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APGAX AB Large Cap Growth A

  • Fund
  • APGAX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $39.52
  • - $0.13
  • - 0.33%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

APGAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 4.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 14.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 14.5%
  • Net Assets $3.46 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$39.52
$32.81
$42.12

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.21%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.25%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 74.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

$2,500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 4.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.30%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name AB Large Cap Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name AllianceBernstein
  • Inception Date Sep 28, 1992
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Vincent C. Dupont

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in equity securities of a limited number of large, carefully selected, high-quality U.S. companies. It invests primarily in the domestic equity securities of companies selected by the fund's Adviser for their growth potential within various market sectors. The fund emphasizes investments in large, seasoned companies. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in common stocks of large-capitalization companies.

APGAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period APGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 4.5% -97.0% 17.4% 31.70% 2
1 Yr 3.6% -28.3% 24.3% 15.37% 1
3 Yr 14.9% * 0.2% 17.7% 1.27% 1
5 Yr 14.5% * 1.6% 16.2% 2.53% 1
10 Yr 10.7% * 0.4% 13.1% 2.82% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period APGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 1.3% -38.0% 13.6% 22.42% 2
2014 N/A -0.7% 12.3% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 23.9% 43.4% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 10.8% 19.6% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -12.1% 12.5% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period APGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 4.5% -97.0% 13.2% 31.39% 2
1 Yr -0.8% -28.3% 22.0% 49.39% 3
3 Yr 13.2% * -1.0% 17.7% 6.42% 1
5 Yr 13.5% * 0.4% 16.2% 7.90% 1
10 Yr 10.3% * -0.1% 13.1% 4.62% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period APGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 1.3% -38.0% 17.4% 22.62% 2
2014 N/A -0.7% 13.1% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 32.4% 62.9% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 15.7% 23.1% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -14.3% 13.3% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

APGAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

APGAX Category Low Category High APGAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 3.46 B 373 K 146 B 5.01% 2
Number of Holdings 55 1 2190 9.70% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 1.36 B 0 33.1 B 4.18% 1
Weighting of Top 10 40.8% 0.0% 150.9% 7.97% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 3.93%
  2. Visa Inc Class A 3.78%
  3. UnitedHealth Group Inc 4.20%
  4. Facebook Inc A 5.83%
  5. Biogen Inc 3.66%
  6. The Home Depot Inc 4.65%
  7. Intuitive Surgical Inc 3.20%
  8. Alphabet Inc C 5.57%
  9. Starbucks Corp 2.99%
  10. CVS Health Corp 3.01%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High APGAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
95.06% 0.00% 109.00% 17.42% 4
Cash
4.94% -9.00% 100.00% 4.56% 1
Other
0.00% -1.32% 24.55% 6.88% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.81% 0.84% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.61% 2.31% 5
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 76.29% 2.89% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High APGAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
32.71% -1.29% 52.19% 2.57% 1
Healthcare
22.45% -1.03% 98.63% 2.38% 1
Consumer Cyclical
18.32% -2.22% 41.71% 9.96% 2
Industrials
7.30% -0.37% 29.48% 20.82% 4
Consumer Defense
7.07% -1.43% 30.67% 16.45% 4
Financial Services
4.52% -2.38% 40.17% 25.51% 5
Communication Services
2.69% 0.00% 12.93% 13.50% 3
Utilities
0.00% -0.18% 16.29% 8.35% 5
Energy
0.00% -2.01% 16.80% 21.14% 5
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 11.43% 13.95% 5
Basic Materials
0.00% -1.18% 12.09% 20.05% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High APGAX % Rank Quintile
US
95.06% 0.00% 109.00% 9.83% 2
Non US
0.00% -0.01% 91.03% 23.20% 5

APGAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

APGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.21% 0.00% 24.91% 11.00% 3
Management Fee 0.75% 0.00% 1.50% 1.99% 4
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.16% 3
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

APGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High APGAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 4.25% 1.50% 8.50% 3.59% 1
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

APGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High APGAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% 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.

APGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High APGAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 74.00% 0.00% 437.00% 5.98% 4

APGAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

APGAX Category Low Category High APGAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.85% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

APGAX Category Low Category High APGAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.30% -5.94% 3.70% 12.15% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

APGAX - Managers

Vincent C. Dupont

Manager

Start Date

Feb 16, 2012

Tenure

4.46

Tenure Rank

8.0%

Vincent Dupont, CFA Portfolio Manager—US Growth Equities Vincent Dupont joined the firm in 1999 and has served since 2009 as a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for the US Growth and US Growth & Income services. In early 2012, he also became a Portfolio Manager for US Large Cap Growth. Before joining the US Growth team, Dupont spent 10 years as a fundamental research analyst covering semiconductors and semiconductor capital equipment. He previously researched the Russian economy at the Council on Foreign Relations for a year and worked at the US State Department as an arms control official for six years. Dupont holds a BA in political science from Northwestern University and a PhD in international affairs/Russian studies from Columbia University. He is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York


Frank V. Caruso

Manager

Start Date

Feb 16, 2012

Tenure

4.46

Tenure Rank

8.0%

Frank Caruso joined the US Growth Portfolio Oversight Group in 2008 as a Senior Portfolio Manager and became the US Growth Team Leader in December of that year. He is also a member of the US Research Growth Portfolio Oversight Group. Caruso became the head of the US Relative Value team in 2004. He joined AllianceBernstein in 1993 with the firm’s acquisition of Shields Asset Management, where he had been director of equities. Previously, he was a managing director at Shearson Lehman Advisors.


John H. Fogarty

Manager

Start Date

Feb 16, 2012

Tenure

4.46

Tenure Rank

8.0%

John H. Fogarty, CFA Portfolio Manager—US Mid Cap Fundamental Growth, US Growth Equities, US Growth & Income and US Large Cap Growth John H. Fogarty is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for the US Mid Cap Fundamental Growth, US Growth Equities, US Growth & Income and US Large Cap Growth portfolios. He joined the US Growth Equities team in early 2009 as a Portfolio Manager for US Growth and US Growth & Income; he was named Portfolio Manager for US Large Cap Growth in early 2012. Fogarty began his career at the firm in 1988 in order to perform quantitative research, and joined the US Large Cap Growth team as a generalist and quantitative analyst in 1995 before being named a US Large Cap Growth portfolio manager in 1997. He rejoined the firm in 2007 as a fundamental research analyst covering consumer-discretionary stocks in the US, having previously spent nearly three years as a hedge fund manager at Dialectic Capital Management and Vardon Partners. Fogarty holds a BA in history from Columbia University and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

48.6

Category Average

7.08

Category Mode

1.6