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DGAGX Dreyfus Appreciation Investor

  • Fund
  • DGAGX
  • Price as of: Dec 17, 2018
  • $33.41
  • - $0.58
  • - 1.71%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

DGAGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 10.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.4%
  • Net Assets $1.65 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.41
$33.41
$39.41

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.91%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 3.52%

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 -7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.18%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • 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 -7.4% -92.6% 498.4% 46.33% 3
1 Yr 4.0% -51.7% 28.0% 49.27% 3
3 Yr 10.7% * -20.3% 17.6% 31.94% 2
5 Yr 8.4% * -8.9% 15.4% 63.23% 4
10 Yr 11.4% * 1.4% 20.9% 68.47% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 7.9% -37.7% 34.8% 60.21% 4
2016 -16.3% -41.8% 186.3% 91.62% 5
2015 -25.9% -51.7% 38.1% 90.84% 5
2014 2.8% -31.3% 42.8% 54.41% 3
2013 19.3% -88.0% 41.8% 71.67% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -7.4% -100.0% 498.4% 46.08% 3
1 Yr 4.0% -52.5% 142.7% 42.64% 3
3 Yr 10.7% * -20.3% 57.6% 28.65% 2
5 Yr 8.4% * -8.9% 15.4% 60.10% 4
10 Yr 11.4% * 1.4% 20.9% 67.57% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 7.9% -36.6% 34.8% 60.58% 4
2016 -7.5% -27.9% 190.6% 92.56% 5
2015 -3.2% -40.3% 100.1% 70.87% 4
2014 13.1% -24.8% 1119.1% 49.96% 3
2013 39.5% -93.4% 176.6% 45.65% 3

NAV & Total Return History

DGAGX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2018

Concentration Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.65 B 9.87 K 708 B 11.92% 2
Number of Holdings 51 1 3780 16.12% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 671 M -639 M 126 B 9.42% 2
Weighting of Top 10 40.8% 2.2% 375.3% 11.73% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 6.46%
  2. Philip Morris International Inc 4.17%
  3. Facebook Inc A 4.81%
  4. Microsoft Corp 6.27%
  5. Alphabet Inc Class C 3.97%
  6. JPMorgan Chase & Co 3.29%
  7. Texas Instruments Inc 2.84%
  8. Visa Inc Class A 3.54%
  9. Exxon Mobil Corp 2.69%
  10. Comcast Corp Class A 2.70%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.98% -2.43% 193.32% 6.82% 2
Cash
1.02% -172.04% 132.07% 19.06% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 88.99% 3.60% 5
Other
0.00% -81.75% 100.00% 9.14% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% -0.05% 5.05% 2.52% 5
Bonds
0.00% -94.35% 169.09% 7.47% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Technology
26.24% -10.25% 64.09% 2.60% 1
Financial Services
19.96% 0.00% 48.58% 6.27% 1
Consumer Defense
16.87% 0.00% 53.09% 1.30% 1
Consumer Cyclical
9.74% 0.00% 52.21% 21.70% 4
Healthcare
9.08% 0.00% 33.17% 26.03% 5
Energy
6.27% -3.37% 100.00% 11.68% 2
Industrials
5.62% 0.00% 38.25% 27.61% 5
Communication Services
2.70% -0.78% 17.25% 13.63% 3
Basic Materials
2.48% -0.88% 36.20% 14.35% 3
Utilities
0.00% -1.65% 32.10% 20.91% 5
Real Estate
0.00% -0.12% 12.35% 20.40% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
US
84.81% -2.43% 189.38% 25.47% 4
Non US
14.17% -1.33% 93.70% 5.04% 1

DGAGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.91% 0.00% 303.36% 16.15% 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% 0.85% 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 0.15% 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 3.52% 0.00% 1754.00% 16.97% 1

DGAGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 15.04% 23.84% 2

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 1.18% -1.94% 3.95% 9.59% 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

18.09

Tenure Rank

1.6%

Ms. Crain is a Vice President and Director of Marketing and Client Services at Sarofim & Co., where she has been employed since 1993.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. Former Research Areas: Transportation and Consumer


Christopher B. Sarofim

Manager

Start Date

Oct 31, 2000

Tenure

18.09

Tenure Rank

1.6%

N/A


Fayez Sarofim

Lead Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 1990

Tenure

27.93

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

18.09

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

8.08

Tenure Rank

6.1%

N/A


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

83.0

Category Average

6.64

Category Mode

0.5