Blasdell is the fund manager since 2013.

Commerce Value (CFVLX - Free Report) seeks capital appreciation. CFVLX invests a minimum of 65% of its assets in common stocks. The fund’s investments include companies with an impressive earnings growth track record that are believed to pay out dividends. CFVLX may invest a notable portion of its assets in securities of companies from the financial sector. Commerce Value has a three-year annualized return of 7.3%.

CFVLX has an expense ratio of 0.70% compared with the category average of 1.15%.

MFS Value I (MEIIX - Free Report) seeks capital growth over the long run. MEIIX generally invests in equity securities including common stocks and other securities that represent an ownership interest. Though MEIIX primarily invests in value companies having a large capitalization, it may also invest in small- and mid-cap companies. MFS Value I has a three-year annualized return of 8.7%.

As of September 2016, MEIIX held 102 issues with 4.38% of its assets invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all large-cap value mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

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