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DGAGX Dreyfus Appreciation Investor

  • Fund
  • DGAGX
  • Price as of: Nov 17, 2017
  • $37.72
  • - $0.10
  • - 0.26%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

DGAGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 10.6%
  • Net Assets $1.97 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$37.72
$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 12.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.6%
  • 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 12.8% -92.6% 31.0% 55.14% 3
1 Yr 24.7% -51.7% 43.3% 9.30% 1
3 Yr 8.3% * -14.4% 16.3% 57.88% 3
5 Yr 10.6% * -0.6% 17.9% 82.28% 5
10 Yr 6.1% * 0.9% 14.4% 57.47% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -16.3% -37.7% 186.3% 90.35% 5
2015 -25.9% -46.9% 11.2% 90.58% 5
2014 2.8% -51.7% 38.1% 53.65% 3
2013 19.3% -88.0% 42.8% 75.02% 4
2012 8.4% -100.0% 25.9% 74.36% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 12.8% -92.6% 31.0% 55.02% 3
1 Yr 24.7% -52.5% 142.7% 7.77% 1
3 Yr 8.3% * -5.3% 57.6% 51.69% 3
5 Yr 10.6% * -0.6% 17.9% 80.49% 5
10 Yr 6.1% * 0.9% 14.4% 54.77% 3

* 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: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.97 B 9.87 K 621 B 11.56% 2
Number of Holdings 51 1 3780 17.05% 4
Net Assets in Top 10 772 M 13.1 K 95.8 B 8.85% 2
Weighting of Top 10 40.0% 2.3% 269.3% 11.44% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 5.52%
  2. Philip Morris International Inc 6.17%
  3. Coca-Cola Co 2.87%
  4. Facebook Inc A 5.02%
  5. Microsoft Corp 4.59%
  6. Alphabet Inc C 3.60%
  7. Chubb Ltd 2.90%
  8. JPMorgan Chase & Co 3.19%
  9. Texas Instruments Inc 3.15%
  10. Exxon Mobil Corp 2.93%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.91% 0.00% 147.19% 6.32% 2
Cash
1.08% -112.50% 132.07% 20.58% 3
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.39% 88.99% 4.82% 5
Other
0.00% -81.75% 100.00% 12.66% 5
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 71.30% 2.16% 5
Bonds
0.00% -49.59% 110.36% 8.11% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Technology
24.16% 0.00% 41.58% 2.88% 1
Consumer Defense
22.39% -0.12% 55.88% 0.79% 1
Financial Services
19.50% 0.00% 78.59% 8.22% 1
Healthcare
11.54% 0.00% 43.34% 24.22% 4
Consumer Cyclical
6.87% 0.00% 47.61% 28.05% 5
Energy
6.64% -3.37% 24.97% 10.38% 2
Industrials
3.67% 0.00% 34.96% 31.29% 5
Communication Services
2.49% -0.78% 17.35% 16.08% 4
Basic Materials
1.64% -0.88% 26.23% 21.70% 5
Utilities
0.00% -1.65% 32.10% 22.28% 5
Real Estate
0.00% -35.19% 11.80% 20.98% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
US
82.89% 0.00% 100.18% 28.99% 4
Non US
16.02% -1.33% 88.51% 4.68% 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% 16.15% 2
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 2.25% 3.80% 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% 15.88% 1

DGAGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.8% 0.00% 11.20% 4.71% 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% -1.94% 3.78% 8.22% 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

17.01

Tenure Rank

1.9%

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.


Christopher B. Sarofim

Manager

Start Date

Oct 31, 2000

Tenure

17.01

Tenure Rank

1.9%

Mr. Christopher Sarofim is a Vice Chairman of Sarofim & Co., where he has been employed since 1988.


Fayez Sarofim

Lead Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 1990

Tenure

26.85

Tenure Rank

0.5%

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

17.01

Tenure Rank

1.9%

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

7.0

Tenure Rank

7.3%

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

81.9

Category Average

6.19

Category Mode

2.8