Founded in 1955, Federated Investors is one of the largest
investment managers in the U.S. With more than $363.8 billion
worth of assets under management, the company has used a
disciplined approach to deliver superior value to investors.
Federated offers a wide range of products, including domestic and
international equity, fixed-income and money market funds. These
products are distributed through more than 5,700 financial
intermediaries and institutions.
Below we will share with you 5 top rated Federated mutual
funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect
these mutual funds to outperform their peers in the future. To
view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Federated funds,
investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
Federated MDT All Cap Core A
(QAACX) seeks capital growth on a long-term basis. The fund
focuses on investing in common stock issued by domestic firms.
The fund selects securities to be invested in from companies
which are part of the Russell 3000 Index. The fund has a three
year annualized return of 15.44%.
The Federated mutual fund has an expense ratio of 1.35%
compared to category average of 1.15%.
Federated Capital Income A
(CAPAX) seeks income growth on long-term basis along with current
income. It invests in equity and fixed-income securities with
high income potential. It invests in mid to large cap companies
that offer high dividend yields. Fixed income securities
purchased by the fund must have high current yields. The fund has
a three year annualized return of 8.98%.
John Nichol is the fund manager and has managed the fund since
Federated Global Allocation A
(FSTBX) invests in a variety of asset classes. These may include
both equity and fixed income securities. The fund invests heavily
in foreign investments. It may also invest in the U.S. However,
it must invest in a minimum of three countries at any given time.
The fund has a three year annualized return of 7.96%.
As of September 2013, this Federated mutual fund held 600
issues, with 10.25% of its total assets invested in Federated
Federated MDT Mid Cap Growth Strategies A
(FGSAX) seeks capital growth. The fund focuses on purchasing
common stocks issues by domestic mid cap companies. These stocks
must have the potential to deliver appreciable growth. These
companies must be similar in size to those which are part of the
Russell Midcap Growth Index. The fund has a three year annualized
return of 11.48%.
The Federated mutual fund has an expense ratio of 1.22%
compared to category average of 1.33%.
Federated Prudent Bear A
(BEARX) invests in short term liquid securities to hedge against
its obligations related to outstanding short positions. It seeks
to grow capital by taking long positions on equity securities
which are attractively priced relative to their underlying value.
The fund has a three year annualized return of -16.63%.
P. Ryan Bend is the fund manager and has managed the fund
To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Federated
mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list
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