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AIVSX American Funds Invmt Co of Amer A

  • Fund
  • AIVSX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $36.74
  • + $0.01
  • + 0.03%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

AIVSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 10.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.6%
  • Net Assets $78.5 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 26.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$36.74
$30.55
$37.26

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.58%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 30.00%

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 10.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.79%
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 10.1% -82.7% 66.9% 2.96% 1
1 Yr 6.2% -18.8% 20.8% 11.34% 1
3 Yr 11.0% * -3.8% 21.2% 9.51% 1
5 Yr 12.6% * -1.7% 21.8% 29.51% 2
10 Yr 6.9% * 0.6% 11.3% 44.22% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -10.0% -58.7% 5.7% 71.11% 4
2014 1.0% 0.2% 11.5% 86.67% 5
2013 21.7% 12.5% 31.1% 86.67% 5
2012 11.3% 9.2% 16.4% 66.67% 4
2011 -3.8% -3.8% 5.9% 93.33% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 10.1% -82.7% 66.9% 3.01% 1
1 Yr 0.1% -21.2% 20.8% 54.87% 3
3 Yr 8.8% * -3.8% 21.2% 44.19% 3
5 Yr 11.3% * -1.7% 21.8% 50.32% 3
10 Yr 6.3% * 0.6% 11.3% 59.17% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -10.0% -58.7% 5.7% 71.20% 4
2014 2.2% 2.0% 13.2% 93.33% 5
2013 36.4% 23.2% 39.5% 20.00% 1
2012 18.8% 11.6% 23.6% 13.33% 1
2011 -2.1% -2.1% 8.0% 100.00% 5

NAV & Total Return History

AIVSX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 78.5 B 9.87 K 458 B 0.50% 1
Number of Holdings 270 1 3780 7.05% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 18.9 B -18.9 K 63.6 B 0.50% 1
Weighting of Top 10 26.5% 0.0% 299.6% 18.42% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Amgen Inc 4.24%
  2. Verizon Communications Inc 3.21%
  3. Philip Morris International Inc 2.92%
  4. Altria Group Inc 2.00%
  5. AbbVie Inc 3.90%
  6. Oracle Corp 2.40%
  7. Texas Instruments Inc 2.28%
  8. Union Pacific Corp 1.93%
  9. Amazon.com Inc 2.07%
  10. Accenture PLC A 1.52%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
90.46% -0.95% 136.86% 22.40% 5
Cash
5.28% -98.69% 132.07% 7.70% 1
Other
3.52% -81.75% 100.00% 1.37% 1
Bonds
0.46% -37.58% 98.94% 4.95% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.28% 0.00% 10.32% 1.73% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 85.35% 1.80% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Healthcare
16.04% 0.00% 29.64% 7.68% 2
Technology
13.54% 0.00% 51.32% 20.56% 4
Consumer Defense
12.01% 0.00% 51.54% 5.29% 1
Industrials
11.08% 0.00% 41.49% 13.18% 3
Energy
10.15% -2.91% 25.38% 3.98% 1
Consumer Cyclical
8.74% 0.00% 70.69% 21.36% 4
Financial Services
6.35% 0.00% 47.89% 26.57% 5
Communication Services
5.83% -0.78% 17.25% 2.90% 1
Basic Materials
3.95% 0.00% 24.37% 7.02% 2
Utilities
2.78% -3.20% 25.88% 10.57% 3
Real Estate
0.00% -0.11% 11.80% 18.90% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
US
82.01% -0.95% 136.86% 25.61% 4
Non US
8.45% -0.69% 94.73% 7.34% 2

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
5.28% -97.89% 131.77% 7.83% 1
Government
0.38% -37.58% 86.65% 3.92% 1
Corporate
0.36% 0.00% 95.68% 5.51% 1
Securitized
0.00% -3.93% 49.07% 2.90% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 55.13% 2.03% 5
Derivative
0.00% -69.44% 46.77% 0.94% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank Quintile
US
0.46% -37.58% 87.80% 4.60% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 88.97% 4.03% 5

AIVSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.58% 0.02% 303.36% 18.76% 1
Management Fee 0.24% 0.00% 2.25% 5.60% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.23% 0.00% 1.00% 2.21% 2
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.45% 6.03% 1

Sales Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AIVSX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.44% 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 0.15% 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 30.00% 0.00% 1596.00% 12.19% 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 1.79% -2.19% 5.26% 5.84% 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

15.59

Tenure Rank

1.8%

Gordon is a senior vice president and director with Capital Research Global Investors. She has been an investment professional since 1980, all with Capital Research and Management Company or an affiliate.


James B. Lovelace

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 1992

Tenure

24.43

Tenure Rank

0.6%

Lovelace is a senior vice president and portfolio manager with Capital Research and Management Company. Lovelace holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Christopher D. Buchbinder

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2007

Tenure

9.42

Tenure Rank

3.9%

Buchbinder is senior vice president and an equity portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate.


Barry S. Crosthwaite

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2013

Tenure

3.58

Tenure Rank

8.6%

Barry Crosthwaite has 17 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

24.43

Tenure Rank

0.6%

O'Neal is a Senior Vice President of Capital Research. O'Neal has been an investment professional since 1992


Eric S. Richter

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2008

Tenure

8.42

Tenure Rank

4.5%

Eric S. Richter is a senior vice president of Capital Research and Management Company.


Bradley J. Vogt

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2015

Tenure

1.25

Tenure Rank

11.3%

Bradley J. VogtSenior, Vice Chairman of the Board, is president of Capital Research Global Investors at Capital Research and Management Company.


Grant L. Cambridge

Manager

Start Date

Mar 01, 2014

Tenure

2.42

Tenure Rank

10.0%

Investment professional for 19 years in total; 14 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

80.8

Category Average

6.03

Category Mode

1.6