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TWCUX American Century Ultra® Inv

  • Fund
  • TWCUX
  • Price as of: Mar 21, 2019
  • $47.79
  • + $0.48
  • + 1.02%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

TWCUX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 18.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 19.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.6%
  • Net Assets $11.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 43.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$47.79
$37.44
$52.58

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.97%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 17.00%

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 18.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 19.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.12%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Century Ultra® Fund
  • Fund Family Name American Century Investments
  • Inception Date Nov 02, 1981
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Michael Li

Fund Description

The American Century Investments Ultra Fund Investor Class (TWCUX) is an actively managed fund that focuses on large-cap growth stocks in the United States in order to aggressively grow capital. Managers at the fund use various growth metrics to find stocks that are showing faster earnings growth than the broad market as well as seeing high price momentum. As such, the fund is heavily weighted to tech and consumer discretionary names.

Expenses for TWCUX remain below average. As an actively managed growth fund, it is best suited as a side bet in a broad equity portfolio. The fund is managed by American Century Investments.

TWCUX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 18.2% -97.0% 26.8% 21.77% 2
1 Yr 8.2% -52.0% 75.7% 31.15% 2
3 Yr 19.7% * -15.1% 31.4% 11.10% 1
5 Yr 12.6% * -4.7% 17.8% 17.23% 1
10 Yr 18.1% * 3.4% 22.8% 13.92% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -6.9% -91.4% 439.4% 29.15% 2
2017 24.5% -43.6% 104.4% 12.56% 1
2016 -0.4% -56.6% 121.2% 47.92% 3
2015 0.7% -41.2% 45.5% 31.24% 2
2014 1.8% -30.1% 41.8% 48.95% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 18.2% -100.0% 26.8% 21.84% 2
1 Yr 8.2% -71.3% 2606.2% 26.67% 2
3 Yr 19.7% * -21.9% 43.7% 9.77% 1
5 Yr 12.6% * -5.8% 17.8% 16.15% 1
10 Yr 18.1% * 3.2% 22.8% 13.26% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2018 -6.9% -91.4% 439.4% 30.24% 2
2017 24.5% -43.6% 104.4% 12.68% 1
2016 -0.4% -56.6% 382.6% 56.71% 4
2015 6.5% -41.2% 615.0% 36.97% 2
2014 11.1% -100.0% 357.8% 63.21% 4

NAV & Total Return History

TWCUX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2018

Concentration Analysis

TWCUX Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 11.8 B 373 K 185 B 2.12% 1
Number of Holdings 72 1 2060 9.58% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 4.48 B 0 48.6 B 1.86% 1
Weighting of Top 10 43.2% 0.0% 1323.8% 9.64% 2

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 8.01%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 6.43%
  3. UnitedHealth Group Inc 4.16%
  4. Visa Inc Class A 4.65%
  5. Facebook Inc A 3.45%
  6. Alphabet Inc A 2.96%
  7. Alphabet Inc Class C 3.58%
  8. Mastercard Inc A 4.43%
  9. Boeing Co 2.88%
  10. Walt Disney Co 2.62%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
99.40% 0.00% 114.53% 3.92% 1
Other
0.45% -15.02% 42.89% 3.98% 1
Cash
0.14% -1291.33% 100.00% 20.44% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 14.01% 3.98% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.20% 1.22% 1
Bonds
0.00% -0.09% 1276.80% 3.34% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank Quintile
Technology
31.97% -1.29% 62.60% 10.28% 2
Consumer Cyclical
22.75% -2.22% 31.43% 2.96% 1
Healthcare
15.03% -1.03% 94.29% 15.55% 3
Financial Services
14.32% -2.38% 39.70% 12.08% 2
Industrials
7.40% -0.37% 25.62% 21.34% 4
Consumer Defense
5.20% -1.43% 20.13% 16.26% 3
Energy
1.47% -1.24% 17.81% 15.55% 3
Basic Materials
1.27% -1.18% 12.25% 16.58% 4
Utilities
0.00% -0.21% 16.45% 10.22% 3
Real Estate
0.00% -0.04% 11.06% 15.87% 4
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 15.12% 20.12% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank Quintile
US
97.25% 0.00% 113.51% 6.75% 2
Non US
2.15% 0.00% 92.29% 20.18% 4

TWCUX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TWCUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.97% 0.00% 24.91% 13.50% 2
Management Fee 0.97% 0.00% 1.44% 0.90% 5
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.02% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

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

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

TWCUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High TWCUX Rank Quintile
Turnover 17.00% 0.00% 650.00% 12.67% 1

TWCUX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TWCUX Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 11.75% 37.33% 3

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

TWCUX Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.12% -14.30% 3.70% 11.38% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

TWCUX - Managers

Michael Li

Manager

Start Date

Dec 22, 2008

Tenure

10.19

Tenure Rank

5.4%

Mr. Li, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, co-manages the U.S. Focused Dynamic Growth, U.S. Large Cap Quality Growth and U.S. Premier Large Cap Growth strategies. Prior to his current role, he was an analyst on the U.S. Lg Cap Qual Gr portfolio. Before joining American Century Inv. in 2002, Mr. Li was a scientist/project manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Mr. Li has a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Science & Technology of China, a MBA from The Wharton School of the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Univ. of Michigan.


Jeffrey R. Bourke

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2008

Tenure

10.17

Tenure Rank

5.4%

Mr. Bourke, Portfolio Manager, has been a member of the team that manages the fund since 2008. He joined American Century Investments in 2007 as an analyst and became a portfolio manager in 2013. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.


Keith Lee

Manager

Start Date

Dec 22, 2008

Tenure

10.19

Tenure Rank

5.4%

Mr. Lee, Sr. Vice President & Sr. Portfolio Manager, has co-managed the U.S. Focused Dynamic Growth strategy since the strategy inception in 2016. He also co-manages the U.S. Large Cap Quality Growth and U.S. Premier Large Cap Growth strategies. Prior, he was a senior analyst on the U.S. Lg Cap Qual Gr strategy. He joined American Century in 1998 and again in 2001. He started in the industry as an analyst for Oppenheimer funds in New York in 1996. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Columbia University, is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

51.2

Category Average

7.89

Category Mode

4.2