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TWCUX American Century Ultra® Inv

  • Fund
  • TWCUX
  • Price as of: May 14, 2019
  • $47.06 + $0.47 + 1.01%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

TWCUX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 7.1%
  • Net Assets $12.5 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 43.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$47.06
$37.44
$52.58

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

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.1%
  • 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.

TWCUX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.4% -7.9% 26.7% 39.48%
1 Yr 0.1% -63.9% 13.6% 23.34%
3 Yr 11.6%* -38.0% 20.9% 15.46%
5 Yr 7.1%* -30.7% 21.4% 17.80%
10 Yr 12.2%* -12.3% 17.3% 15.85%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.9% -65.5% 5.0% 18.99%
2017 24.5% -24.8% 41.0% 15.49%
2016 -0.4% -56.6% 18.1% 51.64%
2015 0.7% -38.0% 11.4% 24.58%
2014 1.8% -52.4% 105.4% 46.76%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.4% 0.0% 26.7% 39.48%
1 Yr 0.1% -63.9% 26.9% 48.43%
3 Yr 11.6%* -38.0% 27.3% 49.38%
5 Yr 7.1%* -30.7% 30.0% 61.45%
10 Yr 12.2%* -12.3% 19.0% 59.58%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period TWCUX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.9% -65.5% 16.5% 46.63%
2017 24.5% -24.8% 48.9% 52.20%
2016 -0.4% -56.6% 26.8% 72.86%
2015 0.7% -38.0% 17.3% 57.74%
2014 1.8% -52.4% 120.7% 80.64%

NAV & Total Return History

TWCUX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

TWCUX Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank
Net Assets 12.5 B 898 K 195 B 10.48%
Number of Holdings 71 6 2046 45.50%
Net Assets in Top 10 5.25 B 519 K 54.6 B 8.30%
Weighting of Top 10 43.70% 12.8% 2580.2% 25.85%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Apple Inc 8.32%

  2. Amazon.com Inc 6.58%

  3. Mastercard Inc A 4.77%

  4. Visa Inc Class A 4.76%

  5. Facebook Inc A 3.74%

  6. UnitedHealth Group Inc 3.57%

  7. Alphabet Inc Class C 3.50%

  8. Boeing Co 2.94%

  9. Alphabet Inc A 2.88%

  10. TJX Companies Inc 2.63%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High TWCUX % Rank
Stocks
98.03% 17.54% 113.56% 50.74%
Cash
1.97% -2546.61% 57.26% 42.36%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 14.01% 53.10%
Other
0.00% -13.96% 43.00% 58.86%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.57% 47.42%
Bonds
0.00% -0.01% 2544.23% 48.21%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High TWCUX % Rank
Technology
31.81% 0.00% 62.60% 45.33%
Consumer Cyclical
21.71% 0.00% 35.86% 9.43%
Healthcare
14.98% 0.00% 96.81% 46.38%
Financial Services
14.77% 0.00% 39.70% 30.31%
Industrials
7.23% 0.00% 25.15% 75.02%
Consumer Defense
4.62% 0.00% 16.35% 52.23%
Energy
1.60% 0.00% 14.90% 40.87%
Basic Materials
1.31% 0.00% 12.25% 62.45%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 15.76% 66.72%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 9.48% 82.88%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 14.60% 89.43%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High TWCUX % Rank
US
95.86% 6.81% 113.56% 30.13%
Non US
2.17% 0.00% 91.58% 66.20%

TWCUX - Expenses

Operational Fees

TWCUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.97% 0.00% 15.15% 58.34%
Management Fee 0.97% 0.00% 1.44% 93.10%
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 2.50% 8.50% 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 0.05% 5.00% 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.

TWCUX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 17.00% 0.00% 650.00% 12.49%

TWCUX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

TWCUX Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.12% 67.42%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

TWCUX Category Low Category High TWCUX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.12% -14.30% 2.62% 59.74%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

TWCUX - Managers

Michael Li

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 22, 2008

10.36

10.4%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 22, 2008

10.36

10.4%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2008

10.33

10.3%

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

0.0

Category High

51.36

Category Average

8.53

Category Mode

0.0