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AWSHX American Funds Washington Mutual A

  • Fund
  • AWSHX
  • Price as of: Dec 08, 2016
  • $42.95
  • + $0.03
  • + 0.07%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Value Equities

AWSHX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 11.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.3%
  • Net Assets $84.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 30.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$42.95
$34.99
$42.95

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 Value Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Value

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 13.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.02%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Jul 31, 1952
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jeffrey T. Lager

Fund Description

The Washington Mutual Investors Fund (AWSHX) primary objective is to produce income and to provide an opportunity for growth of principal consistent with sound common stock investing. At least 95% of the portfolio is invested in equity-type securities, which meet strict standards evolving from requirements originally established by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the investment of trust funds. One of these requirements is that the fund may not invest in any companies that derive their primary revenues from alcohol or tobacco.

AWSHX may also feature exposure to non-U.S. companies, though the fund is capped at 10% of its assets for any foreign exposure. The resulting portfolio features hefty allocations toward large capitalization value stocks. The fund, which launched in 1952, is managed by Capital Research and Management Company, and is most appropriate for income-oriented investors seeking greater exposure to blue chip companies.

AWSHX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 11.7% -75.5% 192.5% 58.04% 4
1 Yr 9.8% -47.2% 27.7% 35.00% 2
3 Yr 8.2% * -15.3% 14.2% 14.09% 1
5 Yr 13.3% * -0.1% 17.6% 38.20% 2
10 Yr 6.5% * -0.9% 8.9% 20.00% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -6.1% -47.3% 0.6% 21.70% 2
2014 3.9% -46.4% 14.8% 44.91% 3
2013 26.3% -13.6% 45.0% 50.17% 3
2012 9.9% -22.7% 35.8% 65.25% 4
2011 4.4% -34.9% 13.0% 6.65% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 13.4% -75.5% 199.7% 52.07% 3
1 Yr 3.5% -51.7% 110.4% 77.06% 4
3 Yr 6.1% * -11.2% 19.9% 56.69% 3
5 Yr 12.0% * -0.1% 17.6% 63.23% 4
10 Yr 5.8% * -0.9% 8.9% 33.58% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -0.3% -26.0% 5.6% 7.01% 1
2014 13.1% -14.3% 39.5% 34.98% 2
2013 41.6% 0.0% 289.2% 41.77% 3
2012 17.5% 0.0% 528.1% 65.78% 4
2011 10.3% -84.2% 231.9% 5.49% 1

NAV & Total Return History

AWSHX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 84.6 B 273 K 84.6 B 0.10% 1
Number of Holdings 218 1 999 3.24% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 24.7 B 0 24.7 B 0.10% 1
Weighting of Top 10 30.8% 0.0% 100.1% 11.51% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 5.66%
  2. The Home Depot Inc 3.90%
  3. Boeing Co 3.10%
  4. Merck & Co Inc 2.47%
  5. Coca-Cola Co 2.43%
  6. Verizon Communications Inc 3.25%
  7. Lockheed Martin Corp 2.58%
  8. Comcast Corp Class A 2.84%
  9. Schlumberger Ltd 2.24%
  10. Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class B 2.29%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
94.01% 0.00% 132.93% 21.03% 5
Other
3.20% -2.64% 25.55% 0.95% 1
Cash
1.68% -32.93% 100.00% 15.32% 3
Bonds
1.10% -0.12% 75.03% 2.28% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.90% 1.14% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 18.87% 3.43% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Technology
13.56% 0.00% 29.49% 8.77% 2
Industrials
13.25% 0.00% 31.48% 5.91% 2
Healthcare
12.99% 0.00% 29.91% 12.77% 3
Energy
11.42% 0.00% 29.15% 10.96% 3
Financial Services
10.71% 0.00% 38.34% 26.88% 5
Consumer Cyclical
8.88% 0.00% 34.71% 12.77% 2
Consumer Defense
8.25% -1.44% 25.28% 12.58% 3
Communication Services
7.13% -0.70% 10.47% 2.57% 1
Basic Materials
5.07% 0.00% 14.96% 5.82% 1
Utilities
2.75% -0.70% 78.64% 16.21% 4
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 19.44% 18.30% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
US
87.16% 0.00% 132.93% 21.12% 4
Non US
6.85% 0.00% 98.98% 10.56% 2

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
1.95% -32.93% 100.00% 13.89% 3
Government
0.83% 0.00% 27.93% 0.95% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 26.03% 0.67% 5
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 61.01% 5.52% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.84% 0.48% 5
Derivative
0.00% -0.37% 0.13% 0.48% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
US
1.10% -0.12% 72.66% 2.19% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 14.27% 1.52% 5

AWSHX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.58% 0.05% 21.67% 20.74% 1
Management Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.20% 6.18% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.23% 0.00% 1.00% 2.32% 1
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.50% 6.82% 1

Sales Fees

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AWSHX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 1.00% 5.75% 0.59% 5
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AWSHX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High AWSHX Rank Quintile
Turnover 30.00% 0.00% 221.00% 11.13% 2

AWSHX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.7% 0.00% 3.58% 4.47% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.02% -1.41% 3.83% 8.28% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

AWSHX - Managers

Jeffrey T. Lager

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2004

Tenure

12.42

Tenure Rank

3.3%

Jeffrey T. Lager is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 21 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 19 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. environmental services, IT & business services, technology hardware, IT outsourcing and transaction processing companies. Before joining Capital, Jeff was a manager of investment analysis at Medical Portfolio Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Boston. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, as well as a master’s degree in sociology and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in decision analysis from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Jeff is based in San Francisco.


J. David Carpenter

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2010

Tenure

6.42

Tenure Rank

7.0%

David Carpenter is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 21 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 17 years. Prior to joining Capital, David was an investment analyst with Prudential Capital and an investment banking analyst with Prudential Securities. He holds an MBA in fi nance from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William and Mary. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. David is based in Los Angeles.


Alan N. Berro

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 1997

Tenure

19.43

Tenure Rank

1.1%

Alan N. Berro is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 30 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 25 years. In this prior role as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. utilities, capital goods and machinery companies. Before joining Capital, he was a portfolio manager and utilities analyst for Fidelity Management and Research Company in Boston. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA graduating magna cum laude. He also holds the CPA and CFA. Alan is based in Los Angeles.


Gregory D. Johnson

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2001

Tenure

15.43

Tenure Rank

2.3%

Gregory D. Johnson is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. merchandising, retail, restaurant and footwear companies. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Greg is based in Los Angeles.


Alan J. Wilson

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2013

Tenure

3.42

Tenure Rank

9.9%

Alan J. Wilson is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 31 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 25 years. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. construction & housing, machinery & engineering, energy companies, personal care, and household products. Before joining Capital, Alan was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and an engineer with Texas Eastern Corp. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alan is based in Los Angeles.


Eric H. Stern

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 2014

Tenure

2.08

Tenure Rank

11.6%

Eric H. Stern is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 26 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 24 years. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. health care, insurance, autos and life science companies. Before joining Capital, he served as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley & Company. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Eric is based in Los Angeles.


Brady L. Enright

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2016

Tenure

0.42

Tenure Rank

13.4%

Brady L. Enright is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 19 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. small-cap companies, as well as commercial services and supplies companies. Prior to joining Capital, Brady was an equity research analyst and portfolio manager for Provident Investment Counsel. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Brady is based in San Francisco.


Jin Lee

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2014

Tenure

2.42

Tenure Rank

11.1%

Jin Lee is Investment professional for Capital Research and Management Company.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

38.3

Category Average

7

Category Mode

1.9