RGACX: American Funds Growth Fund of Amer R3

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RGACX American Funds Growth Fund of Amer R3


Profile

RGACX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 3.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.2%
  • Net Assets $201 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 31.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$51.62
$44.46
$53.33

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.97%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 36.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $250
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.26%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Funds The Growth Fund of America® Class R-3
  • Fund Family Name
    American Funds
  • Inception Date
    May 21, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Retirement
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Donald O'Neal

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Performance

RGACX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RGACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.1% -0.9% 10.7% 69.77%
1 Yr 14.5% -69.2% 48.3% 78.67%
3 Yr 5.8%* -45.6% 27.1% 69.80%
5 Yr 4.2%* -36.7% 16.6% 62.71%
10 Yr 7.0%* -18.0% 17.3% 66.50%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RGACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.4% -67.9% 49.9% 72.20%
2018 -13.8% -65.5% 13.4% 57.40%
2017 17.7% -46.3% 37.5% 57.30%
2016 1.7% -43.3% 15.3% 34.36%
2015 -3.3% -38.0% 11.4% 48.24%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RGACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.1% -0.9% 10.7% 69.77%
1 Yr 14.5% -69.2% 48.3% 78.44%
3 Yr 5.8%* -45.6% 34.6% 83.79%
5 Yr 4.2%* -36.7% 17.8% 83.68%
10 Yr 7.0%* -18.0% 17.7% 87.90%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RGACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.4% -67.9% 49.9% 72.20%
2018 -13.8% -65.5% 16.5% 72.27%
2017 17.7% -28.2% 51.5% 82.43%
2016 1.7% -43.3% 17.1% 54.00%
2015 -3.3% -38.0% 17.3% 76.67%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

RGACX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

RGACX Category Low Category High RGACX % Rank
Net Assets 201 B 1.21 M 201 B 0.45%
Number of Holdings 333 1 2071 5.70%
Net Assets in Top 10 63 B 434 K 63 B 0.45%
Weighting of Top 10 31.36% 11.2% 100.0% 84.11%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Facebook Inc A 5.58%
  2. Microsoft Corp 5.28%
  3. Netflix Inc 4.64%
  4. Amazon.com Inc 3.86%
  5. UnitedHealth Group Inc 3.37%
  6. Alphabet Inc Class C 2.28%
  7. Broadcom Inc 1.94%
  8. Mastercard Inc A 1.57%
  9. Charter Communications Inc A 1.47%
  10. Alphabet Inc A 1.38%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High RGACX % Rank
Stocks
94.35% 83.84% 105.55% 92.13%
Cash
4.69% -5.55% 16.16% 7.57%
Preferred Stocks
0.78% 0.00% 2.51% 3.60%
Other
0.15% -0.57% 8.03% 11.47%
Bonds
0.04% -0.51% 3.92% 4.35%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.67% 10.27%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RGACX % Rank
Technology
20.53% 7.73% 54.94% 81.41%
Communication Services
18.84% 0.00% 31.01% 5.10%
Healthcare
17.85% 0.00% 52.57% 17.92%
Financial Services
12.04% 0.00% 38.34% 51.65%
Consumer Cyclical
11.81% 0.00% 52.42% 74.44%
Industrials
8.25% 0.00% 26.44% 53.37%
Energy
4.01% 0.00% 6.74% 10.04%
Consumer Defense
3.47% 0.00% 18.71% 63.87%
Basic Materials
1.77% 0.00% 11.40% 46.18%
Real Estate
1.39% 0.00% 12.72% 57.05%
Utilities
0.04% 0.00% 9.99% 31.48%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RGACX % Rank
US
82.96% 80.59% 100.51% 95.43%
Non US
11.39% 0.00% 17.94% 10.34%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RGACX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
86.20% 0.00% 100.00% 85.34%
Corporate
13.80% 0.00% 100.00% 8.42%
Derivative
0.00% -0.06% 99.98% 13.65%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 9.19% 10.37%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 9.67%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 70.55% 14.66%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RGACX % Rank
US
0.04% -0.51% 3.92% 4.05%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 0.96% 10.72%

Expenses

RGACX - Expenses

Operational Fees

RGACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.97% 0.00% 165.48% 58.40%
Management Fee 0.27% 0.00% 1.40% 3.63%
12b-1 Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.00% 62.58%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 1.02% 18.89%

Sales Fees

RGACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

RGACX 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.

RGACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 36.00% 0.00% 807.00% 41.62%

Distributions

RGACX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

RGACX Category Low Category High RGACX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 48.35% 15.97%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

RGACX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

RGACX Category Low Category High RGACX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.26% -2.06% 2.43% 35.38%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

RGACX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Donald O'Neal


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 1993

26.18

26.2%

Donald D. O’Neal is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 33 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered chemical, environmental service and aerospace & defense companies. Don holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from University of California, Los Angeles graduating summa cum laude. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Don is based in San Francisco.

Michael Kerr


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 1998

21.18

21.2%

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.

Barry Crosthwaite


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2007

12.17

12.2%

Barry S. Crosthwaite is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. electrical equipment/appliances, global energy equipment, and oil field services & drilling companies, as well as North American communications & networking equipment companies. Barry holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Occidental College graduating magna cum laude. Barry is based in San Francisco.

James Terrile


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2008

11.17

11.2%

James Terrile is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 22 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered U.S. health care supplies & equipment, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Prior to joining Capital, James was an equity research analyst for Gabelli Asset Management Company in New York. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction and a bachelor’s degree in music from William Paterson University graduating magna cum laude. James is based in Los Angeles.

Carl Kawaja


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2010

9.17

9.2%

Carl M. Kawaja is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global household products and U.S. personal care companies, along with Canadian companies. Before joining Capital, Carl was a security analyst for Gabelli & Company in New York, as well as an equity analyst for Lévesque Beaubien in Montreal. He holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University graduating magna cum laude.

Martin Romo


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2010

9.17

9.2%

Martin Romo is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He is president of Capital Research Company, Inc. and serves on the Capital Group Management Committee. Martin has 27 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 26 years. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered the global chemicals industry, mortgage and consumer financials, and select conglomerate companies. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Martin is based in San Francisco.

Mark Casey


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2012

7.17

7.2%

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.

Anne-Marie Peterson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 02, 2013

6.5

6.5%

Anne-Marie Peterson is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. As an equity investment analyst, she covers U.S. retail. She has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 14 years. Earlier in her career at Capital, her coverage included U.S. small-cap specialty retail companies and restaurants. Prior to joining Capital, she was a senior retail analyst for Thomas Weisel Partners. Before that, she was a research associate for Montgomery Securities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Anne-Marie is based in San Francisco.

Christopher Buchbinder


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2013

6.17

6.2%

Christopher D. Buchbinder is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 23 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. telecommunication services, autos, and auto parts & equipment companies. He began his career as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the Capital organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Brown University graduating cum laude. Chris is based in San Francisco.

Jody Jonsson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2016

3.84

3.8%

Joanna F. Jonsson is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. She has 30 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 28 years. As an equity analyst at Capital, her coverage included insurance, U.S. household & personal care, restaurants & lodging and cruise lines companies. Jody holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University graduating cum laude. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Jody is based in Los Angeles.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.05 52.03 8.15 0.67