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AWSHX American Funds Washington Mutual A

  • Fund
  • AWSHX
  • Price as of: Apr 22, 2019
  • $46.24 + $0.01 + 0.02%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Value Equities

AWSHX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.8%
  • Net Assets $113 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 28.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$46.24
$38.72
$47.30

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.57%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 25.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 12.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.97%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date Jul 31, 1952
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States

Fund Description

The Washington Mutual Investors Fund (AWSHX) primary objective is to produce income and to provide an opportunity for growth of principal consistent with sound common stock investing. At least 95% of the portfolio is invested in equity-type securities, which meet strict standards evolving from requirements originally established by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the investment of trust funds. One of these requirements is that the fund may not invest in any companies that derive their primary revenues from alcohol or tobacco.

AWSHX may also feature exposure to non-U.S. companies, though the fund is capped at 10% of its assets for any foreign exposure. The resulting portfolio features hefty allocations toward large capitalization value stocks. The fund, which launched in 1952, is managed by Capital Research and Management Company, and is most appropriate for income-oriented investors seeking greater exposure to blue chip companies.

AWSHX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 12.6% 0.0% 27.3% 81.94%
1 Yr 2.3% -27.6% 18.7% 21.05%
3 Yr 5.3%* -14.1% 15.5% 32.16%
5 Yr 2.8%* -27.6% 11.3% 35.82%
10 Yr 8.9%* -9.3% 13.3% 33.98%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -10.0% -38.8% 15.7% 10.09%
2017 11.5% -17.9% 37.3% 33.42%
2016 6.5% -7.3% 28.2% 81.84%
2015 -6.1% -47.3% 0.6% 26.52%
2014 3.9% -46.4% 75.9% 53.74%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 12.6% 0.0% 27.3% 81.94%
1 Yr 6.6% -27.6% 18.7% 23.54%
3 Yr 11.7%* -11.0% 17.5% 6.78%
5 Yr 9.4%* -9.0% 14.9% 4.12%
10 Yr 14.0%* -3.7% 15.4% 6.56%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AWSHX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -5.9% -32.1% 15.7% 8.72%
2017 20.2% -7.9% 38.3% 9.05%
2016 13.4% -7.3% 29.2% 47.92%
2015 -0.3% -26.2% 4.7% 5.68%
2014 11.6% -45.2% 78.4% 25.29%

NAV & Total Return History

AWSHX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank
Net Assets 113 B 1.42 M 113 B 0.12%
Number of Holdings 156 18 1797 17.56%
Net Assets in Top 10 32.2 B 101 K 32.2 B 0.12%
Weighting of Top 10 28.45% 8.5% 74.3% 50.44%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 5.52%

  2. Intel Corp 3.40%

  3. Broadcom Inc 3.03%

  4. Boeing Co 2.74%

  5. Merck & Co Inc 2.69%

  6. Comcast Corp Class A 2.65%

  7. CME Group Inc Class A 2.47%

  8. The Home Depot Inc 2.43%

  9. DowDuPont Inc 2.09%

  10. Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class B 2.02%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AWSHX % Rank
Stocks
95.74% 6.24% 117.79% 74.97%
Cash
4.25% -17.79% 42.36% 19.18%
Preferred Stocks
0.02% 0.00% 14.97% 13.33%
Other
0.00% -0.77% 2.77% 10.71%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 77.39% 6.10%
Bonds
0.00% -0.04% 43.37% 15.07%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AWSHX % Rank
Technology
18.00% 0.00% 28.73% 9.24%
Financial Services
16.15% 0.00% 39.45% 79.03%
Healthcare
13.67% 0.00% 25.77% 59.43%
Industrials
13.02% 0.00% 37.45% 12.48%
Energy
9.55% 0.00% 25.19% 40.07%
Consumer Cyclical
6.11% 0.00% 45.21% 64.54%
Consumer Defense
5.91% 0.00% 26.39% 73.41%
Communication Services
4.64% 0.00% 13.11% 44.44%
Basic Materials
4.04% 0.00% 17.14% 25.47%
Utilities
3.37% 0.00% 71.13% 60.92%
Real Estate
1.28% 0.00% 32.01% 69.66%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AWSHX % Rank
US
86.79% 0.17% 117.79% 68.87%
Non US
8.95% 0.00% 99.26% 34.87%

AWSHX - Expenses

Operational Fees

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.57% 0.03% 8.83% 90.41%
Management Fee 0.23% 0.00% 1.20% 2.62%
12b-1 Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.00% 20.61%
Administrative Fee 0.01% 0.01% 0.50% 0.46%

Sales Fees

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 1.00% 5.75% 0.71%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

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

AWSHX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 25.00% 0.00% 258.00% 27.65%

AWSHX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.10% 72.48%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

AWSHX Category Low Category High AWSHX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.97% -2.85% 3.22% 16.06%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

AWSHX - Managers

Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.27

Category Average

7.82

Category Mode

0.15

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