- Midcap value fund using indepth analysis to identify companies with strong fundamentals at attractive valuations
- Steady and disciplined strategy targets stocks with sturdy balance sheets, healthy cash flows, and a plan for increasing shareholder value
- Investment approach seeks competitive returns with low volatility in both bull and bear markets
Pioneer Mid Cap Value Fund manager's commentary
The Fund seeks capital appreciation by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of mid-sized companies that offer the growth potential of small companies, yet the relative stability of larger ones. It is managed with a value orientation through fundamental research to find quality stocks that Pioneer believes are under-valued, but possess a catalyst for appreciation.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"Our goal is to invest in undervalued mid cap companies experiencing positive change. With this in mind, we look for improving fundamentals, management teams with an effective plan for increasing shareholder value, or an unidentified catalyst to propel the stock higher."
A WORD ABOUT RISK
Investments in mid-sized companies may offer the potential for higher returns, but are also subject to greater short-term price fluctuations than larger, more established companies. Investing in foreign and/or emerging market securities involves risks relating to interest rates, currency exchange rates, economic, and political conditions. At times, the Fund's investments may represent industries or industry sectors that are interrelated or have common risks, making it more susceptible to any economic, political, or regulatory developments or other risks affecting those industries and sectors. These risks may increase share price volatility.
As of April 30, 2013
|Class||A Shares||B Shares||C Shares||R Shares||Y Shares*|
Performance Inception Date
|Total Net Assets (millions)||$826.3||$19.5||$62.2||$28.4||$113.2|
|Initial Minimum Investment||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$0||$5,000,000|
|Gross Expense Ratio||1.09%||2.30%||1.94%||1.38%||0.69%|
Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
As of April 30, 2013
P/E refers to the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. Reflects weighted average of trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratios of portfolio holdings.
Market Capitalization reflects the total U.S.-denominated portion of the portfolio.
Turnover Ratio is the percentage of a fund's assets that have changed over the course of a given time period, usually a year. Mutual funds with higher turnover ratios tend to have higher expenses.
Ned Shadek, Jr., Portfolio Manager
Mr. Shadek, a senior vice president, joined Pioneer in January 2012 and has over 20 years of investment experience.
Timothy Horan, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Horan is a vice president and joined Pioneer in 2005. He has been an investment professional since 1997.
Effective January 22, 2013, Edward (Ned) T. Shadek, Jr., joined Timothy Horan as a Portfolio Manager of this fund, replacing Rod Wright.
|Not FDIC insured||May lose value||No bank guarantee|
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