AMCPX: American Funds AMCAP A

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Profile

AMCPX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 21.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.7%
  • Net Assets $69.3 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 22.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.97
$26.18
$34.02

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.66%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 32.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 21.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.65%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds AMCAP Fund®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    May 01, 1967
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Claudia P. Huntington

Fund Description

The American Funds AMCAP Fund Class A (AMCPX) is a low-cost, actively managed growth fund. It uses various fundamental metrics to find growth stocks that have long-term records of increasing earnings faster than the broad market. The fund is limited to owning only U.S. stocks but is free to roam across market caps. AMCPX primarily invests in common stocks, however, it can hold convertible and preferred stocks as well as cash equivalents.

AMCPX makes a great core choice for investors when paired with a value fund or as a way to overweight growth in a portfolio. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.


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Performance

AMCPX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AMCPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 21.8% -68.6% 59.4% 81.97%
1 Yr 8.6% -84.0% 58.7% 72.60%
3 Yr 6.6%* -48.8% 23.8% 65.97%
5 Yr 2.7%* -34.7% 16.0% 60.64%
10 Yr 7.8%* -14.0% 17.7% 60.90%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AMCPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -11.4% -65.5% 13.4% 42.95%
2017 15.6% -46.3% 37.5% 66.46%
2016 4.9% -43.3% 15.3% 19.33%
2015 -7.3% -38.0% 11.4% 74.68%
2014 2.5% -52.4% 105.4% 41.16%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AMCPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 21.8% -68.6% 59.4% 81.97%
1 Yr 8.6% -84.0% 58.7% 80.86%
3 Yr 10.1%* -48.8% 30.7% 70.86%
5 Yr 8.3%* -34.7% 16.6% 61.21%
10 Yr 12.1%* -14.0% 17.7% 51.75%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AMCPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -9.2% -65.5% 16.5% 55.32%
2017 22.1% -28.2% 51.5% 69.65%
2016 9.0% -43.3% 17.1% 8.42%
2015 0.8% -38.0% 17.3% 57.73%
2014 12.6% -52.4% 120.7% 22.35%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

AMCPX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AMCPX Category Low Category High AMCPX % Rank
Net Assets 69.3 B 1.25 M 199 B 1.94%
Number of Holdings 203 7 2081 10.79%
Net Assets in Top 10 14.6 B 429 K 53.6 B 2.87%
Weighting of Top 10 22.32% 11.9% 100.0% 94.95%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Abbott Laboratories 3.14%
  2. Microsoft Corp 2.73%
  3. Facebook Inc A 2.61%
  4. Netflix Inc 2.58%
  5. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.22%
  6. Broadcom Inc 2.00%
  7. Amazon.com Inc 1.92%
  8. Mastercard Inc A 1.79%
  9. EOG Resources Inc 1.69%
  10. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 1.63%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AMCPX % Rank
Stocks
91.19% 80.50% 105.55% 95.96%
Cash
8.81% -5.55% 16.25% 3.18%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 38.04%
Other
0.00% -0.92% 3.79% 40.22%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 30.20%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.92% 33.46%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AMCPX % Rank
Technology
25.41% 7.37% 58.59% 69.95%
Healthcare
21.01% 0.00% 46.23% 5.36%
Industrials
12.63% 0.00% 24.88% 15.84%
Consumer Cyclical
11.63% 0.00% 49.54% 81.83%
Financial Services
7.58% 0.00% 32.66% 86.72%
Energy
4.93% -0.02% 7.24% 3.26%
Consumer Defense
3.81% 0.00% 18.34% 62.81%
Basic Materials
1.32% 0.00% 11.24% 55.43%
Real Estate
1.24% 0.00% 10.94% 62.50%
Communication Services
1.11% 0.00% 28.18% 68.25%
Utilities
0.52% -0.01% 9.70% 22.44%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AMCPX % Rank
US
84.84% 80.50% 100.50% 93.25%
Non US
6.35% 0.00% 17.37% 31.60%

Expenses

AMCPX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AMCPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.66% 0.00% 165.48% 85.66%
Management Fee 0.30% 0.00% 1.40% 4.66%
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 25.93%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 1.02% 2.08%

Sales Fees

AMCPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 0.50% 25.00% 15.61%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

AMCPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

AMCPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 32.00% 0.00% 536.00% 32.91%

Distributions

AMCPX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AMCPX Category Low Category High AMCPX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 15.22% 52.95%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AMCPX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

AMCPX Category Low Category High AMCPX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.65% -7.55% 1.83% 15.37%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

AMCPX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Claudia P. Huntington


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 1996

23.6

23.6%

Claudia P. Huntington is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 46 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in her career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital she covered technology companies and was a regional generalist covering companies in the southwest; she was also an economist. Prior to joining Capital, Claudia worked as an assistant economist for American Express Investment Management Company in San Francisco. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University. She is based in L.A.

Barry S. Crosthwaite


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2006

13.59

13.6%

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.

Eric S. Richter


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2008

11.59

11.6%

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.

Lawrence R. Solomon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2011

8.59

8.6%

Lawrence R. Solomon is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 35 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 34 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, Larry was an equity investment analyst covering computer hardware, software, communications equipment, computer services and imaging. 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.

James Terrile


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2011

8.59

8.6%

James Terrile is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 22 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.

Aidan O'Connell


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 02, 2015

4.42

4.4%

Aidan O’Connell is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is also a research director and an equity investment analyst and has research responsibility as a U.S. small- and mid-cap generalist. He has 21 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 15 years. Prior to joining Capital, he was an investment analyst and portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Investments. Before that, Aidan was a research associate and corporate finance associate at Hambrecht & Quist. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and a bachelor’s degree in French and English from Dartmouth College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Aidan is based in San Francisco.

Eric H. Stern


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 22, 2019

0.02

0.0%

Eric H. Stern is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 26 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 24 years. As an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. health care, insurance, autos and life science companies. Before joining Capital, he served as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley & Company. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Eric is based in Los Angeles.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.0 51.95 8.0 0.42