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LAGWX Lord Abbett Developing Growth A

  • Fund
  • LAGWX
  • Price as of: Jan 18, 2019
  • $20.87
  • + $0.32
  • + 1.56%
  • Category
  • Small Cap Growth Equities

LAGWX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 13.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.6%
  • Net Assets $1.59 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$20.87
$16.85
$32.79

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.93%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 90.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of 2011-03-31

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$1,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 13.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.62%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Lord Abbett Developing Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Lord Abbett
  • Inception Date Oct 10, 1973
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager F. Thomas O’Halloran

Fund Description

To pursue its objective, the fund invests primarily in the equity securities of companies the portfolio management team believes demonstrate above-average, long-term growth potential. It invests at least 65% of its net assets in equity securities of small companies. The fund may invest up to 10% of its net assets in foreign companies, including emerging market companies and American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs").

LAGWX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LAGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 13.2% -81.5% 15.2% 1.59% 1
1 Yr 5.1% -25.7% 49.1% 17.38% 1
3 Yr 9.9% * -11.1% 22.9% 28.25% 2
5 Yr 4.6% * -5.6% 16.5% 63.16% 4
10 Yr 15.6% * -2.9% 19.3% 11.58% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LAGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -20.9% -71.6% 28.9% 60.98% 4
2017 29.9% -73.6% 37.0% 3.72% 1
2016 -2.7% -57.2% 35.1% 80.95% 5
2015 -16.9% -70.7% 46.6% 76.83% 4
2014 -13.9% -41.2% 42.1% 78.67% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LAGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 13.2% -100.0% 15.2% 1.59% 1
1 Yr -1.0% -31.1% 291.3% 30.79% 2
3 Yr 7.8% * -43.2% 166.8% 50.68% 3
5 Yr 3.3% * -5.6% 16.3% 79.12% 4
10 Yr 15.0% * 0.1% 19.3% 18.34% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LAGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -20.9% -71.6% 28.9% 61.29% 4
2017 29.9% -73.6% 37.0% 3.73% 1
2016 -2.7% -49.0% 66.8% 86.88% 5
2015 -9.3% -37.2% 6103.1% 84.06% 5
2014 3.7% -23.4% 169.2% 48.19% 3

NAV & Total Return History

LAGWX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Nov 30, 2018

Concentration Analysis

LAGWX Category Low Category High LAGWX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.59 B 412 K 24.8 B 5.51% 1
Number of Holdings 96 1 3143 14.80% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 375 M -2.31 M 5.01 B 5.83% 1
Weighting of Top 10 21.5% 0.0% 100.1% 16.38% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Planet Fitness Inc A 2.69%
  2. AeroVironment Inc 2.04%
  3. Insperity Inc 2.23%
  4. Penumbra Inc 2.02%
  5. Grand Canyon Education Inc 2.26%
  6. Glaukos Corp 2.33%
  7. Etsy Inc 2.56%
  8. RBC Bearings Inc 1.85%
  9. Five9 Inc 1.78%
  10. Generac Holdings Inc 1.72%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High LAGWX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
99.64% 0.00% 119.33% 2.52% 1
Other
0.36% -12.39% 7.78% 6.61% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 10.15% 2.52% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 28.89% 1.42% 3
Cash
0.00% -1.78% 100.00% 30.24% 5
Bonds
0.00% -29.98% 85.85% 2.20% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High LAGWX % Rank Quintile
Technology
31.36% 0.91% 83.76% 5.98% 1
Healthcare
23.34% 0.00% 55.08% 8.35% 2
Consumer Cyclical
15.97% 0.00% 28.09% 9.61% 2
Industrials
13.42% 0.93% 29.99% 26.61% 4
Consumer Defense
6.96% -1.21% 11.72% 4.72% 1
Financial Services
5.26% -2.07% 26.91% 29.61% 5
Energy
1.19% 0.00% 16.85% 23.62% 4
Basic Materials
1.13% 0.00% 22.43% 32.60% 5
Communication Services
1.02% -0.97% 6.47% 11.50% 2
Utilities
0.00% -0.44% 5.24% 13.70% 4
Real Estate
0.00% -0.36% 13.89% 27.24% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High LAGWX % Rank Quintile
US
96.32% 0.00% 103.15% 11.50% 2
Non US
3.32% 0.00% 92.36% 14.02% 2

LAGWX - Expenses

Operational Fees

LAGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.93% 0.06% 27.39% 28.19% 1
Management Fee 0.51% 0.05% 1.50% 8.50% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 2.39% 3
Administrative Fee 0.04% 0.00% 0.40% 7.40% 1

Sales Fees

LAGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High LAGWX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 1.05% 5
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

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

LAGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High LAGWX Rank Quintile
Turnover 90.00% 3.00% 818.00% 9.13% 4

LAGWX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

LAGWX Category Low Category High LAGWX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.36% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

LAGWX Category Low Category High LAGWX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.62% -20.74% 1.79% 16.69% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

LAGWX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

LAGWX - Managers

F. Thomas O’Halloran

Lead Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2001

Tenure

17.01

Tenure Rank

2.5%

F. Thomas O’Halloran, J.D., CFA, Partner & Director Mr. O'Halloran is the lead portfolio manager of the small cap growth, micro cap growth, and growth equity strategies. Mr. O'Halloran joined Lord Abbett in 2001 as a research analyst for the small cap growth equity strategy and was named Partner in 2003. His prior experience includes Executive Director/Senior Research Analyst at Dillon, Read & Co. and as a trial attorney. Mr. O'Halloran received an AB from Bowdoin College, a JD from Boston College, and an MBA from Columbia University. He is a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has been in the investment business since 1987.


Matthew R. DeCicco

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2017

Tenure

1.08

Tenure Rank

17.7%

Mr. DeCicco is a holder of a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and joined Lord Abbett in 1999. He has been a member of the team since 2002 and assumed Portfolio Manager in 2015.


Vernon T Bice

Manager

Start Date

Dec 01, 2018

Tenure

0.08

Tenure Rank

19.1%

Mr. Vernon T. Bice, Portfolio Manager, who joined Lord Abbett in 2011. Mr. Bice was formerly an Investment Associate at UBS from 2007 to 2011.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

46.1

Category Average

7.25

Category Mode

4.0