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VDIGX Vanguard Dividend Growth Inv

  • Fund
  • VDIGX
  • Price as of: May 14, 2019
  • $28.14 + $0.13 + 0.46%
  • Category
  • Total Dividend

VDIGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 15.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.3%
  • Net Assets $35.9 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 32.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$28.14
$23.10
$28.95

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.22%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Jul 28, 2016

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$0

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Total Dividend
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 15.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.93%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date May 15, 1992
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Donald J. Kilbride

Fund Description

The Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund (VDIGX) is designed to provide investors with a steady income stream by investing in dividend stocks across various industries. The fund looks to pick out companies that have shown a strong commitment to their dividend payout as well as having the ability to grow the dividend in the future. In most cases, this turns out to be a large-cap company that is a well-known name. VDIGX focuses most of its 50 holdings on U.S. companies but it does reserve a portion of its assets for international exposure, making for some nice diversity. This fund would likely not be a core holding in a portfolio, but rather a great addition to an already diversified set of holdings. VDIGX will provide a steady income stream that should fit nicely on top of an existing portfolio.

The fund employs a relatively low expense ratio of 31 basis points and holds a minimum investment threshold of just $3,000, making it available to investors of all shapes and sizes. The fund is managed by Donald J. Kilbride, of Wellington Management Company LLP, who has worked in the investing industry for nearly two decades.

VDIGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VDIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.0% -4.5% 16.8% 2.81%
1 Yr 6.2% -45.8% 12.2% 3.44%
3 Yr 7.1%* -18.8% 11.6% 9.00%
5 Yr 5.3%* -11.4% 7.9% 4.03%
10 Yr 10.0%* -5.6% 11.2% 4.92%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VDIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -7.9% -51.6% 0.0% 7.32%
2017 13.3% -14.6% 32.9% 28.62%
2016 4.5% -13.3% 31.0% 66.56%
2015 -2.9% -27.5% 3.6% 16.23%
2014 8.1% -34.1% 14.2% 9.72%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VDIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.0% -4.5% 16.8% 2.81%
1 Yr 6.2% -29.1% 13.4% 16.88%
3 Yr 7.1%* -9.3% 15.3% 49.20%
5 Yr 5.3%* -8.7% 22.2% 42.28%
10 Yr 10.0%* -5.6% 18.4% 49.18%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VDIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -7.9% -32.1% 0.3% 34.39%
2017 13.3% -14.6% 37.7% 66.88%
2016 4.5% -12.1% 31.0% 85.39%
2015 -2.9% -21.8% 106.5% 37.66%
2014 8.1% -34.1% 20.9% 49.31%

NAV & Total Return History

VDIGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VDIGX Category Low Category High VDIGX % Rank
Net Assets 35.9 B 4.99 M 42.8 B 0.93%
Number of Holdings 45 8 1684 77.57%
Net Assets in Top 10 11.3 B 1.48 M 14 B 0.93%
Weighting of Top 10 32.27% 5.6% 99.7% 34.27%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. McDonald's Corp 3.79%

  2. American Tower Corp 3.67%

  3. Coca-Cola Co 3.53%

  4. Microsoft Corp 3.32%

  5. PepsiCo Inc 3.30%

  6. Danaher Corp 3.08%

  7. Ecolab Inc 3.01%

  8. Johnson & Johnson 2.96%

  9. Medtronic PLC 2.86%

  10. Colgate-Palmolive Co 2.76%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VDIGX % Rank
Stocks
97.53% 0.00% 112.06% 49.22%
Cash
2.47% -18.07% 25.16% 41.74%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 12.25% 24.61%
Other
0.00% -12.23% 8.80% 16.51%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 13.05% 22.43%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 99.69% 22.12%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VDIGX % Rank
Industrials
20.39% 0.00% 28.19% 7.50%
Healthcare
16.89% 0.00% 21.14% 9.06%
Consumer Defense
16.51% 0.00% 27.68% 15.94%
Financial Services
13.76% 0.00% 30.97% 55.94%
Consumer Cyclical
11.68% 0.00% 34.22% 21.25%
Technology
5.68% 0.00% 28.61% 75.63%
Basic Materials
5.04% 0.00% 17.96% 23.75%
Communication Services
3.67% 0.00% 20.26% 63.13%
Real Estate
2.42% 0.00% 16.79% 45.00%
Energy
1.48% 0.00% 19.74% 95.00%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 40.81% 90.94%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VDIGX % Rank
US
88.19% 0.00% 110.84% 44.24%
Non US
9.34% 0.00% 101.08% 44.55%

VDIGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VDIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.22% 0.08% 5.53% 99.06%
Management Fee 0.24% 0.07% 1.25% 1.25%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

VDIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VDIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

VDIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 1.63% 307.00% 26.17%

VDIGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VDIGX Category Low Category High VDIGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.11% 82.87%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VDIGX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Quarterly

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VDIGX Category Low Category High VDIGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.93% -0.63% 5.00% 45.00%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VDIGX - Managers

Donald J. Kilbride

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2006

13.25

13.3%

Donald J. Kilbride Senior Managing Director, Partner, and Equity Portfolio Manager Don is a portfolio manager in Global Equity Portfolio Management on the Quality Equity team. He manages equity assets on behalf of our clients, drawing on research from Wellington Management’s global industry analysts, equity portfolio managers, and team analysts. Don currently manages Wellington's Dividend Growth and related approaches focusing on large-cap, quality companies with a value orientation. Prior to joining Wellington Management in 2002, Don was a senior investment analyst and director of Non-Technology Research at Greenberg-Summit Partners; his coverage area included energy, basic materials, financial services, aerospace/defense, and transportation (2001 – 2002). He also worked for six years as the director of US Equity Research at The Boston Company (1996 – 2001). Don received his MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (1991) and his BA from the College of the Holy Cross (1986).


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

25.77

Category Average

6.56

Category Mode

1.15