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AIVSX American Funds Invmt Co of Amer A

  • Fund
  • AIVSX
  • Price as of: May 23, 2019
  • $37.15 - $0.46 - 1.22%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

AIVSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.7%
  • Net Assets $98.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 27.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$37.15
$32.05
$42.30

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.57%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 36.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 9.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.85%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Investment Company of America®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Jan 02, 1934
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Donald D. O'Neal

Fund Description

The American Funds Investment Company of America Fund Class A (AIVSX) is one of the nation’s oldest mutual funds. AIVSX is actively managed and bets on large-cap American “blue-chip” stocks designed to represent the entire U.S. economy. AIVSX’s main mandate is to provide capital growth, with income generation as a secondary objective. However, the fund looks towards future dividend growth rather than current big distribution pay-outs when selecting its portfolio.

While expenses are low, sales loads move the fund into the high-cost category. Given its mandate of holding the bluest of America’s blue-chips, the fund makes a great core position. It is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

AIVSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.6% -14.1% 31.7% 82.74%
1 Yr -9.3% -61.3% 33.4% 63.90%
3 Yr 1.9%* -31.9% 21.1% 59.65%
5 Yr -0.7%* -23.5% 12.0% 56.73%
10 Yr 5.8%* -6.2% 19.0% 66.47%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -16.0% -67.0% 16.7% 52.89%
2017 11.5% -32.8% 34.8% 54.37%
2016 8.6% -28.0% 20.8% 25.64%
2015 -10.0% -46.9% 5.7% 71.22%
2014 1.0% -31.3% 53.8% 66.70%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.6% -14.1% 31.7% 83.05%
1 Yr 0.5% -61.3% 34.2% 37.92%
3 Yr 9.9%* -29.3% 21.6% 31.87%
5 Yr 8.3%* -19.4% 13.9% 19.66%
10 Yr 12.6%* -4.0% 23.7% 23.74%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AIVSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.6% -67.0% 17.4% 25.94%
2017 19.8% -22.1% 34.8% 42.07%
2016 14.6% -14.7% 21.8% 7.35%
2015 -1.5% -40.3% 7.0% 40.80%
2014 13.1% -24.8% 56.3% 20.02%

NAV & Total Return History

AIVSX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank
Net Assets 98.1 B 1.88 M 804 B 2.81%
Number of Holdings 181 7 3615 35.64%
Net Assets in Top 10 26.5 B -57.2 M 135 B 1.41%
Weighting of Top 10 27.88% 2.4% 936.4% 51.20%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.36%

  2. Facebook Inc A 4.24%

  3. AbbVie Inc 3.79%

  4. Abbott Laboratories 2.81%

  5. Amazon.com Inc 2.20%

  6. Broadcom Inc 2.18%

  7. Exxon Mobil Corp 2.10%

  8. British American Tobacco PLC 2.08%

  9. Philip Morris International Inc 2.08%

  10. Alphabet Inc A 2.05%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
Stocks
92.77% -6.79% 687.17% 84.74%
Cash
7.11% -187.97% 80.44% 8.94%
Bonds
0.08% -595.81% 186.14% 21.29%
Preferred Stocks
0.04% -0.37% 6.87% 12.85%
Other
0.00% -4.04% 22.06% 58.84%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.54% 55.22%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
Technology
22.37% -67.56% 52.42% 39.13%
Healthcare
16.64% 0.00% 47.60% 13.28%
Consumer Cyclical
11.06% -0.92% 33.07% 56.24%
Consumer Defense
10.88% 0.00% 64.11% 10.97%
Energy
9.62% -1.65% 306.37% 6.74%
Industrials
7.60% 0.00% 77.42% 80.58%
Financial Services
6.76% 0.00% 187.22% 89.74%
Basic Materials
3.87% 0.00% 90.41% 20.72%
Communication Services
1.95% -0.65% 14.58% 72.54%
Utilities
1.89% -1.30% 19.90% 58.65%
Real Estate
0.14% -1.87% 13.40% 77.26%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
US
79.06% -6.79% 223.50% 79.42%
Non US
13.71% 0.00% 463.67% 17.77%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
7.11% -188.01% 80.44% 8.64%
Government
0.08% -595.81% 95.81% 15.48%
Corporate
0.04% -0.25% 77.81% 23.42%
Derivative
0.00% -23.28% 48.68% 50.25%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 57.34% 54.47%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 58.72% 52.16%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AIVSX % Rank
US
0.08% -595.81% 162.35% 21.29%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 46.22% 55.52%

AIVSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.57% 0.00% 153.75% 80.81%
Management Fee 0.23% 0.00% 1.50% 19.68%
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 22.28%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.85% 1.86%

Sales Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 1.00% 5.75% 25.00%
Deferred Load N/A 0.95% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.15% 2.00% 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.

AIVSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 36.00% 0.00% 836.00% 47.58%

AIVSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.10% 48.80%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Quarterly

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AIVSX Category Low Category High AIVSX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.85% -1.49% 3.64% 8.99%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

AIVSX - Managers

Donald D. O'Neal

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 1992

27.18

27.2%

Donald D. O’Neal is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 33 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered chemical, environmental service and aerospace & defense companies. Don holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from University of California, Los Angeles graduating summa cum laude. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Don is based in San Francisco.


James B. Lovelace

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 1992

27.18

27.2%

James B. Lovelace is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He also serves on the Portfolio Oversight Committee. He has 37 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Jim covered beverages & tobacco, restaurants & lodging, household products and personal care companies. Jim began his career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in philosophy from Swarthmore College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. Jim is based in Los Angeles.


Joyce E. Gordon

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2001

18.34

18.3%

Joyce E. Gordon is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 36 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 41 years. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, she covered thrifts, banking, and paper & forest products companies. She holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in business finance from the University of Southern California. Joyce is based in Los Angeles.


Christopher D. Buchbinder

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2007

12.17

12.2%

Christopher D. Buchbinder is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 23 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. telecommunication services, autos, and auto parts & equipment companies. He began his career as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the Capital organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Brown University graduating cum laude. Chris is based in San Francisco.


Eric S. Richter

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2008

11.17

11.2%

Eric S. Richter is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 27 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Eric covered electrical equipment, chemicals and miscellaneous companies with high dividend yields. Prior to joining Capital, he was a senior investment officer for Boatmen’s Trust Co. and an investment research analyst for Boatmen’s National Bank in St. Louis. Eric holds a doctorate in law from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in art history from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Eric is based in Washington, D.C.


Barry S. Crosthwaite

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2013

6.33

6.3%

Barry S. Crosthwaite is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 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.


Grant L. Cambridge

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2014

5.17

5.2%

Grant L. Cambridge is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered insurance, airlines, air freight, home builders, asset managers and software companies, as well as small- and mid-cap companies. Prior to joining Capital, he worked for BTM Capital, a subsidiary of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in Boston. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree from Suffolk University and a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College. Grant is based in Los Angeles.


Martin Romo

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 02, 2018

0.83

0.8%

Martin Romo is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is president of Capital Research Company, Inc. and serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. Martin has 27 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 26 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered the global chemicals industry, mortgage and consumer financials, and select conglomerate companies. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Martin is based in San Francisco.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

83.5

Category Average

6.99

Category Mode

3.62