American Funds The Growth Fund of America� Class A

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Performance

Trailing returns

1 day   +0.33%
   
1 week   +0.44%
   
4 week   +2.35%
   
3 month   +2.12%
   
YTD   +7.26%
   
1 year   +10.41%
   
3 years*   +19.29%
   
5 years*   +15.63%
   
*annualized
Best 3 month return+26.95%  
Worst 3 month return-33.39%  

Morningstar statistics

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

Key statistics

Total assets146.35B 
Front load5.75%  
Deferred load-  
Expense ratio0.66%  
Management fee-  
Fund familyAmerican Funds 

Asset allocation

Cash5.73%  
Stocks92.31%  
Bonds0.39%  
Other1.56%  

Purchase information

Initial$250  
Additional$50  
IRA Initial$250  
AIP Initial$250  
AIP Additional$50  
45.780.00(0.00%)
Jul 31, 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)
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)
Lawrence Solomon (Started: May 1, 2010)
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* 1.51 2.80 -0.81 0.66
Beta* 0.88 0.92 1.01 0.98
Mean annual return 0.68 1.49 1.34 0.77
R-squared* 91.78 84.04 92.49 92.45
Standard deviation 8.55 8.54 12.58 14.99
Sharpe ratio 0.95 2.08 1.28 0.52
* Against standard index

Top 10 holdings

Security Net Assets  
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) 5.10%  
Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) 2.88%  
UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) 2.08%  
Home Depot Inc (HD) 1.95%  
Avago Technologies Ltd (AVGO) 1.88%  
Amgen Inc (AMGN) 1.68%  
Google Inc Class C Capital Stock (GOOG) 1.66%  
Comcast Corp Class A (CMCSA) 1.51%  
Google Inc Class A (GOOGL) 1.42%  
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ALXN) 1.38%