EKJAX: Wells Fargo Premier Large Co Gr A

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EKJAX Wells Fargo Premier Large Co Gr A


Profile

EKJAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 14.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.6%
  • Net Assets $2.77 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$15.66
$10.11
$15.67

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.15%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 60.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA $250

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 14.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.40%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Wells Fargo Premier Large Company Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Wells Fargo Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jan 20, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Joseph Eberhardy

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of large-capitalization companies and up to 20% of the fund's total assets in equity securities of foreign issuers, including ADRs and similar investments. It invests principally in equity securities of large-capitalization companies, which the advisor defines as securities of companies with market capitalizations within the range of the Russell 1000® Index at the time of purchase.


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Performance

EKJAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EKJAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.9% -91.6% 68.5% 40.12%
1 Yr 8.1% -92.0% 61.7% 62.87%
3 Yr 1.0%* -59.0% 37.4% 80.74%
5 Yr -0.6%* -41.4% 20.3% 82.11%
10 Yr N/A* -18.4% 18.2% 24.58%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EKJAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 22.9% -67.9% 49.9% 56.13%
2018 -16.0% -65.5% 10.6% 69.16%
2017 4.2% -46.3% 52.2% 94.18%
2016 -13.2% -43.3% 15.3% 91.60%
2015 -4.8% -82.5% 11.4% 58.00%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period EKJAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.9% -91.6% 68.5% 40.12%
1 Yr 8.1% -92.0% 61.7% 62.87%
3 Yr 9.8%* -57.9% 37.4% 56.69%
5 Yr 8.2%* -38.8% 25.6% 56.77%
10 Yr N/A* -16.4% 22.0% 48.32%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period EKJAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 22.9% -67.9% 49.9% 56.21%
2018 -16.0% -65.5% 16.5% 80.07%
2017 34.0% -28.2% 52.2% 10.23%
2016 -3.5% -43.3% 17.1% 85.32%
2015 2.1% -38.0% 17.3% 47.30%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

EKJAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

EKJAX Category Low Category High EKJAX % Rank
Net Assets 2.77 B 858 K 206 B 35.45%
Number of Holdings 74 1 2152 43.03%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.08 B 399 K 55.4 B 34.47%
Weighting of Top 10 40.05% 13.8% 100.0% 67.12%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Amazon.com Inc 8.67%
  2. Microsoft Corp 7.98%
  3. Alphabet Inc A 5.55%
  4. Mastercard Inc A 3.36%
  5. Visa Inc Class A 2.88%
  6. Facebook Inc A 2.78%
  7. Microchip Technology Inc 2.45%
  8. CoStar Group Inc 2.26%
  9. PayPal Holdings Inc 2.13%
  10. Texas Instruments Inc 2.00%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High EKJAX % Rank
Stocks
99.64% 82.99% 100.32% 18.33%
Cash
0.36% -1.02% 17.02% 78.48%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 15.00%
Other
0.00% -9.83% 5.14% 20.68%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.20% 8.33%
Bonds
0.00% -0.24% 2.77% 11.59%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EKJAX % Rank
Technology
27.49% 10.36% 54.73% 62.58%
Consumer Cyclical
16.93% 0.00% 29.26% 28.33%
Healthcare
13.99% 0.00% 48.60% 72.35%
Financial Services
12.82% 0.00% 41.40% 33.03%
Communication Services
11.70% 0.00% 29.93% 58.41%
Industrials
10.76% 0.00% 24.88% 10.30%
Real Estate
3.24% 0.00% 22.16% 25.45%
Consumer Defense
1.65% 0.00% 21.78% 77.73%
Basic Materials
1.42% 0.00% 11.07% 47.35%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 6.86% 38.48%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 7.42% 49.70%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High EKJAX % Rank
US
95.82% 78.13% 100.26% 35.68%
Non US
3.82% 0.00% 17.42% 50.15%

Expenses

EKJAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

EKJAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.15% 0.01% 24.73% 43.39%
Management Fee 0.66% 0.00% 1.40% 55.92%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 0.68%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% 85.28%

Sales Fees

EKJAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 2.50% 8.50% 3.16%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

EKJAX 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.

EKJAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 60.00% 0.00% 464.00% 68.81%

Distributions

EKJAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

EKJAX Category Low Category High EKJAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 20.39% 10.39%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

EKJAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

EKJAX Category Low Category High EKJAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.40% -2.06% 2.43% 76.91%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

EKJAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

EKJAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Joseph Eberhardy


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 20, 2010

10.12

10.1%

Joseph Eberhardy is a senior portfolio manager for the Heritage Growth Equity team at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). Joe joined WFAM from Strong Capital Management, having joined Strong in 1994. Prior to his current role, he was a senior research analyst with the Heritage Growth Equity team. Before joining the Heritage Growth Equity team in 2000, his previous roles at Strong Capital Management included small to mid cap equity analyst, high yield bond trader and fixed income accounting manager. Joe earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Thomas Ognar


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 20, 2010

10.12

10.1%

Thomas Ognar is a managing director and senior portfolio manager for the Heritage Growth Equity team at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). Tom has oversight and portfolio management responsibility for the team’s Small Capitalization, All Capitalization and Large Capitalization Growth portfolios. He joined WFAM with the acquisition of assets from Strong Capital Management. Tom entered the investment industry in 1993 and joined Strong in 1998 as a research analyst. Prior to Strong, he was a research analyst with M&I Investment Management, Inc. and a trader with Republic Securities, Inc. Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University. He earned a master’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is an alumnus of the Applied Security Analysis Program. Tom has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Robert Gruendyke


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 01, 2017

2.58

2.6%

Robert Gruendyke is an associate portfolio manager for the Heritage Growth Equity team at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM), covering the technology, financial, and health care sectors. Before joining WFAM in 2008, Bob served as a senior research associate, and earlier, as a senior compliance adviser, for Raymond James Financial. Prior to that, he served as a financial consultant for AG Edwards and Sons, where he began his investment industry career in 1999. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Duke University. Bob has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 52.53 8.32 1.17