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Ariel Discovery Fund Investor Class (ARDFX)

10.13
Net Asset Value
+0.90%
1 Day
+23.69%
Year-to-Date
Overall Morningstar Rating
Small blend
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
2.17%
Expense Ratio
High
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests in small/micro-sized companies that are selling at deep discounts to their intrinsic value. It invests primarily in equity securities of U.S. companies with market capitalizations under $2 billion, measured at the time of initial purchase. Over time, the market capitalizations for the fund's portfolio companies may change. This means that the fund could continue to invest in a company if its capitalization were to exceed $2 billion.

Performance

1 month+14.85% 3 years-4.96%
3 months+13.82% 5 years+5.02%
1 year+21.75% Since inception+1.51%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small blend

 ARDFXCategory
Performance 5-yr return+5.02%+14.53%
Expense ratio2.17%1.22%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.330.94
Net assets$37.5M$913.6M
Average market cap$324.5M$2.7B
Average P/E--21.1
Portfolio turnover45%45%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyAriel Investments, LLC
Fund manager & tenureKenneth Kuhrt / 5 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--

Holdings

U.S. stock96.16%
Cash3.84%
International stock0.00%
Fixed income0.00%
Other0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Business service --
Consumer goods --
Consumer service --
Energy --
Financial service --
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
COWN Cowen Group Inc5.62%
RST Rosetta Stone Inc5.29%
RNWK RealNetworks Inc4.88%
TISI Team Inc4.73%
ORBC ORBCOMM Inc4.55%
BRKS Brooks Automation Inc4.15%
CNTY Century Casinos Inc3.71%
-- 3.56%
TNAV Telenav Inc3.54%
PCO Pendrell Corp3.45%