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DGAGX Dreyfus Appreciation Investor

  • Fund
  • DGAGX
  • Price as of: May 23, 2017
  • $34.80
  • + $0.03
  • + 0.09%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

DGAGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 4.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.8%
  • Net Assets $1.93 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 38.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$34.80
$33.35
$39.24

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.94%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 6.43%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

$750

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 4.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.48%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.8%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Dreyfus Appreciation Fund, Inc.
  • Fund Family Name Dreyfus
  • Inception Date Jan 18, 1984
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class No Load
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Catherine P. Crain

DGAGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 4.1% -92.6% 17.4% 74.82% 4
1 Yr 14.6% -51.7% 29.5% 62.74% 4
3 Yr 6.3% * -14.4% 16.8% 74.57% 4
5 Yr 8.8% * -1.4% 18.2% 88.18% 5
10 Yr 5.7% * 0.2% 10.7% 63.71% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -16.3% -37.7% 186.3% 90.43% 5
2015 -25.9% -46.9% 11.2% 90.64% 5
2014 2.8% -51.7% 38.1% 53.87% 3
2013 19.3% -88.0% 42.8% 74.84% 4
2012 8.4% -100.0% 25.9% 74.33% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 4.1% -92.6% 17.4% 74.65% 4
1 Yr 14.6% -52.5% 142.7% 50.99% 3
3 Yr 6.3% * -5.3% 57.6% 71.80% 4
5 Yr 8.8% * -1.4% 18.2% 86.89% 5
10 Yr 5.7% * 0.2% 10.7% 61.29% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -7.5% -36.6% 190.6% 90.86% 5
2015 -3.2% -40.3% 20.1% 69.07% 4
2014 13.1% -24.8% 100.1% 48.75% 3
2013 39.5% -93.4% 1119.1% 47.00% 3
2012 20.2% -100.0% 282.8% 45.13% 3

NAV & Total Return History

DGAGX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.93 B 9.87 K 560 B 8.90% 2
Number of Holdings 53 1 3780 15.32% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 746 M 7.1 K 82.8 B 7.27% 2
Weighting of Top 10 38.8% 2.2% 269.3% 11.15% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 5.56%
  2. Philip Morris International Inc 6.73%
  3. Exxon Mobil Corp 3.12%
  4. Coca-Cola Co 2.95%
  5. Altria Group Inc 3.43%
  6. Facebook Inc A 4.43%
  7. Microsoft Corp 3.45%
  8. JPMorgan Chase & Co 3.13%
  9. Alphabet Inc C 3.08%
  10. Texas Instruments Inc 2.96%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.55% 0.00% 127.16% 8.04% 2
Cash
1.45% -115.92% 132.07% 17.27% 3
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.34% 88.99% 3.74% 5
Other
0.00% -81.75% 100.00% 10.29% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 71.33% 2.09% 5
Bonds
0.00% -28.60% 116.42% 6.89% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Consumer Defense
23.44% 0.00% 55.08% 0.72% 1
Technology
22.35% 0.00% 49.24% 3.53% 1
Financial Services
18.14% 0.00% 62.48% 9.37% 2
Healthcare
10.56% 0.00% 33.17% 21.85% 4
Energy
8.30% -3.11% 26.02% 6.85% 1
Consumer Cyclical
8.13% 0.00% 47.61% 24.30% 5
Industrials
3.56% 0.00% 37.01% 28.48% 5
Communication Services
2.55% -0.78% 17.25% 15.36% 4
Basic Materials
1.52% 0.00% 23.80% 20.19% 5
Utilities
0.00% -3.59% 32.10% 19.11% 5
Real Estate
0.00% -24.05% 11.80% 19.11% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
US
82.83% 0.00% 111.98% 25.54% 4
Non US
15.72% -1.33% 92.21% 4.17% 1

DGAGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.94% 0.02% 303.36% 16.45% 2
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 2.25% 3.73% 3
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.45% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DGAGX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DGAGX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.00% 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.

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High DGAGX Rank Quintile
Turnover 6.43% 0.00% 1754.00% 15.46% 1

DGAGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.8% 0.00% 11.20% 4.68% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.48% -2.05% 3.95% 7.72% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

DGAGX - Managers

Catherine P. Crain

Manager

Start Date

Oct 31, 2000

Tenure

16.51

Tenure Rank

1.6%

Crain is a vice president at Fayez Sarofim & Co. and serves as a portfolio manager as well as the lead relationship manager with Dreyfus Funds. She joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. in 1993 as a research associate, and previous to that Crain worked for Merrill Lynch & Co. She holds the CFA designation.


Christopher B. Sarofim

Manager

Start Date

Oct 31, 2000

Tenure

16.51

Tenure Rank

1.6%

Sarofim, Vice President/Portfolio Manager, joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. in September 1988. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Corporate Finance.


Fayez Sarofim

Lead Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 1990

Tenure

26.35

Tenure Rank

0.4%

Mr. Fayez Sarofim, Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer, founded Sarofim & Co. in 1958 and has been a portfolio manager of the fund since its inception in September 1998.


Charles E. Sheedy

Manager

Start Date

Oct 31, 2000

Tenure

16.51

Tenure Rank

1.6%

Charles Sheedy joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. as an associate in 1971. He is co-portfolio manager to the Dreyfus Appreciation Fund and has portfolio management responsibilities for numerous separate accounts. Mr. Sheedy has been a member of the firm’s Investment Committee since 1982 and chairs the Strategy Group. His areas of research have included retail, electrical equipment, consumer staples, basic industries, and health care.


W. Gentry Lee

Manager

Start Date

Nov 02, 2010

Tenure

6.5

Tenure Rank

6.6%

William Gentry Lee, Jr., CFA, is the CEO & Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fayez Sarofim & Co. and a member of the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees. Mr. Lee joined the company in 1998. Today, he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment, client service, and business operations. In addition, he is a portfolio manager for a wide variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Lee is also a co-manager on the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for The Dreyfus Corporation and Swiss & Global Asset Management. Formerly, Mr. Lee covered several industries as a research analyst, including beverages, technology, and transportation. Mr. Lee received an M.B.A. with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School in 1998 and graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. with High Honors in Economics. He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to attending Harvard, he was employed as a financial analyst with Enron Capital & Trade Resources. Mr. Lee serves on the Board of the Carruth Foundation and the UT Health Development Board. In addition, he is a member of the Finance Committee of St. John's School. In the past, he has also been an active board member of the Memorial Park Conservancy and Co-President of the Houston Vanderbilt University Alumni Chapter.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

81.5

Category Average

6.07

Category Mode

2.3