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FINFX American Funds Fundamental Invs F2

  • Fund
  • FINFX
  • Price as of: Jul 15, 2019
  • $60.60 + $0.02 + 0.03%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

FINFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 15.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.4%
  • Net Assets $101 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 24.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$60.60
$49.18
$65.69

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.41%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 34.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$25

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 15.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.80%
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 N. Perry

Fund Description

The American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund Class F2 (FINFX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that seeks to slowly grow invested capital. The fund uses various metrics to find contrarian or out-of-favor stocks from around the globe. However, the primary focus remains on U.S. stocks. FINFX favors those firms that have growing earnings, sales and dividends.

As as a deep value fund, FINFX makes for a great subcore position in a portfolio. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

FINFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.9% -14.1% 30.4% 41.40%
1 Yr -5.4% -59.9% 30.1% 51.72%
3 Yr 4.3%* -32.6% 22.2% 43.44%
5 Yr 2.4%* -23.0% 12.9% 38.40%
10 Yr 8.2%* -5.8% 18.9% 33.43%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -16.0% -67.0% 16.7% 51.83%
2017 14.3% -32.8% 34.8% 37.21%
2016 7.4% -28.0% 20.8% 37.91%
2015 -2.6% -46.9% 5.7% 23.92%
2014 0.2% -24.8% 53.8% 73.25%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.9% -14.1% 30.4% 41.30%
1 Yr -5.1% -59.9% 30.9% 67.65%
3 Yr 8.9%* -32.6% 22.7% 44.47%
5 Yr 8.3%* -21.1% 13.9% 23.73%
10 Yr 12.6%* -4.0% 23.6% 17.68%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FINFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -14.5% -67.0% 17.4% 67.89%
2017 23.6% -22.1% 34.8% 6.73%
2016 12.8% -14.7% 21.8% 11.89%
2015 3.7% -23.7% 7.0% 4.12%
2014 9.7% -24.8% 56.3% 53.82%

NAV & Total Return History

FINFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank
Net Assets 101 B 1.75 M 804 B 2.01%
Number of Holdings 254 7 3609 29.75%
Net Assets in Top 10 24.2 B 426 K 145 B 3.42%
Weighting of Top 10 24.52% 2.4% 620.5% 66.53%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.77%

  2. Broadcom Inc 3.64%

  3. Intel Corp 2.40%

  4. Amazon.com Inc 2.37%

  5. Facebook Inc A 2.22%

  6. Berkshire Hathaway Inc A 2.15%

  7. Charter Communications Inc A 1.78%

  8. DowDuPont Inc 1.77%

  9. Alphabet Inc Class C 1.72%

  10. UnitedHealth Group Inc 1.69%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FINFX % Rank
Stocks
94.28% -1.61% 163.34% 81.31%
Cash
5.72% -187.97% 79.90% 12.96%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.37% 6.86% 66.03%
Other
0.00% -10.30% 22.51% 66.43%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.23% 64.62%
Bonds
0.00% -0.68% 186.14% 68.84%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FINFX % Rank
Technology
25.24% 0.00% 52.42% 13.49%
Financial Services
12.20% 0.00% 54.06% 79.76%
Healthcare
11.71% 0.00% 27.42% 69.18%
Industrials
9.80% 0.00% 36.25% 57.70%
Consumer Cyclical
8.88% -14.17% 33.07% 77.74%
Energy
8.26% 0.00% 98.96% 11.28%
Consumer Defense
7.04% 0.00% 64.11% 55.19%
Basic Materials
5.47% 0.00% 25.02% 8.46%
Communication Services
3.44% 0.00% 14.58% 39.27%
Real Estate
1.74% -0.03% 95.70% 59.52%
Utilities
0.50% 0.00% 19.90% 76.94%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FINFX % Rank
US
77.08% -1.61% 160.73% 81.21%
Non US
17.20% -38.73% 92.97% 14.17%

FINFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FINFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.41% 0.00% 153.75% 87.46%
Management Fee 0.24% 0.00% 1.50% 22.21%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 0.85% 19.52%

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 0.15% 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.

FINFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 34.00% 0.00% 836.00% 46.71%

FINFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.10% 56.98%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FINFX Category Low Category High FINFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.80% -1.49% 3.64% 11.02%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FINFX - Managers

Dina N. Perry

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 1993

26.35

26.4%

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.


Michael T. Kerr

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 01, 1999

20.51

20.5%

Michael T. Kerr is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 35 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 33 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global oil & gas companies and U.S. multi-utilities. Prior to joining Capital, Mike was an exploration geophysicist with Cities Service Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded first-year honors, and a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from Harvard University graduating cum laude. Mike is based in Los Angeles.


Brady L. Enright

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2006

13.34

13.3%

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 L. Casey

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2011

8.34

8.3%

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 D. Johnson

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2013

6.33

6.3%

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.


Julian N. Abdey

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2018

1.33

1.3%

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.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.33

Category High

27.35

Category Average

8.01

Category Mode

6.99