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American Funds Growth Fund of Amer B

AGRBX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return N/A
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.8%
  • Net Assets $156 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 24.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

N/A
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.42%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 5.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 31.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Apr 21, 2009
  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme N/A
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Growth

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Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$106.42

+0.84%

$1.21 T

-

$0.00

12.36%

0.14%

$218.75

+0.85%

$1.21 T

0.99%

$2.15

12.39%

0.03%

$388.03

+0.71%

$731.30 B

1.40%

$5.39

12.90%

0.03%

$391.12

+0.75%

$731.30 B

-

$0.00

12.84%

0.14%

$21.16

+1.10%

$393.08 B

-

$0.00

9.07%

0.17%

AGRBX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return N/A
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.22%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds The Growth Fund of America®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Mar 15, 2000
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    B
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Michael T. Kerr

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in common stocks and seeks to invest in companies that appear to offer superior opportunities for growth of capital. It may invest up to 25% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States. The investment adviser uses a system of multiple portfolio managers in managing the fund's assets. Under this approach, the portfolio of the fund is divided into segments managed by individual managers who decide how their respective segments will be invested.


AGRBX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AGRBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD N/A -10.6% 42.0% N/A
1 Yr 19.4% -62.3% 16.6% N/A
3 Yr 9.4%* -37.8% 23.3% N/A
5 Yr 12.8%* -31.0% 23.8% N/A
10 Yr 6.8%* -12.5% 16.9% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AGRBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 N/A -65.5% 9.4% N/A
2019 N/A -28.2% 41.0% N/A
2018 N/A -56.6% 18.1% N/A
2017 N/A -38.0% 11.4% N/A
2016 N/A -52.4% 105.4% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AGRBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD N/A -10.6% 42.0% N/A
1 Yr 14.4% -62.3% 24.1% N/A
3 Yr 8.2%* -37.8% 29.4% N/A
5 Yr 12.6%* -31.0% 32.7% N/A
10 Yr 6.8%* -12.5% 19.9% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AGRBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 N/A -65.5% 16.5% N/A
2019 N/A -28.2% 48.9% N/A
2018 N/A -56.6% 26.8% N/A
2017 N/A -38.0% 17.3% N/A
2016 N/A -52.4% 120.7% N/A

AGRBX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AGRBX Category Low Category High AGRBX % Rank
Net Assets 156 B 998 K 193 B N/A
Number of Holdings 350 6 2032 N/A
Net Assets in Top 10 34.2 B 592 K 54.6 B N/A
Weighting of Top 10 24.49% 13.6% 100.1% N/A

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Amazon.com Inc 6.05%
  2. Broadcom Ltd 2.63%
  3. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.43%
  4. Microsoft Corp 2.35%
  5. The Home Depot Inc 2.11%
  6. Netflix Inc 2.07%
  7. Alphabet Inc C 1.81%
  8. EOG Resources Inc 1.78%
  9. American International Group Inc 1.73%
  10. Facebook Inc A 1.52%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AGRBX % Rank
Stocks
93.15% 17.95% 118.91% N/A
Cash
3.91% -22.12% 54.51% N/A
Other
1.64% -21.17% 14.61% N/A
Bonds
1.11% 0.00% 72.62% N/A
Preferred Stocks
0.21% 0.00% 18.88% N/A
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.72% N/A

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AGRBX % Rank
Technology
22.30% 0.00% 60.97% N/A
Consumer Cyclical
19.41% 0.00% 32.85% N/A
Healthcare
13.68% 0.00% 96.10% N/A
Energy
10.93% 0.00% 15.29% N/A
Financial Services
10.05% 0.00% 40.20% N/A
Consumer Defense
5.59% 0.00% 17.04% N/A
Industrials
5.24% 0.00% 25.15% N/A
Communication Services
3.19% 0.00% 15.66% N/A
Basic Materials
2.58% 0.00% 11.46% N/A
Real Estate
0.19% 0.00% 10.15% N/A
Utilities
0.00% -0.01% 10.18% N/A

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AGRBX % Rank
US
78.24% 7.01% 117.83% N/A
Non US
14.91% 0.00% 92.52% N/A

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AGRBX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
3.96% -22.12% 54.51% N/A
Government
1.07% 0.00% 44.70% N/A
Corporate
0.19% 0.00% 45.17% N/A
Derivative
0.00% -0.06% 4.44% N/A
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 16.97% N/A
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.65% N/A

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AGRBX % Rank
US
1.11% 0.00% 61.06% N/A
Non US
0.00% -0.27% 11.56% N/A

AGRBX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AGRBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.42% 0.00% 15.15% N/A
Management Fee 0.27% 0.00% 1.44% N/A
12b-1 Fee 0.99% 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

AGRBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load 5.00% 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

AGRBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% N/A

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.

AGRBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 31.00% 0.00% 650.00% N/A

AGRBX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AGRBX Category Low Category High AGRBX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.11% N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AGRBX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

AGRBX Category Low Category High AGRBX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.22% -14.30% 2.62% N/A

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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AGRBX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Michael T. Kerr


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 1998

18.42

18.4%

Michael T. Kerr is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global oil & gas companies and U.S. multi-utilities. Prior to joining Capital, Mike was an exploration geophysicist with Cities Service Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded first-year honors, and a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from Harvard University graduating cum laude.

Christopher D. Buchbinder


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2013

3.41

3.4%

Buchbinder is senior vice president and an equity portfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate.

Barry S. Crosthwaite


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2007

9.42

9.4%

Barry S. Crosthwaite is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 19 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. electrical equipment/appliances, global energy equipment, and oil field services & drilling companies, as well as North American communications & networking equipment companies. Barry holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Occidental College graduating magna cum laude. Barry is based in San Francisco.

Donald D. O'Neal


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 1993

23.43

23.4%

O'Neal is a Senior Vice President of Capital Research. O'Neal has been an investment professional since 1992

James Terrile


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2008

8.42

8.4%

James Terrile is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 21 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 19 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. health care supplies & equipment, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Prior to joining Capital, James was an equity research analyst for Gabelli Asset Management Company in New York. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction and a bachelor’s degree in music from William Paterson University graduating magna cum laude. James is based in Los Angeles.

Martin Romo


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2010

6.42

6.4%

Investment professional for 22 years in total; 21 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate

Joanna F. Jonsson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2016

1.08

1.1%

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.

Carl M. Kawaja


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2010

6.42

6.4%

Carl Kawaja is a portfolio manager, a director of Capital International Asset Management and a senior vice president of Capital Research Company. Prior to joining the Capital Group organization in 1991, Carl was a security analyst for Gabelli and Co. in New York, as well as an equity analyst for Levesque Beaubien Inc. in Montreal. Carl received a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is based in San Francisco.

J. Blair Frank


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2001

15.42

15.4%

Frank is Senior Vice President of Capital Research and Management Company. He has been an investment professional since 1993 with 20 years at Capital Research and Management or affiliate.

Alan J. Wilson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 03, 2012

4.41

4.4%

Alan J. Wilson is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 31 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 25 years. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. construction & housing, machinery & engineering, energy companies, personal care, and household products. Before joining Capital, Alan was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and an engineer with Texas Eastern Corp. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alan is based in Los Angeles.

Lawrence R. Solomon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2010

6.92

6.9%

Lawrence R. Solomon is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covers U.S. and European software. He is also chairman and president of Capital Management Services, Inc. He has 32 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 31 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, Larry’s coverage included U.S. technology and imaging, as well as global telecom equipment and software manufacturers. Prior to joining Capital, he was an economic consultant and research analyst for Data Resources, Inc. in Los Angeles. Larry holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Occidental College, graduating cum laude, and the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Larry is based in San Francisco.

Ronald B. Morrow


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2004

12.42

12.4%

Morrow is a senior vice president of Capital World Investors.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.0 51.53 8.48 0.0