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TWCGX American Century Growth Inv

  • Fund
  • TWCGX
  • Price as of: Dec 15, 2017
  • $36.34
  • + $0.35
  • + 0.97%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

TWCGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 30.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 15.2%
  • Net Assets $8.24 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 33.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$36.34
$27.80
$36.34

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.98%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 36.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

$2,500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 30.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.57%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Century Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name American Century Investments
  • Inception Date Jun 30, 1971
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Gregory J. Woodhams

Fund Description

The American Century Investments Growth Fund Investor Class (TWCGX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that aims to provide growth in a portfolio. TWCGX offers a unique approach to growth investing by using screens to find stocks that are showing signs of improving business fundamentals. This helps fund management identify firms at the beginning of the cycle of increased earnings and multiple expansion. The fund focuses these screens on large-cap U.S. stocks.

TWCGX makes a great subcore choice for investors looking for a unique take on growth investing. The fund is internally managed by American Century.

TWCGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TWCGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 30.7% -97.0% 43.5% 9.52% 1
1 Yr 30.0% -52.0% 75.7% 26.18% 2
3 Yr 11.9% * -15.1% 30.2% 22.40% 2
5 Yr 15.2% * -3.8% 22.6% 43.60% 3
10 Yr 8.7% * 0.6% 12.4% 29.38% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TWCGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -1.0% -56.6% 121.2% 48.32% 3
2015 -2.4% -40.3% 11.4% 36.80% 3
2014 -11.9% -30.1% 42.9% 89.55% 5
2013 21.5% -11.8% 56.4% 70.83% 4
2012 9.4% -21.6% 29.1% 79.05% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TWCGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 30.7% -97.0% 43.5% 9.55% 1
1 Yr 30.0% -71.3% 2606.2% 21.82% 2
3 Yr 11.9% * -21.9% 43.7% 19.97% 2
5 Yr 15.2% * -5.0% 22.6% 39.21% 2
10 Yr 8.7% * 0.0% 12.4% 27.18% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TWCGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -1.0% -56.6% 126.1% 51.88% 3
2015 4.9% -17.8% 28.8% 41.09% 3
2014 14.4% -10.0% 382.6% 31.69% 2
2013 50.2% -2.9% 615.0% 40.69% 3
2012 28.3% -100.0% 357.8% 33.22% 2

NAV & Total Return History

TWCGX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

TWCGX Category Low Category High TWCGX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 8.24 B 373 K 174 B 2.83% 1
Number of Holdings 91 1 2196 8.35% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 2.72 B 0 43.4 B 2.96% 1
Weighting of Top 10 33.7% 0.0% 150.9% 19.67% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 3.81%
  2. Visa Inc Class A 2.70%
  3. Comcast Corp Class A 1.90%
  4. PepsiCo Inc 2.20%
  5. Alphabet Inc A 7.46%
  6. Amazon.com Inc 4.85%
  7. Facebook Inc A 4.54%
  8. Boeing Co 2.33%
  9. Palo Alto Networks Inc 2.06%
  10. Applied Materials Inc 1.89%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High TWCGX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
99.16% 0.00% 105.74% 4.63% 2
Cash
0.84% -5.74% 100.00% 16.71% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 7.47% 4.37% 2
Other
0.00% -4.38% 24.55% 7.07% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 5.06% 0.90% 1
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 78.19% 3.53% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TWCGX % Rank Quintile
Technology
34.41% -1.29% 52.93% 6.56% 2
Healthcare
13.22% -1.03% 95.08% 18.12% 4
Industrials
13.08% -0.37% 27.23% 5.53% 1
Consumer Cyclical
12.32% -2.22% 35.09% 20.76% 4
Consumer Defense
11.80% -1.43% 23.04% 1.86% 1
Financial Services
7.72% -2.38% 38.51% 23.84% 5
Communication Services
3.69% 0.00% 14.37% 7.65% 2
Real Estate
1.49% -0.03% 11.06% 8.68% 2
Energy
0.84% -1.24% 16.17% 18.77% 4
Basic Materials
0.60% -1.18% 21.53% 19.73% 5
Utilities
0.00% -0.18% 10.82% 8.80% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TWCGX % Rank Quintile
US
95.73% 0.00% 100.00% 7.71% 2
Non US
3.43% 0.00% 90.05% 17.93% 3

TWCGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TWCGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.98% 0.00% 24.91% 13.00% 2
Management Fee 0.97% 0.00% 1.50% 0.96% 5
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

TWCGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TWCGX 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

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

TWCGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TWCGX Rank Quintile
Turnover 36.00% 0.00% 610.00% 9.97% 2

TWCGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TWCGX Category Low Category High TWCGX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 2.83% 32.00% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

TWCGX Category Low Category High TWCGX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.57% -13.37% 3.70% 7.27% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

TWCGX - Managers

Gregory J. Woodhams

Manager

Start Date

Sep 30, 1997

Tenure

20.18

Tenure Rank

1.0%

Greg Woodhams is a senior vice president and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of U.S. Growth Equity – Large Cap for American Century Investments. Mr. Woodhams, a member of the Investment Oversight Committee and Asset Allocation Committee, oversees the teams that manage the company's U.S. large-cap growth equity portfolios. He also co-manages four of the firm's U.S. large-cap growth strategies. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Rice University and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.


Justin M. Brown

Manager

Start Date

Jan 31, 2016

Tenure

1.83

Tenure Rank

12.3%

Mr. Brown, Vice President and Portfolio Manager. He joined American Century Investments in 2000 as an investment analyst and became a portfolio manager in 2006. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Texas Christian University. He is a CFA charterholder.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.9

Category Average

7.51

Category Mode

0.7