Baron Growth Fund Retail Shares (BGRFX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Mid-cap growth
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks capital appreciation through long-term investments primarily in securities of small-sized growth companies. The fund invests for the long term primarily in equity securities in the form of common stock of U.S. small-sized growth companies. BAMCO- Inc. ("BAMCO" or the "Adviser") defines small-sized companies as those- at the time of purchase- with market capitalizations up to the largest market cap stock in the Russell 2000 Growth Index at reconstitution- or companies with market capitalizations up to $2.5 billion- whichever is larger.


1 month-3.94% 3 years+8.05%
3 months+2.42% 5 years+11.63%
1 year+19.72% Since inception+13.25%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Mid-cap growth

Performance 5-yr return+11.63%+13.73%
Expense ratio1.30%1.21%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.131.15
Net assets$6.4B$1.6B
Average market cap$6.0B$12.9B
Average P/E26.328.7
Portfolio turnover3%3%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyBaron Capital Group
Fund manager & tenureRonald Baron / 23 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock97.61%
International stock2.12%
Fixed income0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Business service 19.49%
Consumer service 17.04%
Healthcare 13.60%
Energy 12.16%
Financial service 9.61%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
MTN Vail Resorts Inc7.47%
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd5.45%
IT Gartner Inc4.66%
CSGP CoStar Group Inc4.54%
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc4.16%
MSCI MSCI Inc3.75%
CHH Choice Hotels International Inc3.73%
VAC Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp3.46%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc3.45%