14 important things you should know about American Century Investments AFDIX mutual fund

Updated: June 27, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell AFDIX? Or perhaps you’re looking for AFDIX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AFDIX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: AFDIX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: AFDIX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in AFDIX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to AFDIX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe American Century Mutual Funds, Inc: Sustainable Equity Fund; Investor Class Shares (AFDIX).
  2. What are AFDIX holdings?
  3. What is AFDIX performance? What are AFDIX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did AFDIX have historically?
  5. What is AFDIX dividend yield?
  6. What is AFDIX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is AFDIX expense ratio?
  8. Does AFDIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is AFDIX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is AFDIX beta? How would you assess AFDIX risk?
  11. What is AFDIX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is AFDIX Finny Score? AFDIX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in AFDIX? What are AFDIX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in AFDIX? What are AFDIX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe American Century Mutual Funds, Inc: Sustainable Equity Fund; Investor Class Shares (AFDIX).

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth. Income is a secondary objective. The Fund generally looks for common stocks that the Fund's manager believes are attractively priced relative to the companies' earnings growth potential and dividend yields.

2. What are AFDIX top holdings?

AFDIX has 95 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 33.51% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 7.53%
Apple Inc AAPL 4.77%
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 3.98%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 3.90%
NextEra Energy Inc NEE 2.59%
Prologis Inc PLD 2.50%
Bank of America Corp BAC 2.27%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 2.21%
PepsiCo Inc PEP 1.89%
The Home Depot Inc HD 1.87%

3. What is AFDIX performance? What are AFDIX historical returns?

AFDIX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 5.81%;
  • 3-month return is -11.84%;
  • 1-year return is 6.00%;
  • 3-year return is 10.71%;
  • 5-year return is 9.00%;
  • 10-year return is 12.08%.

4. How many up and down years did AFDIX have historically?

In the last 10 years, AFDIX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is AFDIX dividend yield?

AFDIX yield is 0%.

6. What is AFDIX minimum initial investment amount?

AFDIX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is AFDIX expense ratio?

AFDIX expense ratio is 0.79%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. Does AFDIX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

AFDIX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. AFDIX front-end sales load is 0. AFDIX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is AFDIX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.15%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.95%.

10. What is AFDIX beta? How would you assess AFDIX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.02;
  • 5-year beta is 1.01;
  • 10-year beta is 1.01;
  • 15-year beta is 0.98.

11. What is AFDIX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.40;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.44;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.76;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.56.

Analysis

12. What is AFDIX Finny Score? AFDIX buy or sell?

AFDIX Finny Score is 67. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy AFDIX and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 67.

13. What are the pros of investing in AFDIX? What are AFDIX buy reasons?

The following are AFDIX strengths from our perspective:

  • AFDIX 3-year return is 10.71%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.1%.
  • AFDIX 5-year return is 9%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.05%.
  • AFDIX 10-year return is 12.08%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 12.06%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in AFDIX? What are AFDIX negatives?

The following are AFDIX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • AFDIX net assets are $557.20 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • AFDIX expense ratio is 0.79%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the AFDIX review, we covered AFDIX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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