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American Funds Growth Fund of Amer A (AGTHX)

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American Funds Growth Fund of Amer A
The Growth Fund of America, Inc.One Market, Steuart Tower, Suite 1800San Francisco, CA 94105-1409
Phone: 800-421-4225
Fund Overview 
Category:Large Growth
Fund Family:American Funds
Net Assets:139.81B
Year-to-Date Return:8.60%
Morningstar Rating:3 stars
Fund Inception Date:Nov 30, 1973
Morningstar Style Box 
Large Growth
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Management Information 
James M. Rothenberg
Lead Manager since Nov 1, 1988
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.
Investment Information 
Min Initial Investment:250
Min Initial Investment, IRA:250
Min Initial Investment, AIP:250
Min Subsequent Investment:50
Min Subsequent Investment, IRA:50
Min Subsequent Investment, AIP:50
AGTHX can be purchased from 90 brokerages.

Fund Summary 
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.

Fund Operations 
Last Dividend (Dec 17, 2013) : 0.14
Last Cap Gain : 0.00
Annual Holdings Turnover (Sep 18, 2014) : 27.00%
Average for Category:46.51%
Fees & Expenses 
ExpenseAGTHXCategory Avg
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net):0.70%1.20%
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio:0.70%N/A
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio:0.70%N/A
Max 12b1 Fee:0.24%N/A
Max Front End Sales Load:5.75%5.45%
Max Deferred Sales Load: N/A2.29%
3 Yr Expense Projection*:786545
5 Yr Expense Projection*:942864
10 Yr Expense Projection*:1,3951,740
* Per $10,000 invested