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AIVSX American Funds Invmt Co of Amer A

  • Fund
  • AIVSX
  • Price as of: Jul 24, 2017
  • $39.61
  • - $0.11
  • - 0.28%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

AIVSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 14.1%
  • Net Assets $86.9 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 23.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$39.61
$35.32
$39.74

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.59%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 25.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 9.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.86%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Investment Company of America®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Jan 02, 1934
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Joyce E. Gordon

Fund Description

The American Funds Investment Company of America Fund Class A (AIVSX) is one of the nation’s oldest mutual funds. AIVSX is actively managed and bets on large-cap American “blue-chip” stocks designed to represent the entire U.S. economy. AIVSX’s main mandate is to provide capital growth, with income generation as a secondary objective. However, the fund looks towards future dividend growth rather than current big distribution pay-outs when selecting its portfolio.

While expenses are low, sales loads move the fund into the high-cost category. Given its mandate of holding the bluest of America’s blue-chips, the fund makes a great core position. It is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

AIVSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 9.3% -92.6% 35.5% 52.28% 3
1 Yr 15.7% -51.7% 40.6% 14.93% 1
3 Yr 8.2% * -14.4% 16.8% 7.92% 1
5 Yr 14.1% * -0.5% 18.7% 8.15% 1
10 Yr 6.4% * -0.4% 10.8% 8.08% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 8.6% -37.7% 186.3% 23.56% 2
2015 -10.0% -46.9% 11.2% 67.78% 4
2014 1.0% -51.7% 38.1% 62.38% 4
2013 21.7% -88.0% 42.8% 69.31% 4
2012 11.3% -100.0% 25.9% 58.71% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 9.3% -92.6% 35.5% 52.16% 3
1 Yr 9.1% -52.5% 142.7% 57.80% 3
3 Yr 6.0% * -7.4% 57.6% 55.01% 3
5 Yr 12.8% * -0.5% 18.7% 76.50% 4
10 Yr 5.8% * -0.4% 10.8% 61.27% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 10.0% -36.6% 190.6% 16.45% 1
2015 -1.7% -40.3% 20.1% 52.18% 3
2014 15.3% -24.8% 100.1% 23.29% 2
2013 49.9% -93.4% 1119.1% 16.81% 1
2012 27.7% -100.0% 282.8% 16.50% 1

NAV & Total Return History

AIVSX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 86.9 B 9.87 K 581 B 0.57% 1
Number of Holdings 271 1 3780 6.98% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 19.5 B 13.1 K 89.3 B 0.65% 1
Weighting of Top 10 23.8% 2.2% 269.3% 23.17% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Amgen Inc 2.61%
  2. Verizon Communications Inc 2.21%
  3. Philip Morris International Inc 2.95%
  4. Altria Group Inc 1.94%
  5. AbbVie Inc 4.40%
  6. Oracle Corp 2.21%
  7. Texas Instruments Inc 1.79%
  8. Union Pacific Corp 1.74%
  9. Amazon.com Inc 2.22%
  10. Apple Inc 1.71%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
89.88% 0.00% 136.78% 23.55% 5
Cash
4.55% -114.79% 132.07% 8.13% 1
Other
4.00% -81.75% 100.00% 1.37% 1
Bonds
0.93% -38.55% 114.63% 5.60% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.65% -0.38% 88.99% 2.09% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 78.50% 2.09% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Technology
16.40% 0.00% 58.75% 19.75% 4
Healthcare
13.79% 0.00% 33.17% 14.35% 3
Consumer Defense
11.43% 0.00% 55.08% 4.90% 1
Consumer Cyclical
11.21% 0.00% 47.61% 14.56% 3
Financial Services
10.42% 0.00% 64.31% 26.75% 5
Energy
8.43% -3.32% 26.02% 5.77% 1
Industrials
8.33% -0.07% 37.01% 23.65% 5
Communication Services
4.15% -0.78% 17.25% 6.49% 2
Basic Materials
4.08% -0.30% 24.95% 8.44% 2
Utilities
1.63% -2.21% 32.10% 14.78% 4
Real Estate
0.00% -29.98% 11.80% 19.25% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
US
78.10% 0.00% 112.66% 27.99% 5
Non US
11.78% -1.33% 92.21% 6.26% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
5.08% -114.84% 131.77% 7.29% 1
Corporate
0.65% 0.00% 93.20% 6.43% 1
Government
0.40% -38.55% 76.37% 4.62% 1
Derivative
0.00% -61.02% 46.77% 1.23% 5
Securitized
0.00% -3.93% 54.48% 3.32% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 65.19% 2.02% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
US
0.93% -38.55% 95.09% 5.54% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 35.88% 4.60% 5

AIVSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.59% 0.02% 303.36% 18.96% 1
Management Fee 0.24% 0.00% 2.25% 5.89% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.23% 0.00% 1.00% 2.43% 2
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.45% 6.16% 1

Sales Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AIVSX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.43% 5
Deferred Load N/A 0.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AIVSX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.00% 2.00% N/A N/A

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.

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AIVSX Rank Quintile
Turnover 25.00% 0.00% 1754.00% 12.40% 2

AIVSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.6% 0.00% 11.20% 9.09% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.86% -2.05% 3.78% 5.05% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

AIVSX - Managers

Joyce E. Gordon

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2001

Tenure

16.5

Tenure Rank

1.7%

Joyce E. Gordon is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 36 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 41 years. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, she covered thrifts, banking, and paper & forest products companies. She holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in business finance from the University of Southern California. Joyce is based in Los Angeles.


James B. Lovelace

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 1992

Tenure

25.35

Tenure Rank

0.5%

James B. Lovelace is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 35 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Jim covered beverages & tobacco, restaurants & lodging, household products and personal care companies. Jim began his career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in philosophy from Swarthmore College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Jim is based in Los Angeles.


Christopher D. Buchbinder

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2007

Tenure

10.34

Tenure Rank

3.9%

Christopher D. Buchbinder is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 21 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. telecommunication services, autos, and auto parts & equipment companies. He began his career as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the Capital organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Brown University graduating cum laude. Chris is based in San Francisco.


Barry S. Crosthwaite

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2013

Tenure

4.5

Tenure Rank

8.3%

Barry S. Crosthwaite is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 20 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. electrical equipment/appliances, global energy equipment, and oil field services & drilling companies, as well as North American communications & networking equipment companies. Barry holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Occidental College graduating magna cum laude. Barry is based in San Francisco.


Donald D. O'Neal

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 1992

Tenure

25.35

Tenure Rank

0.5%

Donald D. O’Neal is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 31 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered chemical, environmental service and aerospace & defense companies. Don holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from University of California, Los Angeles graduating summa cum laude. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Don is based in San Francisco.


Eric S. Richter

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2008

Tenure

9.34

Tenure Rank

4.4%

Eric S. Richter is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 18 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Eric covered electrical equipment, chemicals and miscellaneous companies with high dividend yields. Prior to joining Capital, he was a senior investment officer for Boatmen’s Trust Co. and an investment research analyst for Boatmen’s National Bank in St. Louis. Eric holds a doctorate in law from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in art history from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Eric is based in Washington, D.C.


Bradley J. Vogt

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2015

Tenure

2.17

Tenure Rank

11.2%

Bradley J. Vogt is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is chairman of Capital Research Company. and serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. Brad has 29 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered environmental services, U.S. telecommunications and cable & satellite TV companies. Brad began his career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics and economics from Wesleyan University. Brad is based in Washington, D.C.


Grant L. Cambridge

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2014

Tenure

3.33

Tenure Rank

9.8%

Grant L. Cambridge is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered insurance, airlines, air freight, home builders, asset managers and software companies, as well as small- and mid-cap companies. Prior to joining Capital, he worked for BTM Capital, a subsidiary of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in Boston. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree from Suffolk University and a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College. Grant is based in Los Angeles.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

81.7

Category Average

6.08

Category Mode

2.5