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SGROX Wells Fargo Advantage Growth Inv

  • Fund
  • SGROX
  • Price as of: Oct 23, 2015
  • $46.21
  • + $0.42
  • + 0.92%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

SGROX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 1.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $8.93 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 26.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$46.21
$42.83
$46.21

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.24%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 35.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of 2012-01-31

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

$1,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.66%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Wells Fargo Advantage Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Wells Fargo Advantage
  • Inception Date Dec 31, 1993
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Joseph M. Eberhardy

Fund Description

The Wells Fargo Advantage Growth Fund Investor Class (SGROX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that aims to grow investor capital by investing in domestic growth stocks. SGROX uses various metrics to find stocks that have robust and sustainable revenue and earnings growth for low prices not fully recognized by the market. The fund can use these screens across the small-, mid- and large-cap domestic equity markets. SGROX uses various risk controls to help mitigate the volatility of the portfolio.

Given its actively managed nature and focus on growth, SGROX makes for a great subcore position in a broad stock portfolio. The fund is managed by Wells Capital Management Incorporated.

SGROX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SGROX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 1.5% -97.0% 17.4% 64.05% 4
1 Yr 0.8% -28.3% 24.3% 44.37% 3
3 Yr N/A * 0.2% 17.7% N/A N/A
5 Yr N/A * 1.6% 16.2% N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A * 0.4% 13.1% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SGROX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 N/A -38.0% 13.6% N/A N/A
2014 N/A -0.7% 12.3% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 23.9% 43.4% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 10.8% 19.6% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -12.1% 12.5% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SGROX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 1.5% -97.0% 13.2% 63.91% 4
1 Yr 0.8% -28.3% 22.0% 35.63% 2
3 Yr N/A * -1.0% 17.7% N/A N/A
5 Yr N/A * 0.4% 16.2% N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A * -0.1% 13.1% N/A N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SGROX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 N/A -38.0% 17.4% N/A N/A
2014 N/A -0.7% 13.1% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 32.4% 62.9% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 15.7% 23.1% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -14.3% 13.3% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

SGROX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Aug 31, 2015

Concentration Analysis

SGROX Category Low Category High SGROX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 8.93 B 373 K 146 B 1.93% 1
Number of Holdings 108 1 2190 6.56% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 2.48 B 0 33.1 B 2.44% 1
Weighting of Top 10 26.8% 0.0% 150.9% 23.65% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc 3.92%
  2. Union Pacific Corp 2.04%
  3. Google Inc Class A 3.33%
  4. Dollar Tree Stores Inc 2.39%
  5. Apple Inc 2.60%
  6. Microchip Technology Inc 2.53%
  7. Facebook Inc Class A 2.89%
  8. MasterCard Inc Class A 2.38%
  9. Alliance Data Systems Corp 2.63%
  10. Amazon.com Inc 2.05%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High SGROX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
99.81% 0.00% 109.00% 1.48% 1
Cash
0.19% -9.00% 100.00% 20.05% 5
Other
0.00% -1.32% 24.55% 6.88% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.81% 0.84% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.61% 2.31% 2
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 76.29% 2.89% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SGROX % Rank Quintile
Technology
24.69% -1.29% 52.19% 13.24% 3
Healthcare
19.73% -1.03% 98.63% 5.66% 1
Consumer Cyclical
19.14% -2.22% 41.71% 8.35% 2
Industrials
14.14% -0.37% 29.48% 4.37% 1
Financial Services
8.93% -2.38% 40.17% 15.49% 3
Consumer Defense
8.80% -1.43% 30.67% 12.66% 3
Basic Materials
2.06% -1.18% 12.09% 13.62% 3
Energy
1.38% -2.01% 16.80% 16.71% 3
Real Estate
0.93% 0.00% 11.43% 10.86% 3
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 12.93% 19.99% 5
Utilities
0.00% -0.18% 16.29% 8.35% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SGROX % Rank Quintile
US
98.86% 0.00% 109.00% 2.25% 1
Non US
0.95% -0.01% 91.03% 20.76% 5

SGROX - Expenses

Operational Fees

SGROX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.24% 0.00% 24.91% 10.80% 3
Management Fee 0.65% 0.00% 1.50% 2.63% 3
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 2.22% 1
Administrative Fee 0.37% 0.00% 1.00% 0.35% 5

Sales Fees

SGROX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High SGROX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 1.50% 8.50% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

SGROX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High SGROX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% 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.

SGROX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High SGROX Rank Quintile
Turnover 35.00% 0.00% 437.00% 10.23% 2

SGROX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

SGROX Category Low Category High SGROX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.85% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

SGROX Category Low Category High SGROX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.66% -5.94% 3.70% 14.41% 5

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

SGROX - Managers

Joseph M. Eberhardy

Manager

Start Date

Apr 25, 2008

Tenure

7.44

Tenure Rank

5.6%

Joseph Eberhardy is a senior portfolio manager for the Heritage Growth Equity team at Wells Capital Management. Joe joined Wells Capital Management from Strong Capital Management, having joined Strong in 1994. Prior to his current role, he was a senior research analyst with the Heritage Growth Equity team. Before joining the Heritage Growth Equity team in 2000, his previous roles at Strong Capital Management included small to mid cap equity analyst, high yield bond trader and fixed income accounting manager. Joe earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.


Thomas C. Ognar

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2002

Tenure

13.42

Tenure Rank

2.2%

Thomas Ognar is a managing director and senior portfolio manager for the Heritage Growth Equity team at Wells Capital Management. Tom has oversight and portfolio management responsibility for the team’s Small Capitalization, All Capitalization and Large Capitalization Growth portfolios. He joined Wells Capital Management with the acquisition of assets from Strong Capital Management. Tom entered the investment industry in 1993 and joined Strong in 1998 as a research analyst. Prior to Strong, he was a research analyst with M&I Investment Management, Inc. and a trader with Republic Securities, Inc. Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University. He earned a master’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is an alumnus of the Applied Security Analysis Program. Tom has earned the right to use the CFA designation.


Bruce C. Olson

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2005

Tenure

10.75

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Bruce Olson is a managing director and senior portfolio manager for the Heritage Growth Equity team at Wells Capital Management. He joined Wells Capital Management from Strong Capital Management where he held a similar position. Bruce entered the investment industry in 1982 and prior to joining Strong in 1994, he served as a managing partner of a private holding company. Previously, he was employed with Minton Investment Corporation, American National Bank and Trust of Chicago, and the Travelers Corporation. Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College. He has earned the right to use the CFA designation.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

48.6

Category Average

7.08

Category Mode

1.6