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GWPAX American Funds Growth Portfolio A

  • Fund
  • GWPAX
  • Price as of: Sep 25, 2017
  • $17.47
  • - $0.09
  • - 0.51%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

GWPAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.5%
  • Net Assets $5.34 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$17.47
$14.94
$17.57

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.34%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 0.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.68%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Growth Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date May 18, 2012
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager James B. Lovelace

Fund Description

The American Funds Growth Portfolio Class A (GWPAX) is an actively managed allocation fund designed to help grow capital. The fund invests in other American Funds mutual funds, such as the AMCAP Fund, the EuroPacific Growth Fund, the SMALLCAP World Fund and Fundamental Investors. The mix is designed to provide exposure to a wide range of stock sizes and world regions all under the banner of finding growth.

Given the broad mix of stocks held within the fund, GWPAX makes an ideal choice for investors. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

GWPAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.9% -31.9% 40.0% 38.64% 2
1 Yr 12.6% -56.3% 40.1% 50.62% 3
3 Yr 4.8% * -15.2% 22.0% 29.92% 2
5 Yr 9.5% * -5.4% 25.5% 21.07% 2
10 Yr N/A * -5.0% 16.4% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 3.0% -73.5% 33.8% 40.53% 3
2015 -3.1% -27.7% 17.2% 34.94% 3
2014 2.6% -40.2% 27.0% 16.48% 1
2013 28.8% -23.4% 52.0% 15.80% 1
2012 N/A -33.0% 30.2% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.9% -31.9% 40.0% 38.68% 2
1 Yr 12.6% -38.6% 185.9% 50.00% 3
3 Yr 7.7% * -16.2% 35.8% 26.70% 2
5 Yr 12.5% * -5.8% 25.5% 24.74% 2
10 Yr N/A * -5.0% 16.4% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period GWPAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 3.0% -73.5% 33.8% 45.52% 3
2015 1.6% -25.3% 23.7% 25.65% 2
2014 6.4% -13.6% 47.6% 20.38% 2
2013 33.7% -4.2% 170.1% 31.27% 2
2012 N/A -23.9% 350.8% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

GWPAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 5.34 B 9.87 K 92.5 B 1.98% 1
Number of Holdings 6 1 7794 17.11% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 5.1 B -8.68 M 16.8 B 0.66% 1
Weighting of Top 10 100.0% 0.0% 194.9% 0.28% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. American Funds AMCAP R6 20.94%
  2. American Funds Fundamental Invs R6 20.88%
  3. American Funds Europacific Growth R6 16.48%
  4. American Funds SMALLCAP World R6 10.65%
  5. American Funds Growth Fund of Amer R6 18.01%
  6. American Funds Invmt Co of Amer R6 13.04%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
89.12% -0.01% 132.91% 23.35% 5
Cash
7.05% -35.60% 102.01% 5.01% 1
Other
2.72% -2.01% 40.46% 6.71% 2
Bonds
0.87% -0.05% 96.05% 5.01% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.23% 0.00% 4.06% 3.21% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 29.86% 1.89% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
20.52% 0.00% 78.66% 5.39% 1
Consumer Cyclical
13.48% 0.00% 43.16% 11.73% 2
Healthcare
12.00% 0.00% 48.64% 12.39% 2
Financial Services
11.60% 0.00% 40.61% 21.95% 4
Industrials
9.10% 0.00% 76.28% 20.15% 4
Consumer Defense
7.12% 0.00% 53.17% 16.65% 3
Energy
6.71% 0.00% 50.57% 7.95% 2
Basic Materials
3.70% 0.00% 31.18% 15.52% 3
Communication Services
3.36% -1.23% 79.04% 14.00% 3
Real Estate
0.80% 0.00% 90.65% 17.22% 3
Utilities
0.68% 0.00% 85.64% 15.70% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
US
59.84% -8.72% 126.77% 4.25% 1
Non US
29.28% 0.00% 99.30% 29.68% 5

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
6.88% -35.60% 102.01% 4.92% 1
Corporate
0.72% 0.00% 64.51% 4.73% 1
Government
0.54% -5.49% 96.05% 3.69% 1
Derivative
0.00% -13.37% 35.82% 1.32% 4
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 24.14% 1.80% 4
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 2.14% 1.23% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
US
0.86% -0.05% 96.05% 4.25% 1
Non US
0.01% -0.72% 75.32% 3.31% 1

GWPAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.34% 0.00% 323.68% 29.68% 1
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.95% 6.81% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.86% 2
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.45% 4.95% 2

Sales Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GWPAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.50% 4
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GWPAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.08% 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.

GWPAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High GWPAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 0.00% 0.00% 2311.00% 17.27% 1

GWPAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 2.38% 59.51% 4

Dividend Distribution Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

GWPAX Category Low Category High GWPAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.68% -1.92% 6.75% 22.59% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

GWPAX - Managers

James B. Lovelace

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

5.29

Tenure Rank

6.1%

James B. Lovelace is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 34 years of investment experience, all with Capital. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, Jim covered beverages & tobacco, restaurants & lodging, household products and personal care companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in philosophy from Swarthmore College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Jim is based in Los Angeles.


Bradley J. Vogt

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

5.29

Tenure Rank

6.1%

Bradley J. Vogt is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is chairman of Capital Research Company and serves on the Capital Group Companies Management Committee. Brad has 28 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst, he covered environmental services, U.S. telecommunications and cable & satellite TV companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics and economics from Wesleyan University. Brad is based in Washington, D.C.


John H. Smet

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

5.29

Tenure Rank

6.1%

John H. Smet is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 34 years of investment experience and 32 years at Capital. Earlier in his career, as a fixed-income investment analyst at Capital, John covered mortgage-backed securities and railroads. He holds an MBA in finance and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. John is based in Los Angeles.


Alan N. Berro

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

5.29

Tenure Rank

6.1%

Alan N. Berro is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 30 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 25 years. In this prior role as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. utilities, capital goods and machinery companies. Before joining Capital, he was a portfolio manager and utilities analyst for Fidelity Management and Research Company in Boston. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA graduating magna cum laude. He also holds the CPA and CFA. Alan is based in Los Angeles.


Andrew B. Suzman

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

5.29

Tenure Rank

6.1%

Andrew B. Suzman is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Andrew covered global real-estate companies, U.S. merchandising, and Australian industrials and banks. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University. Andrew is based in New York


Wesley K. Phoa

Manager

Start Date

May 18, 2012

Tenure

5.29

Tenure Rank

6.1%

Wesley K. Phoa is a fixed-income portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 17 years. As a fixed-income investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. government-sponsored entities. Mr. Phoa is an economist with a PhD in pure mathematics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the Australian National University. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists and the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists. Wesley is based in Los Angeles.


Jody F. Jonsson

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2015

Tenure

2.67

Tenure Rank

9.4%

Joanna F. Jonsson is an equity portfolio manager. She has 27 years of investment experience with 25 years at Capital. As an equity analyst at Capital, her coverage included insurance, U.S. household & personal care, restaurants & lodging and cruise lines companies. Jody holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University graduating cum laude. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Jody is based in Los Angeles.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.0

Category Average

6

Category Mode

2.7