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Ariel Discovery Fund Investor Class (ARDFX)

10.41
Net Asset Value
-0.67%
1 Day
+3.38%
Year-to-Date
Overall Morningstar Rating
Small value
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
1.94%
Expense Ratio
Above Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests in small/micro cap 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. Also, the market capitalizations for the fund's portfolio companies may change over time, and the fund is permitted to invest in (hold and purchase) a company even if its market capitalization moves above $2 billion.

Performance

1 month+7.16% 3 years-3.27%
3 months+2.14% 5 years+3.67%
1 year+22.29% Since inception+2.63%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small value

 ARDFXCategory
Performance 5-yr return+3.67%+11.38%
Expense ratio1.94%1.33%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.260.85
Net assets$40.6M$969.8M
Average market cap$316.6M$2.9B
Average P/E--19.3
Portfolio turnover45%45%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyAriel Investments, LLC
Fund manager & tenureKenneth Kuhrt / 6 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--

Holdings

U.S. stock91.42%
Cash7.96%
Fixed income0.62%
International stock0.00%
Other0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Business service --
Consumer goods --
Consumer service --
Energy --
Financial service --
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
ORBC ORBCOMM Inc5.85%
RST Rosetta Stone Inc5.26%
COWN Cowen Group Inc5.15%
RNWK RealNetworks Inc4.97%
CNTY Century Casinos Inc4.24%
KIN Kindred Biosciences Inc3.76%
TNAV Telenav Inc3.67%
XOXO XO Group Inc3.10%
PCO Pendrell Corp3.09%
FAF First American Financial Corp2.97%