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American Funds The Growth Fund of America® Class A (AGTHX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Large growth
Style or Category
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 up to 25% of its assets in securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States. The investment adviser uses a system of multiple portfolio managers in managing the fund's assets. Under this approach, the portfolio of the fund is divided into segments managed by individual managers who decide how their respective segments will be invested.


1 month+2.34% 3 years+17.40%
3 months+5.25% 5 years+13.68%
1 year+6.12% Since inception+13.61%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Large growth

Performance 5-yr return+13.68%+12.64%
Expense ratio0.65%1.20%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.071.01
Net assets$146.0B$2.6B
Average market cap$49.3B$80.8B
Average P/E19.325.1
Portfolio turnover29%29%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyAmerican Funds
Fund manager & tenureDonald O'Neal / 22 Years
Minimal initial investment$250.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock77.40%
International stock12.24%
Fixed income3.14%
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 Amazon5.95%
GILD Gilead Sciences2.31%
GOOG Google2.20%
HD Home Depot2.03%
UNH UnitedHealth2.02%
AVGO Avago Technologies Ltd2.01%
GOOGL Google1.86%
AMGN Amgen1.63%
MSFT Microsoft1.52%
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Co1.40%