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ACAAX Alger Capital Appreciation A

  • Fund
  • ACAAX
  • Price as of: Nov 22, 2017
  • $26.26
  • - $0.02
  • - 0.08%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

ACAAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 30.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 16.4%
  • Net Assets $2.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 44.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.26
$19.87
$26.28

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.22%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.25%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 103.80%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 30.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.02%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Alger Capital Appreciation Fund
  • Fund Family Name Alger
  • Inception Date Dec 31, 1996
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Patrick Kelly

Fund Description

The fund invests at least 85% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies of any market capitalization that Fred Alger Management, Inc. believes demonstrate promising growth potential. It can leverage, that is, borrow money to buy additional securities. The fund can invest in foreign securities.

ACAAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ACAAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 30.9% -97.0% 36.5% 14.47% 1
1 Yr 29.8% -52.0% 75.7% 11.47% 1
3 Yr 12.2% * -15.1% 30.2% 20.79% 2
5 Yr 16.4% * -3.3% 20.4% 17.04% 1
10 Yr 8.5% * 0.6% 12.6% 19.00% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ACAAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.5% -56.6% 121.2% 44.69% 3
2015 -1.8% -40.3% 11.4% 33.29% 2
2014 -2.2% -30.1% 42.9% 66.76% 4
2013 25.5% -11.8% 56.4% 55.67% 3
2012 16.5% -21.6% 29.1% 22.36% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ACAAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 30.9% -97.0% 36.5% 14.53% 1
1 Yr 23.0% -71.3% 2606.2% 41.56% 3
3 Yr 10.2% * -21.9% 43.7% 44.30% 3
5 Yr 15.2% * -4.4% 20.4% 32.33% 2
10 Yr 7.9% * 0.0% 12.6% 31.04% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ACAAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.5% -56.6% 126.1% 48.12% 3
2015 -1.8% -17.8% 28.8% 83.93% 5
2014 -2.2% -10.0% 382.6% 95.66% 5
2013 25.5% -2.9% 615.0% 92.85% 5
2012 16.5% -100.0% 357.8% 80.30% 5

NAV & Total Return History

ACAAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Aug 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

ACAAX Category Low Category High ACAAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 2.8 B 373 K 169 B 9.45% 2
Number of Holdings 98 1 2176 8.23% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 1.23 B 0 42.4 B 7.65% 2
Weighting of Top 10 44.4% 0.0% 150.9% 8.35% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 6.92%
  2. Facebook Inc A 5.10%
  3. Alphabet Inc C 4.94%
  4. Visa Inc Class A 3.79%
  5. Amazon.com Inc 6.92%
  6. Microsoft Corp 6.12%
  7. Honeywell International Inc 2.41%
  8. Broadcom Ltd 2.89%
  9. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.57%
  10. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 2.74%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High ACAAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.58% 0.00% 105.74% 7.90% 2
Cash
1.07% -5.74% 100.00% 17.03% 3
Preferred Stocks
0.32% 0.00% 5.84% 3.47% 1
Other
0.03% -4.38% 24.55% 9.00% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.68% 0.96% 5
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 77.09% 4.05% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ACAAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
38.20% -1.29% 54.16% 2.70% 1
Consumer Cyclical
19.18% -2.22% 35.09% 7.39% 1
Healthcare
14.34% -1.03% 95.08% 17.54% 3
Financial Services
9.59% -2.38% 37.27% 22.81% 4
Industrials
5.32% -0.37% 26.97% 25.84% 5
Consumer Defense
3.58% -1.43% 23.04% 22.24% 4
Communication Services
3.48% 0.00% 14.37% 10.28% 2
Basic Materials
2.35% -1.18% 21.47% 13.95% 3
Energy
1.44% -1.24% 16.17% 17.42% 3
Real Estate
1.09% -0.02% 11.06% 11.38% 2
Utilities
0.00% -0.18% 10.82% 10.03% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High ACAAX % Rank Quintile
US
92.81% 0.00% 101.47% 15.55% 3
Non US
5.77% 0.00% 90.05% 14.85% 3

ACAAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ACAAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.22% 0.00% 24.91% 11.39% 3
Management Fee 0.78% 0.00% 1.50% 2.06% 5
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.25% 3
Administrative Fee 0.03% 0.00% 1.00% 4.10% 1

Sales Fees

ACAAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ACAAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.25% 1.50% 8.50% 1.97% 2
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

ACAAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ACAAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 0.05% 5.00% 1.31% 5

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

ACAAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High ACAAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 103.80% 0.00% 601.00% 3.73% 5

ACAAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ACAAX Category Low Category High ACAAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.83% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ACAAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

ACAAX Category Low Category High ACAAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.02% -13.37% 3.70% 11.13% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

ACAAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

ACAAX - Managers

Patrick Kelly

Manager

Start Date

Sep 30, 2004

Tenure

13.09

Tenure Rank

3.2%

Patrick Kelly is Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Head of Alger Capital Appreciation and Spectra Strategies. He is Portfolio Manager of the Alger Capital Appreciation, Alger Capital Appreciation Focus, Alger Spectra, and Alger Dynamic strategies. He joined Alger in 1999. Previously, Patrick was an investment banking analyst with SG Cowen. He began his career at Alger as a Research Associate and completed Alger’s in-house analyst training program. In early 2001, Patrick was promoted to Associate Analyst and Assistant Vice President, and in September of 2001 he was promoted to Senior Analyst, responsible for the Technology sector. Patrick was named portfolio manager of the Alger Capital Appreciation and Alger Spectra strategies in September 2004, and was named as head of the strategies in 2015. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University. Patrick is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.


Ankur Crawford

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2015

Tenure

2.42

Tenure Rank

12.8%

Ankur Crawford, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President, Senior Analyst, and Portfolio Manager of the Alger Capital Appreciation, Alger Spectra, and Alger Mid Cap Growth strategies. Ankur joined Alger in September 2004. She began her career at Alger as a Research Associate and completed Alger’s in-house analyst training program. Over the next several years, Ankur was promoted to Associate Analyst, Analyst, and then ultimately to Senior Analyst. Ankur also became a portfolio manager to the Alger Mid Cap Growth strategies in 2010. In 2015, Ankur was named a portfolio manager of the Alger Capital Appreciation and Alger Spectra strategies. Prior to joining Alger, she earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Ankur was an awardee of the prestigious Intel Corporation Ph.D. Fellowship Program and worked as an engineer with Intel. Previously, she was a summer analyst with Merrill Lynch. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.8

Category Average

7.53

Category Mode

2.8