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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 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+0.38% 3 years+12.99%
3 months+4.94% 5 years+12.35%
1 year-0.83% Since inception+13.03%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Mid-cap growth

Performance 5-yr return+12.35%+11.71%
Expense ratio1.29%1.29%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.020.86
Net assets$7.2B$1.2B
Average market cap$4.3B$9.5B
Average P/E25.023.5
Portfolio turnover13%13%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyBaron Capital Group
Fund manager & tenureRonald Baron / 20 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$2,000.00


U.S. stock96.23%
International stock2.96%
Fixed income0.66%
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
UA Under Armour5.16%
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd4.18%
MIDD Middleby Corp3.87%
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc3.69%
IT Gartner Inc3.42%
MTN Vail Resorts Inc3.12%
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc3.12%
ITC ITC Holdings Corp3.06%
DKS Dick's Sporting Goods Inc2.72%
MMS Maximus Inc2.58%