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Fidelity® Balanced

FBALX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 10.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.8%
  • Net Assets $36.2 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 21.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$27.25
$18.93
$27.85

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.52%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 95.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare FBALX to Popular U.S. Balanced Allocation Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$30.03

-0.23%

$166.16 B

1.33%

$0.40

5.37%

0.58%

$45.71

-0.35%

$104.44 B

2.19%

$1.00

5.37%

0.25%

$43.15

-0.25%

$46.53 B

1.31%

$0.57

9.99%

0.18%

$35.52

-0.31%

$40.35 B

1.35%

$0.48

13.77%

0.70%

$27.17

-0.29%

$36.20 B

1.46%

$0.40

10.45%

0.52%

FBALX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 10.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None
  • Net Income Ratio 1.57%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Fidelity® Balanced Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Fidelity Investments
  • Inception Date
    Nov 06, 1986
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    No Load
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Pierre Sorel

Fund Description

The fund invests approximately 60% of assets in stocks and other equity securities and the remainder in bonds and other debt securities, including lower-quality debt securities (those of less than investment-grade quality, also referred to as high yield debt securities or junk bonds), when its outlook is neutral. It invests at least 25% of total assets in fixed-income senior securities.


FBALX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FBALX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 10.4% -40.7% 26.7% 16.93%
1 Yr 13.8% -21.7% 26.7% 2.76%
3 Yr 9.7%* -4.7% 12.9% 4.60%
5 Yr 9.8%* -0.8% 11.3% 3.52%
10 Yr 9.9%* 0.4% 11.8% 3.60%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FBALX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.1% -5.8% 25.7% 4.44%
2018 -13.0% -32.7% 0.0% 66.83%
2017 7.8% -6.5% 22.4% 58.50%
2016 3.8% -43.7% 23.3% 50.09%
2015 -6.8% -32.5% 2.6% 55.90%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FBALX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 10.4% -40.7% 26.7% 16.93%
1 Yr 13.8% -21.7% 26.7% 2.45%
3 Yr 9.7%* -4.7% 12.9% 4.28%
5 Yr 9.8%* -0.8% 11.3% 3.20%
10 Yr 9.9%* 0.4% 11.8% 3.41%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FBALX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.1% -5.8% 25.7% 4.44%
2018 -4.0% -32.7% 0.8% 11.06%
2017 16.5% -3.7% 31.9% 9.18%
2016 7.0% -43.7% 23.3% 33.10%
2015 0.2% -32.5% 5.6% 13.54%

NAV & Total Return History


FBALX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FBALX Category Low Category High FBALX % Rank
Net Assets 36.2 B 716 K 166 B 3.81%
Number of Holdings 2232 2 14317 4.79%
Net Assets in Top 10 8.22 B 654 K 30 B 6.59%
Weighting of Top 10 21.48% 9.3% 100.0% 76.87%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.28%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 3.29%
  3. Apple Inc 3.00%
  4. Fidelity Revere Str Tr 2.49%
  5. Facebook Inc A 1.85%
  6. Alphabet Inc Class C 1.77%
  7. United States Treasury Bonds 3% 1.44%
  8. United States Treasury Notes 2.62% 1.36%
  9. Uber Technologies Inc 1.17%
  10. Umbs 3.5% 30 Year 1.10%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FBALX % Rank
Stocks
67.75% 0.00% 134.22% 8.97%
Bonds
28.92% -2.18% 97.64% 78.48%
Cash
2.57% -34.22% 89.35% 70.21%
Convertible Bonds
0.56% 0.00% 26.75% 32.49%
Other
0.20% -3.55% 30.21% 26.95%
Preferred Stocks
0.01% 0.00% 28.13% 63.02%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FBALX % Rank
Technology
27.18% 0.00% 48.90% 7.34%
Healthcare
13.77% 0.00% 36.21% 63.17%
Consumer Cyclical
12.21% 0.00% 24.29% 30.09%
Financial Services
11.74% 0.00% 100.00% 82.78%
Communication Services
10.17% 0.00% 43.64% 26.80%
Consumer Defense
7.28% 0.00% 17.85% 58.98%
Industrials
6.80% 0.00% 35.09% 90.72%
Real Estate
2.79% 0.00% 100.00% 60.63%
Energy
2.79% 0.00% 90.89% 34.73%
Utilities
2.73% 0.00% 100.00% 54.79%
Basic Materials
2.55% 0.00% 30.87% 76.05%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FBALX % Rank
US
62.14% 0.13% 131.11% 5.69%
Non US
5.61% 0.00% 33.15% 64.82%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FBALX % Rank
Corporate
45.17% 0.00% 99.06% 26.95%
Securitized
28.44% 0.00% 59.07% 25.45%
Government
17.38% 0.00% 99.53% 67.22%
Cash & Equivalents
8.02% 0.08% 100.00% 67.07%
Municipal
0.96% 0.00% 24.46% 27.99%
Derivative
0.02% 0.00% 32.58% 37.13%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FBALX % Rank
US
24.38% -6.66% 74.69% 75.90%
Non US
4.54% -7.18% 73.06% 34.58%

FBALX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FBALX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.52% 0.01% 4.93% 72.93%
Management Fee 0.38% 0.00% 1.75% 50.07%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.83% N/A

Sales Fees

FBALX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FBALX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

FBALX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 95.00% 0.00% 484.00% 79.88%

FBALX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FBALX Category Low Category High FBALX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 8.99% 17.03%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FBALX Category Low Category High FBALX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.57% -0.99% 11.02% 59.69%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FBALX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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FBALX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Pierre Sorel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2008

12.09

12.1%

Pierre Sorel is a sector leader and portfolio manager in the Equity division at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals. In this role, Mr. Sorel is responsible for covering the financial sector and is a member of the Stock Selector Large Cap Group. Additionally, he manages the Fidelity Financial Services Central Fund and co-manages Fidelity and Fidelity Advisor Balanced Fund, VIP Balance Portfolio, Fidelity Series All-Sector Equity Fund, FIAM Strategic Advisor Core Research Fund, FIAM U.S. Total Stock Fund, Fidelity Advisor Stock Selector Mid Cap Fund, and Fidelity Advisor Stock Selector All Cap Fund. Mr. Sorel also co-manages the Financials sleeve of the FIAM Global Sector Strategies: FIAM Small/Mid Cap Core, FIAM Large Cap Core, and FIAM Global Core. Prior to assuming his current position with the Stock Selector Large Cap Group in October 2007, Mr. Sorel managed Fidelity Funds Global Financial Services Fund, a financial services sector fund available exclusively to investors outside of the United States. Previously, he worked as an analyst covering the leisure, automobile, and banking industries in Europe at Fidelity International Limited (FIL). Before joining FIL in 1998, Mr. Sorel was a financial services consultant at Oliver Wyman. He has been in the financial industry since 1993. Mr. Sorel earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Brown University; his master of science degree in computer engineering from Princeton University; and his master of business administration degree from INSEAD. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

Douglas Simmons


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2008

12.09

12.1%

Before joining Fidelity in 2003, Mr. Simmons worked as a financial analyst at the private equity firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst. He has been in the investments industry since 1997. Mr. Simmons earned his BA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with highest honors, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Robert Stansky


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2008

12.09

12.1%

Stansky is vice president and portfolio manager, as well a group manager of VIP Contrafund Portfolio and is responsible for assignment of managers to sectors, managing daily cash flows directing risk management and overseeing in the portfolio. He will not select individual securities in the sectors. He joined Fidelity Investments as a research analyst in 1983, and worked as a research assistant from 1984 to 1987. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Stansky managed Fidelity's Magellan Fund from 1996 to 2005. Previously, he managed Fidelity Growth Company Fund, Fidelity Advisor Equity Growth Fund, and Fidelity Growth Strategies, as well as an institutional portfolio for Fidelity. Mr. Stansky also served as an analyst and portfolio assistant on Magellan Fund and as an analyst in Fidelity's Equity research department where he managed the Select Defense & Aerospace Fund. He has been in the financial industry since joining Fidelity in 1983. Mr. Stansky earned his bachelor of science degree in business from Nichols College and his master of business administration degree in finance from New York University.

Steven Kaye


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2008

12.09

12.1%

Kaye is a vice president and portfolio manager with Fidelity Management & Research. Previously, he was head of Fidelity Select Portfolios and assistant director of research. He also served as Fidelity's pharmaceuticals analyst from 1985 to 1990. Before joining the firm, he spent two years as a research analyst with Strategic Planning Associates.

Brian Lempel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 25, 2013

7.52

7.5%

Brian Lempel is a member of FMR's Stock Selector Large Cap Group and co-manager of the fund (information technology sector), which he has managed since January 2014. He also manages other funds. Since joining Fidelity Investments in 2004, Mr. Lempel has worked as a research analyst and portfolio manager.

John Mirshekari


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2016

4.0

4.0%

Mr. Mirshekari has joined Fidelity Investments since 2003 and has worked as a research analyst and portfolio manager. He is also a member of FMR’s Stock Selector Large Cap Group.

Nicola Stafford


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 03, 2017

3.25

3.3%

Ms. Stafford has worked as a research analyst and portfolio manager since joining Fidelity Investments in 2005.

Jody Simes


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 08, 2019

0.98

1.0%

Jody Simes is a global sector leader/analyst at Fidelity Institutional Asset Management (FIAM). In this role, he manages both the global energy (since 2011) and global materials (since 2006) sector sleeves of the FIAM sector portfolios and analyzes stocks for the broader diversified portfolio management team. He has been in the investments industry since joining Fidelity in 1993. Mr. Simes earned his bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts and his master of science degree in finance from Boston College. He is a CFA charterholder.

Ashley Fernandes


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2020

0.83

0.8%

Ashley Fernandes is co-manager , which he has managed since January 2020. He also manages other funds. Since joining Fidelity Investments in 2013, Mr. Fernandes has worked as a global energy analyst, research analyst, and portfolio manager.

Melissa Reilly


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 2020

0.83

0.8%

Sean Gavin is portfolio manager of the fund, which he has managed since April 2017. He also manages other funds. Since joining Fidelity Investments in 2006, Mr. Gavin has worked as a research analyst and portfolio manager.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.03 36.86 6.24 0.83