Parnassus Fund (PARNX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Large blend
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks capital appreciation. The fund invests in undervalued stocks. It follows a "contrarian" strategy of seeking to invest in stocks that are currently out of favor with the financial community and are therefore deeply undervalued. The fund's investment adviser expects that if these undervalued companies are financially strong and have good prospects for the future- they will come back into favor and increase in market value. It is a "multi-cap" fund in that it can invest in companies of any size- from larger- well-established companies to smaller companies.


1 month+4.57% 3 years+8.21%
3 months+0.04% 5 years+12.49%
1 year+7.06% Since inception+10.02%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Large blend

Performance 5-yr return+12.49%+11.72%
Expense ratio0.84%0.95%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.941.07
Net assets$994.5M$5.7B
Average market cap$24.6B$152.1B
Average P/E19.520.6
Portfolio turnover37%37%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyParnassus
Fund manager & tenureIan Sexsmith / 5 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$500.00


U.S. stock88.70%
International stock7.62%
Fixed income0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Telecommunication 19.81%
Hardware 16.41%
Financial service 14.79%
Industrial materials 13.74%
Consumer service 8.32%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
MSI Motorola5.40%
-- 5.21%
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corp5.20%
MAT Mattel Inc4.68%
GILD Gilead Sciences4.38%
CVS CVS Caremark4.08%
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp3.79%
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc3.70%
NLSN Nielsen Holdings PLC3.37%
GOOGL Google3.32%