American Funds The Growth Fund of America� Class R-3

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Performance

Trailing returns

1 day
   
-0.23%  
1 week   +0.67%
   
4 week   +1.83%
   
3 month   +5.95%
   
YTD   +24.08%
   
1 year   +22.56%
   
3 years*   +12.93%
   
5 years*   +15.67%
   
*annualized
Best 3 month return+26.82%  
Worst 3 month return-33.44%  

Morningstar statistics

Morningstar category: Large Growth
  Return Risk Rating
3 years Average Below Average
5 years Average Below Average
10 years Average Below Average
Overall Average Below Average
Morningstar style  Learn more
      Large
      Mid
      Small
Value Blend Growth  

Key statistics

Total assets176.79B 
Front load-  
Deferred load-  
Expense ratio0.98%  
Management fee-  
Fund familyAmerican Funds 

Asset allocation

Cash3.79%  
Stocks91.27%  
Bonds2.46%  
Preferred0.46%  
Other2.03%  

Purchase information

Initial$250  
Additional$50  
AIP Initial$50  
AIP Additional$50  
51.62+0.35(0.68%)
Dec 14, 7:00PM EST Overall Morningstar RatingTM

Description

The investment seeks growth of capital. The fund invests primarily in common stocks and seeks to invest in companies that appear to offer superior opportunities for growth of capital. It may invest up to 25% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States. The investment adviser uses a system of multiple portfolio managers in managing the fund's assets. Under this approach, the portfolio of the fund is divided into segments managed by individual managers who decide how their respective segments will be invested.
Fund filings (PDF) »
Asset managers:
Michael Kerr (Started: Nov 1, 1998)
Christopher Buchbinder (Started: Nov 1, 2013)
Barry Crosthwaite (Started: Nov 1, 2007)
Donald O'Neal (Started: Nov 1, 1993)
James Terrile (Started: Nov 1, 2008)
Martin Romo (Started: Nov 1, 2010)
Mark Casey (Started: Nov 1, 2012)
Jody Jonsson (Started: Mar 1, 2016)
Carl Kawaja (Started: Nov 1, 2010)
J. Frank (Started: Nov 1, 2001)
Alan Wilson (Started: Nov 3, 2012)
Lawrence Solomon (Started: May 1, 2010)
Advisor Company:
Capital Research and Management Company
Fund family reports on Morningstar »
American Funds, 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, California 90071-1406, USA

Risk

  1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years  
Alpha* 8.81 0.98 0.40 -0.23
Beta* 0.64 0.99 0.98 0.98
Mean annual return 1.88 0.98 1.27 0.73
R-squared* 25.31 87.95 86.35 93.09
Standard deviation 5.00 10.66 10.00 15.33
Sharpe ratio 4.33 1.07 1.50 0.55
* Against standard index

Top 10 holdings

Security Net Assets  
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) 6.19%  
Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) 2.77%  
Microsoft Corp (MSFT) 2.69%  
Netflix Inc (NFLX) 2.63%  
Alphabet Inc C (GOOG) 2.47%  
Facebook Inc A (FB) 2.35%  
UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) 2.29%  
The Home Depot Inc (HD) 2.02%  
Alphabet Inc A (GOOGL) 1.65%  
EOG Resources Inc (EOG) 1.50%