TWCUX: American Century Ultra® Inv

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TWCUX American Century Ultra® Inv


Profile

TWCUX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 29.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 20.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.7%
  • Net Assets $12.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 47.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$52.26
$37.44
$53.13

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.97%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 17.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA $2,500

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 29.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 20.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.12%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    American Century Ultra® Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    American Century Investments
  • Inception Date
    Nov 02, 1981
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Michael Li

Fund Description

The American Century Investments Ultra Fund Investor Class (TWCUX) is an actively managed fund that focuses on large-cap growth stocks in the United States in order to aggressively grow capital. Managers at the fund use various growth metrics to find stocks that are showing faster earnings growth than the broad market as well as seeing high price momentum. As such, the fund is heavily weighted to tech and consumer discretionary names.

Expenses for TWCUX remain below average. As an actively managed growth fund, it is best suited as a side bet in a broad equity portfolio. The fund is managed by American Century Investments.


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Performance

TWCUX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 29.3% -69.0% 58.8% 29.63%
1 Yr 19.2% -84.7% 58.7% 14.69%
3 Yr 20.6%* -48.7% 31.4% 5.47%
5 Yr 13.7%* -35.0% 20.6% 3.28%
10 Yr 14.9%* -14.1% 17.7% 3.33%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.9% -65.5% 13.4% 23.50%
2017 24.5% -46.3% 37.5% 18.41%
2016 -0.4% -43.3% 15.3% 48.94%
2015 0.7% -38.0% 11.4% 25.82%
2014 1.8% -52.4% 105.4% 45.01%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 29.3% -69.0% 58.1% 31.06%
1 Yr 19.2% -84.7% 58.7% 23.03%
3 Yr 20.6%* -48.7% 31.0% 9.56%
5 Yr 13.7%* -35.0% 19.2% 7.34%
10 Yr 14.9%* -14.2% 17.7% 6.91%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.9% -65.5% 16.5% 48.80%
2017 24.5% -28.2% 51.5% 57.96%
2016 -0.4% -43.3% 17.1% 70.40%
2015 0.7% -38.0% 17.3% 58.72%
2014 1.8% -52.4% 120.7% 78.27%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

TWCUX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

TWCUX Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank
Net Assets 12.8 B 1.25 M 199 B 9.47%
Number of Holdings 67 7 2081 48.52%
Net Assets in Top 10 5.71 B 429 K 53.6 B 7.76%
Weighting of Top 10 47.80% 11.9% 100.0% 16.07%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 8.63%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 6.36%
  3. Mastercard Inc A 5.46%
  4. Microsoft Corp 5.28%
  5. Visa Inc Class A 5.19%
  6. Facebook Inc A 3.96%
  7. Alphabet Inc Class C 3.60%
  8. Salesforce.com Inc 3.27%
  9. UnitedHealth Group Inc 3.11%
  10. Alphabet Inc A 2.96%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High TWCUX % Rank
Stocks
99.26% 80.50% 105.55% 26.09%
Cash
0.74% -5.55% 16.25% 68.94%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 47.75%
Other
0.00% -0.92% 3.79% 50.54%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 40.61%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.92% 43.94%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High TWCUX % Rank
Technology
36.62% 7.37% 58.59% 23.06%
Consumer Cyclical
21.62% 0.00% 49.54% 6.68%
Financial Services
15.96% 0.00% 32.66% 21.27%
Healthcare
11.25% 0.00% 46.23% 75.78%
Consumer Defense
6.35% 0.00% 17.24% 27.33%
Industrials
5.52% 0.00% 24.88% 83.23%
Basic Materials
1.25% 0.00% 11.24% 59.78%
Energy
0.69% -0.02% 7.24% 40.61%
Utilities
0.00% -0.01% 9.70% 59.70%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 10.94% 86.65%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 28.18% 85.40%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High TWCUX % Rank
US
97.52% 80.50% 100.50% 19.18%
Non US
1.74% 0.00% 17.37% 73.52%

Expenses

TWCUX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TWCUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.97% 0.00% 165.48% 59.35%
Management Fee 0.97% 0.00% 1.40% 94.09%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

TWCUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 25.00% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

TWCUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 5.00% 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.

TWCUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 17.00% 0.00% 536.00% 10.29%

Distributions

TWCUX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TWCUX Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 15.32% 59.55%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

TWCUX Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.12% -7.55% 1.83% 60.30%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

TWCUX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Michael Li


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 22, 2008

10.95

11.0%

Mr. Li, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, co-manages the U.S. Focused Dynamic Growth, U.S. Large Cap Quality Growth and U.S. Premier Large Cap Growth strategies. Prior to his current role, he was an analyst on the U.S. Lg Cap Qual Gr portfolio. Before joining American Century Inv. in 2002, Mr. Li was a scientist/project manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Mr. Li has a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Science & Technology of China, a MBA from The Wharton School of the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Univ. of Michigan.

Keith Lee


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 22, 2008

10.95

11.0%

Mr. Lee, Sr. Vice President & Sr. Portfolio Manager, has co-managed the U.S. Focused Dynamic Growth strategy since the strategy inception in 2016. He also co-manages the U.S. Large Cap Quality Growth and U.S. Premier Large Cap Growth strategies. Prior, he was a senior analyst on the U.S. Lg Cap Qual Gr strategy. He joined American Century in 1998 and again in 2001. He started in the industry as an analyst for Oppenheimer funds in New York in 1996. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Columbia University, is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Jeffrey R. Bourke


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 05, 2013

6.32

6.3%

Mr. Bourke, Portfolio Manager, has been a member of the team that manages the fund since 2008. He joined American Century Investments in 2007 as an analyst and became a portfolio manager in 2013. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.0 51.95 8.02 0.42