3 Strong Buy Hartford Mutual Funds For Great Returns

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG - Free Report) was founded in 1810 and is recognized as a renowned insurance company in the U.S. The company believes that “human-centric investing can create solutions and advisor tools that not only strengthen bottom lines, but strengthen advisor-client relationships by helping investors better realize their true life goals.”

Hartford Funds – a segment of Hartford Financial Services – has total assets of $87.1 billion under management (as of March 31, 2017). The company claims that it manages more than 55 funds across a wide range of styles and asset classes.

Below we share with you three top-ranked Hartford 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 Hartford funds.

Hartford Growth Opportunities HLS Fund IB (HBGOX - Free Report) seeks growth of capital. HBGOX primarily invests in a wide portfolio of common stocks issued by companies of mid to large capitalization stocks across a broad range of industries. Hartford Growth Opportunities HLS Fund IB has returned 17% over the last one-year period.

HBGOX has an expense ratio of 0.90% compared with the category average of 1.14%.   

Hartford Healthcare HLS Fund IA (HIAHX - Free Report) invests the lion’s share of its assets in equity securities of companies engaged in the health care industry. These companies are located globally including the United States. HIAHX may invest in securities issued by companies of any market capitalization. The fund seeks appreciation of capital for the long run. Hartford Healthcare HLS Fund IA has returned 14.3% over the last one-year period.

As of April 2017, HIAHX held 88 issues, with 5.81% of its assets invested in
UnitedHealth Group Inc.   

Hartford Global Growth HLS Fund IA (HIALX - Free Report) seeks capital appreciation. HIALX invests heavily in common stocks issued by growth companies. The fund may diversify its investments in securities of issuers based in different countries, including the United States. The fund may also invest almost one-fourth of its assets in securities of companies located in emerging markets. Hartford Global Growth HLS Fund IA has returned 19.6% over the last one-year period.

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