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FINFX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 10.2%
  • Net Assets $100 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 29.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$65.83
$42.59
$66.75

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.40%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 40.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA $25

Fund Classification


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

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$187.59

+1.55%

$921.44 B

1.19%

$2.20

14.61%

-

$91.20

-0.07%

$921.44 B

-

$0.00

14.49%

-

$333.74

+1.62%

$557.01 B

1.63%

$5.35

12.64%

-

$336.25

+1.62%

$557.01 B

-

$0.00

12.78%

-

$363.22

+1.61%

$277.59 B

1.59%

$5.68

12.68%

-

FINFX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.86%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds Fundamental Investors®
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    Aug 01, 2008
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Other
  • 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.


FINFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.7% -70.4% 2186.6% 75.32%
1 Yr 6.2% -21.4% 36.7% 58.93%
3 Yr 6.9%* -18.8% 14.0% 67.27%
5 Yr 10.2%* -6.8% 15.3% 46.52%
10 Yr 11.6%* -1.0% 16.4% 49.06%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 18.6% -22.7% 41.1% 72.81%
2018 -16.0% -100.0% 1.4% 62.95%
2017 14.3% -100.0% 33.2% 48.93%
2016 7.4% -44.8% 25.0% 45.24%
2015 -2.6% -51.1% 20.5% 26.30%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.7% -70.4% 2186.6% 75.54%
1 Yr 6.2% -21.4% 36.7% 52.79%
3 Yr 6.9%* -18.8% 14.0% 64.12%
5 Yr 10.2%* -6.8% 15.3% 43.41%
10 Yr 11.6%* -1.0% 16.4% 46.99%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 18.6% -21.6% 41.1% 72.81%
2018 -14.5% -100.0% 1.4% 74.17%
2017 23.6% -100.0% 33.2% 9.75%
2016 12.8% -16.4% 26.8% 13.87%
2015 3.7% -26.4% 106.5% 6.74%

NAV & Total Return History


FINFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank
Net Assets 100 B 153 K 921 B 3.24%
Number of Holdings 326 1 3591 26.10%
Net Assets in Top 10 29.9 B -95.2 M 210 B 4.52%
Weighting of Top 10 28.96% 2.3% 100.0% 64.93%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.96%
  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 FINFX % Rank
Stocks
96.39% 0.00% 148.88% 84.56%
Cash
3.37% -110.24% 100.00% 14.43%
Preferred Stocks
0.24% 0.00% 14.67% 7.48%
Other
0.00% -7.86% 100.00% 72.69%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 27.81% 71.81%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 85.20% 73.50%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FINFX % Rank
Technology
23.39% 0.00% 52.52% 57.47%
Healthcare
13.84% 0.00% 53.39% 70.72%
Communication Services
12.84% 0.00% 34.05% 14.68%
Financial Services
11.49% 0.00% 44.52% 77.61%
Consumer Defense
10.30% 0.00% 46.61% 17.68%
Industrials
8.79% 0.00% 29.63% 54.40%
Consumer Cyclical
7.98% 0.00% 53.63% 85.53%
Basic Materials
5.33% 0.00% 34.89% 10.85%
Utilities
2.98% 0.00% 18.14% 40.55%
Real Estate
1.61% 0.00% 18.16% 72.08%
Energy
1.45% 0.00% 13.74% 65.05%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FINFX % Rank
US
77.90% 0.00% 147.48% 92.45%
Non US
18.49% 0.00% 62.26% 5.46%

FINFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FINFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.40% 0.01% 20.53% 81.41%
Management Fee 0.24% 0.00% 2.00% 21.43%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 0.95% 26.89%

Sales Fees

FINFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.95% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FINFX 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.

FINFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 40.00% 0.00% 451.00% 58.26%

FINFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 17.65% 75.74%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.86% -3.04% 3.34% 15.10%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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FINFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Dina Perry


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 1993

27.69

27.7%

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

14.68

14.7%

Brady L. Enright is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 20 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

9.68

9.7%

Mark L. Casey is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 18 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.

Gregory Johnson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2013

7.67

7.7%

Gregory D. Johnson is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has many years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. merchandising, retail, restaurant and footwear companies. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Greg is based in Los Angeles.

Mathews Cherian


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2015

5.09

5.1%

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

3.67

3.7%

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

2.67

2.7%

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

2.08

2.1%

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 41.86 6.28 0.67