Principal Dividend Yield Fund(HDS)

Principal Dividend Yield Fund(HDS)
Dividend Yearly
1.22  (As on 17-12-2020)
Equity - Index
52-week NAV high
66.32  (As on 04-01-2021)
52-week NAV low
37.83  (As on 23-03-2020)
2.58%  (As on 30-11-2020)


1 mnth 3 mnth 6 mnth 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 4 yr 5 yr 10 yr
Fund Returns 6.13 20.92 30.31 22.13 13.93 6.43 14.78 14.04 -
Scheme Details
Fund Type
Open Ended
Investment Plan
Launch Date
Oct 15, 2004
Last Dividend
Minimum Investment

Principal Mutual Fund managed by the Principal PNB Asset Management Company is known for the comprehensive and innovative solutions that it provides to the retail and institutional investors. With 102 investor centers and more than 20,000 empanelled distributors spread across the nation, this fund house serves more than 4 lakh investors. The main intent of the company is to provide long-term financial solutions and high returns to the investors for helping them build wealth over a very long period of time.

Principal Dividend Yield Fund - Half Yearly Dividend Sweep is an open-ended equity scheme which chiefly makes investments in the stocks of high-dividend yielding companies. Under this scheme, customers can either go for the Direct plan or can subscribe to the Regular plan as per their convenience. Both of these plans carry 2 investment options - Growth and Dividend from which the unitholders can choose anyone based on their investment objective. Under the Half Yearly Dividend plan, the fund offers Payout, Reinvestment, and Sweep facilities. By choosing the sweep option, the investors get the freedom to invest their dividend payout in some other scheme of the same fund.

Investment Objective of Principal Dividend Yield Fund

The main intention of the Principal Dividend Yield Fund is to produce dividend as well as a long-term capital appreciation for the unitholders by making investments in a well-designed portfolio of equity and equity-linked instruments of companies which have the potential of yielding high dividends.

Key Features of Principal Dividend Yield Fund

Being loaded with a number of features this scheme is considered to be one of the best investment options by the investors. The major attributes of this fund are as follows:

Type of fund

It is an open-ended equity scheme which chiefly makes investments in dividend yielding stocks of companies

Plans available

  • Regular Plan
  • Direct Plan

Options under each plan

  • Growth Option
  • Half Yearly Dividend Option
  • Payout
  • Reinvestment
  • Sweep


Moderately high

Systematic Investment Plan


Systematic Transfer Plan


Regular Withdrawal Plan


Investment Amount for Principal Dividend Yield Fund

Minimum application amount

New investor - Rs.5,000

Existing investor - Rs.1,000

Minimum additional investment

Any amount

Minimum installment for Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)

Rs.500 for a minimum of 12 installments

Minimum installment for Systematic Transfer Plan (STP)

Rs.1,000 for a minimum of 6 installments

Minimum installment for Regular Withdrawal Plan (RWP)

Rs.500 for a minimum of 6 installments

Entry Load

Not applicable

Exit Load

  • 1% - In case the units of the scheme are redeemed on or before a holding period of 1 year starting from the date of allotment.
  • Nil – In case the units of the scheme are redeemed after a holding period of 1 year starting from the date of allotment.

Asset Allocation for Principal Dividend Yield Fund


Allocations (Percentage of total assets)

Risk Profile

Equity and equity-related instruments of companies with a high dividend yield

65% to 100%


Debt and money market instruments which include cash, units of debt, and liquid mutual fund schemes

0% to 35%

Low to medium

NAV - The redemption or switch-out of units under this investment plan is based on the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the units for the particular working day and this is why the company has to compute the NAV on an everyday basis. After its computation, the NAV is sent for publication in 2 daily newspapers with nationwide circulation. Along with that as mandated by SEBI, the NAV will also be updated on the official website of the asset management company at along with the official website of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) at by 9:00 p.m. by the evening of every business day.

Benchmark Index - Nifty Dividend Opportunities 50 Index is the benchmark index of the Principal Dividend Yield Fund - Half Yearly Dividend Sweep. the achievements of this fund are assessed against the performance of this index.

Principal Dividend Yield Fund - Half Yearly Dividend Sweep Fund Manager

Mr. Dhimant Shah is the fund manager of the Principal Dividend Yield Fund- Half Yearly Dividend Sweep. He has been handling the fund since December 2011. With his immense experience and expertise in this domain, he strategically guides the investors and tries to get the best returns for them from their investment.

Why Should You Invest in Principal Dividend Yield Fund - Half Yearly Dividend Sweep?

Owing to the varied benefits that this fund offers, this fund is a popular one among the investors. Here are the reasons for investing in this fund:

  • Multiple options: This scheme offers multiple investment options for the investors to choose as per their requirement. You will not only have the option of choosing between direct and regular plan but also you can go for any one of the growth and dividend investment options. Moreover, customers who select the dividend option will again get 3 different options such as payout, reinvestment, and sweep option.
  • Yields high amount of dividend: Since this mutual fund scheme invests its portfolio corpus in the high dividend-yielding stocks of renowned companies, it is ideal for investors who are interested in investing in equity and equity-linked instruments for deriving high returns.
  • Professional guidance: The fund being looked after by a professional fund manager, there are high chances that the investors will get optimum results due to effective investment strategies implemented by the manager.

Various additional benefits: SIP, STP, and RWP facilities are some other facilities that are offered by this scheme for the convenience of the customers. These additional benefits make this scheme a highly preferable option for the investors.

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