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ANCFX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 11.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 15.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 15.9%
  • Net Assets $129 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 24.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$77.64
$59.28
$78.68

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.61%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 48.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification


Compare ANCFX to Popular U.S. Large-Cap Blend Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$110.31

-0.56%

$1.26 T

-

$0.00

16.47%

0.14%

$226.69

-0.59%

$1.26 T

0.93%

$2.13

16.30%

0.03%

$403.15

-0.49%

$753.41 B

1.30%

$5.29

17.06%

0.03%

$406.07

-0.53%

$753.41 B

-

$0.00

17.16%

0.14%

$438.51

-0.49%

$374.03 B

1.26%

$5.57

17.04%

0.09%

ANCFX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 11.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.48%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.9%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds Fundamental Investors®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Aug 01, 1978
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Dina Perry

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in common stocks of companies that appear to offer superior opportunities for capital growth and most of which have a history of paying dividends. It may invest significantly 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.


ANCFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.7% -71.4% 44.0% 90.66%
1 Yr 39.0% 6.4% 91.4% 66.75%
3 Yr 15.3%* -0.6% 25.5% 74.72%
5 Yr 15.9%* 4.5% 26.6% 61.95%
10 Yr 13.3%* 3.0% 16.4% 57.42%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 11.5% -94.0% 2181.7% 46.62%
2019 18.6% -22.7% 41.1% 75.58%
2018 -15.9% -100.0% 17.1% 62.31%
2017 14.3% -100.0% 33.2% 47.85%
2016 7.4% -44.8% 25.0% 42.29%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.7% -71.4% 44.0% 90.84%
1 Yr 31.0% 6.4% 108.6% 87.89%
3 Yr 13.0%* -0.6% 26.6% 85.78%
5 Yr 14.5%* 4.5% 26.6% 71.90%
10 Yr 12.6%* 3.0% 16.4% 70.31%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ANCFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 11.5% -94.0% 2181.7% 46.62%
2019 18.6% -21.6% 41.1% 75.58%
2018 -14.6% -100.0% 17.1% 75.30%
2017 23.4% -100.0% 33.2% 12.18%
2016 12.5% -13.4% 26.8% 14.13%

NAV & Total Return History


ANCFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank
Net Assets 129 B 20 1.26 T 2.75%
Number of Holdings 335 2 3910 20.40%
Net Assets in Top 10 32.1 B -472 M 279 B 3.35%
Weighting of Top 10 24.79% 2.3% 100.0% 82.14%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.91%
  2. Capital Group Central Cash Fund 4.36%
  3. Capital Group Central Cash Fund 4.36%
  4. Capital Group Central Cash Fund 4.36%
  5. Capital Group Central Cash Fund 4.36%
  6. Capital Group Central Cash Fund 4.36%
  7. Capital Group Central Cash Fund 4.36%
  8. Capital Group Central Cash Fund 4.36%
  9. Capital Group Central Cash Fund 4.36%
  10. Capital Group Central Cash Fund 4.36%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ANCFX % Rank
Stocks
98.16% 0.00% 152.50% 76.41%
Cash
1.60% -87.42% 100.00% 23.37%
Preferred Stocks
0.24% 0.00% 5.20% 5.53%
Other
0.00% -15.82% 100.00% 44.10%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 8.98% 41.87%
Bonds
0.00% -0.36% 82.68% 43.88%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ANCFX % Rank
Technology
22.87% 0.00% 77.03% 54.94%
Communication Services
13.08% 0.00% 36.08% 15.25%
Healthcare
12.02% 0.00% 58.76% 75.95%
Financial Services
11.85% 0.00% 67.99% 76.96%
Consumer Defense
9.95% 0.00% 51.01% 14.79%
Industrials
9.44% 0.00% 62.09% 53.36%
Consumer Cyclical
8.62% 0.00% 53.56% 79.45%
Basic Materials
5.00% 0.00% 31.64% 13.78%
Energy
3.13% 0.00% 19.92% 22.76%
Utilities
2.44% 0.00% 32.20% 42.01%
Real Estate
1.60% 0.00% 68.36% 66.69%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ANCFX % Rank
US
78.05% 0.00% 149.97% 94.02%
Non US
20.11% 0.00% 63.63% 4.86%

ANCFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.61% 0.01% 4.53% 56.75%
Management Fee 0.24% 0.00% 2.00% 20.97%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 45.90%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.00% 0.95% 0.95%

Sales Fees

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 7.61%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 2.00% 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.

ANCFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 48.00% 0.00% 363.00% 63.49%

ANCFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.88% 0.00% 1.23% 45.22%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

ANCFX Category Low Category High ANCFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.48% -3.04% 2.71% 23.93%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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ANCFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Dina Perry


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 1993

28.35

28.4%

Dina Perry is a senior vice president of Capital Research and Management Company serving as a portfolio manager for several mutual funds. Prior to joining Capital Research in 1991, she was a senior portfolio manager with Neuberger & Berman, where she managed equity portfolios for pension funds and individuals. Before that, she was a vice president, portfolio manager, and chief economist at Chase Investors Management Corporation. Ms. Perry received both a BA and MA in economics from Queens College in New York City. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Brady Enright


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2006

15.34

15.3%

Brady L. Enright is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 28 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 23 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. small-cap companies, as well as commercial services and supplies companies. Prior to joining Capital, Brady was an equity research analyst and portfolio manager for Provident Investment Counsel. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Brady is based in San Francisco.

Mark Casey


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2011

10.34

10.3%

Mark L. Casey 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, Mark was an equity investment analyst and covered U.S. media, entertainment, newspapers, infrastructure software, internet and document imaging. Prior to joining Capital, he was a director and product manager for Siebel Systems. He holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University graduating magna cum laude. Mark is based in San Francisco.

Mathews Cherian


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2015

5.75

5.8%

Mathews Cherian is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst, he covers U.S. and European semiconductor companies, as well as global telecommunications equipment and networking. He has 23 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 16 years. Prior to joining Capital, Mathews was a senior equity analyst for Pangaea Capital in Boston. Before that, he was an equity analyst with David L. Babson and a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and both a master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in electrical science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mathews is based in San Francisco.

Paul Benjamin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2017

4.33

4.3%

Paul Benjamin is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst, he covers U.S. large-cap software companies. He has the investment experience since 2005, all with Capital Group. Prior to joining Capital, he managed the European operations for Interelate, a technology start-up funded by Goldman Sachs. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in finance and religion from Northwestern College graduating magna cum laude. Paul is based in Los Angeles.

Julian Abdey


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2018

3.33

3.3%

Julian N. Abdey is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Julian has 23 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 16 years. Earlier in his career at Capital, he was an equity investment analyst and covered U.S. and European small-cap financial companies such as banks and savings & loans. Before joining Capital, he was a portfolio manager and equity research analyst with HSBC Asset Management, where he covered U.S. financial companies and managed various growth-oriented funds. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in economics from Cambridge University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Julian is based in San Francisco.

Irfan Furniturewala


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2018

2.75

2.8%

Irfan M. Furniturewala is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 20 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 19 years. Earlier in his career at Capital as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. hardware and semiconductor companies. Prior to joining Capital, Irfan was a senior design engineer at Motorola, Inc., and he is a co-inventor of two patents approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai. Irfan is based in Los Angeles.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 38.11 6.49 1.5