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-2.81% 3 years+11.39%
3 months-0.54% 5 years+15.11%
1 year+36.49% Since inception+10.61%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small growth

Performance 5-yr return+15.11%+11.88%
Expense ratio0.96%1.27%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.070.87
Net assets$1.1B$1.1B
Average market cap$4.5B$3.4B
Average P/E28.526.7
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. stock98.90%
International stock1.02%
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
WTW Weight Watchers International Inc5.65%
COLL Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc4.94%
MTCH Match Group Inc4.73%
NBIX Neurocrine Biosciences Inc4.31%
TTD Trade Desk Inc3.90%
SPLK Splunk Inc3.88%
PCRX Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc3.87%
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software Inc3.86%
BURL Burlington Stores Inc3.67%
EXEL Exelixis Inc3.66%