APGAX: AB Large Cap Growth A

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APGAX AB Large Cap Growth A


Profile

APGAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 18.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 13.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.8%
  • Net Assets $14.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 52.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$67.79
$44.27
$73.77

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.89%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.25%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 37.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA $2,500

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 18.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.06%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    AB Large Cap Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    AllianceBernstein
  • Inception Date
    Sep 28, 1992
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Frank Caruso

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in equity securities of a limited number of large, carefully selected, high-quality U.S. companies. It invests primarily in the domestic equity securities of companies selected by the fund's Adviser for their growth potential within various market sectors. The fund emphasizes investments in large, seasoned companies. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in common stocks of large-capitalization companies. It may, at times, invest in shares of exchange-traded funds in lieu of making direct investments in securities.


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Performance

APGAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period APGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 18.2% -91.6% 86.2% 45.17%
1 Yr 25.5% -92.0% 115.1% 27.40%
3 Yr 13.6%* -59.0% 39.7% 18.98%
5 Yr 11.8%* -41.4% 33.3% 21.52%
10 Yr 11.9%* -18.4% 17.5% 15.75%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period APGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 28.9% -67.9% 49.9% 20.42%
2018 -6.9% -65.5% 10.6% 24.36%
2017 26.2% -46.3% 52.2% 11.91%
2016 0.1% -56.6% 15.3% 46.55%
2015 1.3% -82.5% 11.4% 21.23%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period APGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 18.2% -91.6% 86.2% 45.17%
1 Yr 25.5% -92.0% 115.1% 27.40%
3 Yr 15.1%* -57.9% 39.7% 27.80%
5 Yr 15.3%* -38.8% 33.3% 20.95%
10 Yr 15.8%* -17.0% 21.6% 8.34%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period APGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 28.9% -67.9% 49.9% 20.42%
2018 -6.9% -65.5% 16.5% 49.71%
2017 31.4% -28.2% 52.2% 19.25%
2016 2.8% -56.6% 17.1% 46.36%
2015 10.6% -38.0% 17.3% 4.45%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

APGAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

APGAX Category Low Category High APGAX % Rank
Net Assets 14.4 B 818 K 235 B 12.22%
Number of Holdings 57 2 2263 55.07%
Net Assets in Top 10 7.01 B 399 K 71.6 B 9.82%
Weighting of Top 10 52.03% 13.5% 100.0% 15.93%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. AB Government Money Market AB 8.53%
  2. Microsoft Corp 7.24%
  3. Alphabet Inc Class C 6.73%
  4. Amazon.com Inc 5.53%
  5. Facebook Inc A 5.00%
  6. Visa Inc Class A 4.45%
  7. UnitedHealth Group Inc 4.09%
  8. Monster Beverage Corp 3.81%
  9. Zoetis Inc Class A 3.41%
  10. Intuitive Surgical Inc 3.24%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High APGAX % Rank
Stocks
91.47% 60.93% 103.32% 97.29%
Cash
8.53% -5.73% 39.07% 2.24%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.55% 23.82%
Other
0.00% -1.64% 18.70% 28.38%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.70% 16.40%
Bonds
0.00% -0.48% 13.73% 20.88%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High APGAX % Rank
Healthcare
26.68% 0.00% 60.93% 1.86%
Technology
21.99% 4.67% 54.73% 87.63%
Communication Services
15.79% 0.00% 34.83% 21.96%
Consumer Cyclical
14.64% 0.00% 44.53% 58.16%
Financial Services
8.56% 0.00% 41.40% 71.77%
Consumer Defense
5.87% 0.00% 19.15% 23.12%
Industrials
4.58% 0.00% 24.88% 64.42%
Basic Materials
1.89% 0.00% 13.33% 34.49%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 11.79% 43.70%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 22.16% 81.98%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 7.94% 51.35%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High APGAX % Rank
US
90.62% 60.93% 100.05% 66.67%
Non US
0.85% 0.00% 18.83% 79.97%

Expenses

APGAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

APGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.89% 0.01% 24.73% 65.18%
Management Fee 0.51% 0.00% 1.40% 21.42%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 26.92%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

APGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 4.25% 0.50% 8.50% 90.58%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

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

APGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 37.00% 0.00% 464.00% 41.32%

Distributions

APGAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

APGAX Category Low Category High APGAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 19.69% 18.13%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

APGAX Category Low Category High APGAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.06% -8.87% 2.43% 55.81%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

APGAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Frank Caruso


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 16, 2012

8.55

8.6%

Frank Caruso is a Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of US Growth Equities since 2012. He joined the firm in 1993, when it acquired Shields Asset Management, where he had been director of Equities. Previously, he was a managing director and senior member of the Investment Policy Committee at Shearson Lehman Advisors.He holds a BA in business economics from the State University of New York, Oneonta, and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute. He is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

John Fogarty


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 16, 2012

8.55

8.6%

John H. Fogarty is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for US Growth Equities, a position he has held since 2009. He rejoined the firm in 2006 as a fundamental research analyst covering consumer-discretionary stocks in the US, having previously spent nearly three years as a hedge fund manager at Dialectic Capital Management and Vardon Partners. Fogarty began his career at AB in 1988, performing quantitative research, and joined the US Large Cap Growth team as a generalist and quantitative analyst in 1995. He became a portfolio manager in 1997. Fogarty holds a BA in history from Columbia University and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

Vinay Thapar


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 11, 2018

2.39

2.4%

Vinay Thapar is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for US Growth Equities. He is also a Senior Research Analyst, responsible for covering global healthcare. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Thapar spent three years as a senior investment analyst covering global healthcare for two domestic investment funds at American Century Investments. Prior to that, he worked for eight years at Bear Stearns in the Biotech Equity Research Group, most recently as an associate director. Thapar holds a BA in biology from New York University and is a CFA charterholder. Location: New York

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 37.28 8.34 1.34