Baron Asset Fund Retail Class (BARAX)

70.54
Net Asset Value
-0.35%
1 Day
+3.49%
Year-to-Date
Overall Morningstar Rating
Mid-cap growth
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
1.31%
Expense Ratio
Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks capital appreciation through long-term investments primarily in securities of mid-sized companies with undervalued assets or favorable growth prospects. The fund invests for the long term primarily in equity securities in the form of common stock of U.S. mid-sized growth companies. BAMCO- Inc. ("BAMCO" or the "Adviser") defines mid-sized companies as those- at the time of purchase- with market capitalizations above $2.5 billion or the smallest market cap stock in the Russell Midcap Growth Index at reconstitution- whichever is larger- and below the largest market cap stock in the Russell Midcap Growth Index at reconstitution.

Performance

1 month-3.08% 3 years+10.37%
3 months+3.52% 5 years+14.13%
1 year+19.91% Since inception+11.66%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Mid-cap growth

 BARAXCategory
Performance 5-yr return+14.13%+13.73%
Expense ratio1.31%1.21%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.301.15
Net assets$3.3B$1.6B
Average market cap$12.8B$12.9B
Average P/E34.128.7
Portfolio turnover10%10%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyBaron Capital Group
Fund manager & tenureAndrew Peck / 14 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--

Holdings

U.S. stock98.00%
Cash1.56%
International stock0.44%
Fixed income0.00%
Other0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Business service 22.69%
Consumer service 17.82%
Financial service 14.68%
Healthcare 11.24%
Energy 9.14%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
IT Gartner Inc6.17%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc5.62%
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc5.01%
MTN Vail Resorts Inc4.98%
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc4.04%
SCHW Charles Schwab3.76%
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd3.45%
GWRE Guidewire Software Inc2.93%
SBAC SBA Communications Corp2.91%
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc2.71%