Investment Objective and Strategy
The Fund’s primary investment objective is long-term growth of capital. Current income is a secondary investment objective.
To achieve the Fund’s investment objectives the Adviser invests substantially all of the Fund’s net assets in common stocks. Under normal circumstances, the Adviser expects that the Fund’s portfolio will generally consist of positions in 30 to 50 companies. The Adviser invests at least 80% of the Fund’s assets in common stocks and other equity securities of mid-sized companies. The Fund considers companies to be mid-sized if they have market capitalizations within the range of issuers represented in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. While the Fund is actively managed by the Adviser, the Adviser relies primarily on the rankings of companies by the Value Line Timeliness™ Ranking System (the “Ranking System”) in selecting securities for purchase or sale. The Adviser will determine the percentage of the Fund’s assets invested in each stock based on the stock’s relative attractiveness. The Adviser may sell securities for a variety of reasons, such as to secure gains, limit losses or redeploy assets into more promising opportunities.
Average Annual Returns as of 04/30/15
|YTD||1 Yr||3 Yr||5 Yr||10 Yr|
|Value Line Mid Cap Focused Fund||1.17%||7.88%||13.02%||14.83%||5.95%|
|Lipper Mid-Cap Growth Fund||4.71%||14.10%||14.96%||13.87%||9.75%|
|Lipper Ranking as of 04/30/15||-||388/425||283/370||89/335||233/237|
|Gross / Net Expense Ratio: 1.26%
|Gross / Net Expense Ratio: 1.26% (as of 12/31/14)
Morningstar as of 04/30/15
|Category||Mid-Cap Growth Funds|
|3 Year||of 664 Funds|
|5 Year||of 592 Funds|
|10 Year||of 447 Funds|
|Overall||of 664 Funds|
There are risks associated with investing in small and mid cap stocks, which tend to be more volatile and less liquid than stocks of large companies, including the risk of price fluctuations.
The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact the fund's short term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month end is available at vlfunds.com or by calling 800.243.2729.
You should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Value Line Funds before investing. This and other information can be found in the fund's prospectus and summary prospectus, which can be obtained free of charge from your investment representative, by calling 800.243.2729, or by clicking on the applicable fund at www.vlfunds.com. Please read it carefully before you invest or send money. The inception dates of Value Line Mutual Funds range from 1950 to 1993. Value Line Funds are distributed by EULAV Securities LLC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.
The average annual returns shown above are historical and reflect changes in share price, reinvested dividends and are net of expenses. Investment results and the principal value of an investment will vary.
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds methodology rates funds based on an enhanced Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure, which also accounts for the effects of all sales charges, loads, or redemption fees. Funds are ranked by their Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return scores and stars are assigned using the following scale: 5 stars for top 10%; 4 stars next 22.5%; 3 stars next 35%; 2 stars next 22.5%; 1 star for bottom 10%. Funds are rated for up to three periods: the trailing three-, five-, and 10-years. For a fund that does not change categories during the evaluation period, the overall rating is calculated using the following weights: At least 3 years, but less than 5 years uses 100% three-year rating. At least 5 years but less than 10 years uses 60% five-year rating / 40% three-year rating. At least 10 years uses 50% ten-year rating / 30% five-year rating / 20% three-year rating. VALSX (3yr / 4 stars / 637 funds; 5yr / 3 stars / 563; 10yr / 4 stars / 417). VLEOX (3yr / 5 stars / 637; 5yr / 4 stars / 563; 10yr / 4 stars / 417). VLIFX (3yr / 4 stars / 637; 5yr / 2 stars / 563; 10yr / 1 star / 417). VALLX (3yr / 3 stars / 1488; 5yr / 2 stars / 1308; 10yr / 2 stars / 863). VLAAX (3yr / 5 stars / 330; 5yr / 5 stars / 308; 10yr / 5stars / 123). VALIX (3 yr / 3 stars / 789; 5yr / 3 stars / 705; 10yr / 5 stars / 422). VAGIX (3yr / 5 stars /1005; 5yr / 3 stars /873; 10yr / 5 stars / 616). VLHYX (3yr / 2 stars / 221; 5yr / 1star / 207; 10yr / 1 star / 171).