American Funds Growth Fund of Amer A  AGTHX
  Morningstar Report
Overall Morningstar
Rating™
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As of 2014-09-30
Out of
Large Growth Funds
Rating derived from a weighted average of the fund's 3, 5, 10-year rating which are based on risk-adjusted performance.
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   Large
   Growth
  
  
As of 2014-09-30
Day Change
$ 1.05
  
NAV (2014-10-21)
$ 44.96
  
YTD Return % (2014-10-21)
4.56%
  
Total Assets ($ mil)
141,489
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  Performance    
Growth of $10,000 Fund: American Funds Growth Fund of Amer A
(from 2004-01-01 to 2014-09-30) Category: Large Growth
Index: S&P 500 TR USD
Total Annualized Returns % 1yr, 3yr and 5yr Returns as of 2014-10-21
Inception date: 1973-11-30 10yr and Inception Returns as of 2014-09-30
YTD Returns as of 2014-10-21
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
(1973-11-30)
Fund 4.56 10.64 18.81 13.18 8.75 13.76
+/- Category 0.68 0.24 1.76 -0.49 0.49 ---
+/- S&P 500 TR USD -2.18 -2.93 0.11 -1.63 0.64 ---
  Standardized Return %   After Tax Returns % as of
  as of as of 2014-09-30   On Distribution 2014-09-30
On Distr &
Sales of Shrs
1 Yr Annualized --- 9.70   7.95 6.62
5 Yr Annualized --- 12.82   12.25 10.12
10 Yr Annualized --- 8.11   7.53 6.48
Inception(1973-11-30) --- 13.60   13.60 ---
Max Front Load % Max Back Load % Net Exp Ratio % Gross Expense Ratio %
5.75 --- 0.70 0.70
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate thus an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted herein. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, please call 800-421-4225 or visit www.americanfunds.com.
  Portfolio Profile    
Asset Allocation
% of Net Assets
Cash 6.2
Stocks 87.8
Bonds 0.2
Other 5.9
Foreign Stocks 8.4
(as a % of Assets)
Data through 2014-09-30
 
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 265 Turnover % 12
Total Number of Bond Holdings 7 30 Day SEC Yield % 0.36
% of Assets in Top 10 Holdings 21.71 ending as of 2014-09-30
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Top 10 Holdings Sector P/E YTD
Return %
% of Net
Assets
Amazon.com Inc --- -20.93 4.18
Gilead Sciences Inc 41.32 42.04 4.10
Google Inc Class C --- --- 2.06
Google Inc Class A 62.11 -4.08 1.89
Home Depot Inc 22.27 16.12 1.81
EOG Resources Inc 20.88 15.04 1.65
Comcast Corp Class A 20.33 1.73 1.61
UnitedHealth Group Inc 13.70 22.15 1.54
Amgen Inc 17.18 27.91 1.45
Microsoft Corp 13.83 22.21 1.42
Data through 2014-09-30
YTD Return through 2014-10-21
  Other Information
Fund Inception: 1973-11-30
Portfolio Manager  (Start Date)
James F. Rothenberg   (1988-11-01)
Rothenberg is chairman of the board with Capital Research and Management Company. Rothenberg came to Capital Guardian Trust Company from Capital Research & Management in 1986. Rothenberg's investment style is described as "bottom-up and research-driven." Rothenberg is a member of the Financial Analysts Federation and the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts.
Donald D. O'Neal   (1993-11-01)
O'Neal is a Senior Vice President of Capital Research. O'Neal has been an investment professional for more than 23 years.
Michael T. Kerr   (1998-11-01)
Investment professional since 1983 ; 29 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate
Donnalisa Parks Barnum   (2001-11-01)
Barnum is a senior vice president of Capital World Investors. She has been employed in the investment management area of Capital Research or its affiliates for the past 24 years, three of which she has been a portfolio counselor.
J. Blair Frank   (2001-11-01)
Frank is Senior Vice President of Capital Research and Management Company. He has been an investment professional since 1993 with 20 years at Capital Research and Management or affiliate.
Gregg E. Ireland   (2004-11-01)
Mr. Irelandis a portfolio manager with responsibilities in several funds managed by Capital Research and Management Company (CRMC), including the Investment Company of America. Having joined Capital in 1972, Mr. Ireland is a Senior Vice President of CRMC, as well as an officer of several funds managed by CRMC. He is Chair of the Leadership Board of Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, a national think-tank that studies issues facing young children and their families.
Ronald B. Morrow   (2004-11-01)
Morrow is a senior vice president of Capital World Investors.
Barry S. Crosthwaite   (2007-11-01)
Barry Crosthwaite has 17 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career at Capital, as an equity investment analyst, he covered U.S. electrical equipment/appliances, global energy equipment, and oil field services & drilling companies, as well as North American communications & networking equipment companies. Barry holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Occidental College graduating magna cum laude. Barry is based in San Francisco.
James Terrile   (2008-11-01)
Senior Vice President-Capital Research Global Investors.
Bradley J. Vogt   (2008-11-01)
Bradley J. VogtSenior, Vice Chairman of the Board, is president of Capital Research Global Investors at Capital Research and Management Company.
Carl M. Kawaja   (2010-11-01)
Carl Kawaja is a portfolio manager, a director of Capital International Asset Management and a senior vice president of Capital Research Company. Prior to joining the Capital Group organization in 1991, Carl was a security analyst for Gabelli and Co. in New York, as well as an equity analyst for Levesque Beaubien Inc. in Montreal. Carl received a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is based in San Francisco.
Martin Romo   (2010-11-01)
Investment professional for 22 years in total; 21 years with Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate
Sales Charge %
(taken from prospectus dated 2014-08-29)
Front: 5.75
Deferred: None
Expense Ratio % 0.70
based on net assets
(taken from annual report dated 2013-08-31)
Correspondence Information
The Growth Fund of America, Inc.
One Market, Steuart Tower, Suite 1800
San Francisco,  CA  94105-1409
USA
Telephone:
800-421-4225
Data on this page does not include the fund's short positions (if any).
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