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AWSHX American Funds Washington Mutual A

  • Fund
  • AWSHX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $41.26
  • - $0.03
  • - 0.07%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Value Equities

AWSHX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.6%
  • Net Assets $82.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 31.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$41.26
$34.99
$41.37

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 7.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.3%
  • 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 7.3% -49.0% 20.6% 33.11% 2
1 Yr 7.0% -16.5% 24.9% 13.13% 1
3 Yr 9.7% * -3.3% 12.6% 8.62% 1
5 Yr 12.6% * -0.1% 15.3% 10.91% 1
10 Yr 7.0% * 0.3% 9.5% 16.52% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -6.1% -47.3% 4.5% 26.81% 2
2014 3.9% -10.5% 7.1% 60.00% 3
2013 26.3% 23.2% 38.5% 40.00% 2
2012 9.9% 9.9% 35.8% 100.00% 5
2011 4.4% -34.9% 7.5% 40.00% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.3% -49.0% 20.6% 33.53% 2
1 Yr 0.8% -19.4% 21.9% 45.77% 3
3 Yr 7.6% * -3.3% 12.6% 36.76% 2
5 Yr 11.3% * -0.1% 15.3% 32.61% 2
10 Yr 6.4% * 0.3% 9.5% 27.87% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -6.1% -47.3% 4.5% 26.81% 2
2014 5.3% -10.5% 8.7% 60.00% 3
2013 34.0% 31.7% 41.8% 60.00% 3
2012 13.8% 13.8% 43.8% 100.00% 5
2011 8.0% -37.1% 12.6% 40.00% 2

NAV & Total Return History

AWSHX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 82.2 B 273 K 82.2 B 0.10% 1
Number of Holdings 210 1 1019 3.33% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 24.3 B 0 24.3 B 0.10% 1
Weighting of Top 10 31.2% 0.0% 100.1% 11.32% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 5.19%
  2. The Home Depot Inc 4.22%
  3. Boeing Co 2.99%
  4. Merck & Co Inc 2.49%
  5. Coca-Cola Co 2.90%
  6. Verizon Communications Inc 3.58%
  7. Lockheed Martin Corp 2.75%
  8. Comcast Corp Class A 2.88%
  9. Schlumberger Ltd 2.12%
  10. Johnson & Johnson 2.07%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
94.83% 0.00% 145.57% 18.27% 4
Other
2.52% -2.39% 29.06% 1.71% 1
Cash
2.52% -45.58% 100.00% 11.13% 2
Bonds
0.13% -0.25% 68.80% 3.24% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.26% 1.24% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 16.29% 3.04% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Industrials
13.52% 0.00% 31.23% 5.82% 1
Healthcare
13.30% 0.00% 29.91% 13.54% 3
Technology
11.44% 0.00% 28.40% 12.49% 3
Energy
11.15% 0.00% 29.15% 10.87% 3
Financial Services
10.99% 0.00% 41.32% 26.50% 5
Consumer Cyclical
9.39% 0.00% 36.79% 10.68% 2
Consumer Defense
9.13% -1.99% 26.19% 10.96% 2
Communication Services
7.59% -0.78% 14.21% 2.10% 1
Basic Materials
5.19% 0.00% 18.87% 4.77% 1
Utilities
3.13% 0.00% 77.60% 15.63% 3
Real Estate
0.00% -0.42% 20.47% 17.25% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
US
90.07% 0.00% 135.19% 16.94% 4
Non US
4.76% 0.00% 97.88% 13.89% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
2.52% -45.58% 100.00% 11.04% 2
Government
0.13% 0.00% 23.55% 1.52% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 24.61% 0.57% 5
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 64.80% 5.23% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.16% 0.48% 5
Derivative
0.00% -0.31% 0.00% 0.10% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank Quintile
US
0.13% -0.25% 54.49% 2.57% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 14.87% 1.43% 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% 20.65% 1
Management Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.20% 5.90% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.23% 0.00% 1.00% 2.17% 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% 293.00% 11.04% 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% 3.44% 7.80% 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

12.09

Tenure Rank

3.2%

Jeffrey T. Lager is senior vice president and an equity portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company.


J. David Carpenter

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2010

Tenure

6.09

Tenure Rank

6.7%

J. David Carpenter, has been with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 1998.


Alan N. Berro

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 1997

Tenure

19.1

Tenure Rank

1.1%

Berro is senior vice president and an equity portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company. Berro have been as a portfolio counselor for the firm.


Gregory D. Johnson

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2001

Tenure

15.09

Tenure Rank

2.2%

Johnson is a senior vice president and portfolio manager with Capital Research and Management Company. Johnson has been working for CRMC since 1994. Mr. Johnson has investment experience, all of which has been with Capital Research or its affiliates, and has been a portfolio counselor.


Alan J. Wilson

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2013

Tenure

3.08

Tenure Rank

9.8%

Alan J. Wilson is an equity portfolio manager and Senior Vice President at Capital Research and Management CompanyHe was president and U.S. research director for Capital International Research, Inc., a director of The Capital Group Companies, Inc., and a director of Capital Group Research, Inc., and senior vice president and a director of Capital Guardian Trust Company. He is also a Capital Guardian portfolio manager. Prior to joining our organization in 1991, Mr. Wilson served with The Boston Consulting Group as a consultant. Before that, he was an engineer with Texas Eastern Corporation.


Eric H. Stern

Manager

Start Date

Nov 01, 2014

Tenure

1.75

Tenure Rank

11.4%

Eric H. Stern has worked with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 1991.He is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, 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 a master’s degree from Stanford Graduate Schooland a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley graduating Phi Beta Kappa.


Brady L. Enright

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2016

Tenure

0.08

Tenure Rank

13.1%

Enright is senior vice president with Capital Research Company.


Jin Lee

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2014

Tenure

2.08

Tenure Rank

11.0%

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


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.1

Category High

37.9

Category Average

6.92

Category Mode

1.6