Delaware Smid Cap Growth Fund Institutional Class (DFDIX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Small growth
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in common stocks of growth-oriented companies that the manager believes have long-term capital appreciation potential and expects to grow faster than the U.S. economy. Under normal circumstances- the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets- plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes- in equity securities of small- and mid-capitalization companies (80% policy).


1 month-1.69% 3 years+13.10%
3 months+15.12% 5 years+15.48%
1 year+36.62% Since inception+10.88%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small growth

Performance 5-yr return+15.48%+13.96%
Expense ratio0.96%1.28%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.200.98
Net assets$1.1B$1.1B
Average market cap$4.6B$4.0B
Average P/E29.732.3
Portfolio turnover159%159%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyDelaware Funds by Macquarie
Fund manager & tenureW. Alexander Ely / 1 Years
Minimal initial investment$0.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock99.20%
International stock0.70%
Fixed income0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Business service 21.76%
Consumer service 11.43%
Financial service 11.24%
Consumer goods 10.26%
Healthcare 9.98%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
PCRX Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc5.38%
WTW Weight Watchers International Inc4.79%
LGIH LGI Homes Inc4.57%
MTCH Match Group Inc4.47%
EXEL Exelixis Inc4.23%
NBIX Neurocrine Biosciences Inc3.90%
AMWD American Woodmark Corp3.68%
EPAM EPAM Systems Inc3.58%
SPLK Splunk Inc3.46%
ANET Arista Networks Inc3.45%