American Funds The Growth Fund of America� Class F-1

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Performance

Trailing returns

1 day
   
-0.61%  
1 week
   
-1.44%  
4 week   +1.11%
   
3 month   +2.35%
   
YTD   +6.97%
   
1 year   +17.99%
   
3 years*   +19.87%
   
5 years*   +14.37%
   
*annualized
Best 3 month return+26.89%  
Worst 3 month return-33.38%  

Morningstar statistics

Morningstar category: Large Growth
  Return Risk Rating
3 years Above Average Below Average
5 years Average Below Average
10 years Above Average Below Average
Overall Above Average Below Average
Morningstar style  Learn more
      Large
      Mid
      Small
Value Blend Growth  

Key statistics

Total assets145.20B 
Front load-  
Deferred load-  
Expense ratio0.71%  
Management fee-  
Fund familyAmerican Funds 

Asset allocation

Cash8.07%  
Stocks88.46%  
Bonds0.05%  
Other3.43%  

Purchase information

Initial$250  
Additional$50  
IRA Initial$250  
AIP Initial$0  
AIP Additional$50  
46.12-0.01(-0.02%)
Sep 17, 4:00PM EDT Overall Morningstar RatingTM

Description

The investment seeks growth of capital. The fund invests primarily in common stocks and seeks to invest in companies that appear to offer superior opportunities for growth of capital. It may invest a portion of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States. The investment adviser uses a system of multiple portfolio counselors in managing the fund's assets. Under this approach, the portfolio of the fund is divided into segments managed by individual counselors who decide how their respective segments will be invested.
Fund filings (PDF) »
Asset managers:
Michael Kerr (Started: Nov 1, 1998)
Barry Crosthwaite (Started: Nov 1, 2007)
Donald O'Neal (Started: Nov 1, 1993)
James Terrile (Started: Nov 1, 2008)
Bradley Vogt (Started: Nov 1, 2008)
James Rothenberg (Started: Nov 1, 1988)
Martin Romo (Started: Nov 1, 2010)
Carl Kawaja (Started: Nov 1, 2010)
Donnalisa Barnum (Started: Nov 1, 2001)
J. Frank (Started: Nov 1, 2001)
Gregg Ireland (Started: Nov 1, 2004)
Ronald Morrow (Started: Nov 1, 2004)
Advisor Company:
Capital Research and Management Company
Fund family reports on Morningstar »
American Funds, 4 Embarcadero Center P.O. Box 7650, San Francisco, CA 94120, USA

Risk

  1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years  
Alpha* -0.71 -0.94 -1.33 1.01
Beta* 1.02 1.04 1.02 0.98
Mean annual return 1.91 1.61 1.30 0.84
R-squared* 75.92 90.06 94.26 92.47
Standard deviation 9.85 12.66 13.86 15.03
Sharpe ratio 2.32 1.52 1.12 0.56
* Against standard index

Top 10 holdings

Security Net Assets  
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) 4.19%  
Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) 3.63%  
Google Inc Class C (GOOG) 2.03%  
EOG Resources Inc (EOG) 1.98%  
Google Inc Class A (GOOGL) 1.91%  
Home Depot Inc (HD) 1.75%  
Comcast Corp Class A (CMCSA) 1.59%  
UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) 1.44%  
Oracle Corporation (ORCL) 1.32%  
Apple Inc (AAPL) 1.26%