American Funds The Growth Fund of America® Class R-4 (RGAEX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Large growth
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks growth of capital. The fund invests primarily in common stocks and seeks to invest in companies that appear to offer superior opportunities for growth of capital. It may invest a portion of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States. The investment adviser uses a system of multiple portfolio counselors in managing the fund's assets. Under this approach, the portfolio of the fund is divided into segments managed by individual counselors who decide how their respective segments will be invested.


1 month-5.95% 3 years+18.59%
3 months-4.09% 5 years+12.52%
1 year+7.83% Since inception+8.17%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Large growth

Performance 5-yr return+12.52%+14.60%
Expense ratio0.68%1.24%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.020.99
Net assets$141.5B$2.7B
Average market cap$50.2B$68.9B
Average P/E22.323.3
Portfolio turnover27%27%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyAmerican Funds
Fund manager & tenureJames Rothenberg / 25 Years
Minimal initial investment$250.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock79.44%
International stock8.40%
Fixed income6.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Financial service 13.10%
Industrial materials 12.71%
Energy 11.94%
Healthcare 10.96%
Consumer service 9.43%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
AMZN Inc4.18%
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc4.10%
GOOG Google Inc Class C2.06%
GOOGL Google Inc Class A1.89%
HD Home Depot Inc1.81%
EOG EOG Resources Inc1.65%
CMCSA Comcast Corp Class A1.61%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc1.54%
AMGN Amgen Inc1.45%
MSFT Microsoft Corp1.42%

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