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CAFEX American Funds AMCAP 529E

  • Fund
  • CAFEX
  • Price as of: Dec 09, 2016
  • $27.14
  • + $0.08
  • + 0.30%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

CAFEX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.7%
  • Net Assets $49.9 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$27.14
$22.32
$27.14

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.00%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 31.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 10.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.04%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds AMCAP Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Mar 07, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Other
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Barry S. Crosthwaite

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in common stocks of U.S. companies that have solid long-term growth records and the potential for good future growth. The basic investment philosophy of the investment adviser is to seek to invest in attractively valued companies that, in its opinion, represent good, long-term investment opportunities.

CAFEX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CAFEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.9% -97.0% 126.7% 21.51% 2
1 Yr 5.5% -52.0% 75.7% 16.32% 1
3 Yr 7.4% * -15.1% 30.2% 35.83% 2
5 Yr 13.7% * 3.8% 18.5% 24.68% 2
10 Yr 7.1% * -0.3% 11.9% 41.30% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CAFEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -7.8% -52.0% 11.4% 68.41% 4
2014 1.9% -40.3% 19.3% 40.79% 3
2013 25.7% -11.8% 56.4% 55.61% 3
2012 15.1% -21.6% 29.1% 36.53% 2
2011 -0.1% -36.6% 14.5% 22.56% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CAFEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 10.2% -97.0% 131.7% 10.14% 1
1 Yr 5.5% -71.3% 2606.2% 14.09% 1
3 Yr 7.4% * -21.9% 43.7% 31.49% 2
5 Yr 13.7% * 2.6% 19.7% 21.56% 2
10 Yr 7.1% * -0.9% 11.9% 37.66% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CAFEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 0.7% -38.0% 19.0% 67.70% 4
2014 14.6% -17.3% 28.8% 29.39% 2
2013 55.7% -2.9% 382.6% 26.73% 2
2012 26.0% -13.0% 615.0% 40.33% 3
2011 0.0% -100.0% 67.8% 29.14% 2

NAV & Total Return History

CAFEX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

CAFEX Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 49.9 B 373 K 146 B 0.26% 1
Number of Holdings 258 1 2199 2.96% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 9.96 B 0 36 B 0.51% 1
Weighting of Top 10 21.1% 0.0% 150.9% 27.96% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Amgen Inc 2.95%
  2. Netflix Inc 2.55%
  3. Oracle Corp 2.47%
  4. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.21%
  5. Accenture PLC A 1.91%
  6. Broadcom Ltd 2.10%
  7. Stryker Corp 1.79%
  8. Texas Instruments Inc 1.62%
  9. Amazon.com Inc 1.76%
  10. EOG Resources Inc 1.78%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
83.17% 0.00% 110.73% 23.59% 5
Bonds
6.45% -0.14% 76.74% 1.03% 1
Cash
5.79% -10.73% 100.00% 4.31% 1
Other
4.59% -1.57% 24.55% 0.77% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.55% 0.71% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.54% 2.44% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank Quintile
Technology
22.15% -1.29% 53.71% 19.67% 4
Healthcare
19.61% -1.03% 91.28% 4.18% 1
Energy
9.85% -1.24% 16.88% 1.48% 1
Consumer Cyclical
8.60% -2.22% 49.24% 26.93% 5
Industrials
8.44% -0.37% 25.68% 18.64% 4
Communication Services
4.31% 0.00% 12.93% 6.49% 2
Consumer Defense
4.12% -1.43% 27.63% 21.27% 4
Financial Services
3.97% -2.38% 33.61% 27.51% 5
Basic Materials
1.68% -1.18% 12.25% 14.59% 4
Real Estate
0.21% -0.04% 11.06% 13.37% 3
Utilities
0.21% -0.64% 11.30% 7.07% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank Quintile
US
76.46% 0.00% 110.73% 26.74% 5
Non US
6.71% 0.00% 89.90% 8.74% 2

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
6.71% -72.78% 100.00% 3.49% 1
Government
5.53% 0.00% 80.64% 0.65% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 15.17% 0.71% 5
Corporate
0.00% -0.14% 51.31% 4.26% 5
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 5.83% 0.58% 5
Derivative
0.00% -5.28% 10.62% 0.58% 5

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank Quintile
US
6.45% -24.92% 63.44% 0.90% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 42.95% 1.35% 5

CAFEX - Expenses

Operational Fees

CAFEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.00% 0.00% 24.91% 12.67% 2
Management Fee 0.31% 0.00% 1.50% 4.63% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.00% 0.67% 4
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 1.00% 3.29% 2

Sales Fees

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

Trading Fees

CAFEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CAFEX 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.

CAFEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High CAFEX Rank Quintile
Turnover 31.00% 0.00% 601.00% 11.13% 2

CAFEX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CAFEX Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 2.85% 49.62% 3

Dividend Distribution Analysis

CAFEX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

CAFEX Category Low Category High CAFEX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.04% -7.69% 3.70% 10.35% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

CAFEX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Daily Annually

CAFEX - Managers

Barry S. Crosthwaite

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2006

Tenure

10.59

Tenure Rank

3.7%

Barry S. Crosthwaite is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 19 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.


James Terrile

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2011

Tenure

5.59

Tenure Rank

7.2%

James Terrile 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. health care supplies & equipment, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Prior to joining Capital, James was an equity research analyst for Gabelli Asset Management Company in New York. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction and a bachelor’s degree in music from William Paterson University graduating magna cum laude. James is based in Los Angeles.


Claudia P. Huntington

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 1996

Tenure

20.6

Tenure Rank

0.8%

Claudia P. Huntington is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 43 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 technology companies and was a regional generalist covering companies in the southwest; she was also an economist. Prior to joining Capital, Claudia worked as an assistant economist for American Express Investment Management Company in San Francisco.


Eric S. Richter

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2008

Tenure

8.59

Tenure Rank

4.9%

Eric S. Richter is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 17 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.


Lawrence R. Solomon

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2011

Tenure

5.59

Tenure Rank

7.2%

Lawrence R. Solomon is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covers U.S. and European software. He is also chairman and president of Capital Management Services, Inc. He has 32 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 31 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, Larry’s coverage included U.S. technology and imaging, as well as global telecom equipment and software manufacturers. Prior to joining Capital, he was an economic consultant and research analyst for Data Resources, Inc. in Los Angeles. Larry holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College, graduating cum laude, and the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Larry is based in San Francisco.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.0

Category Average

7.2

Category Mode

1.9