15 important things you should know about American Funds AMCPX mutual fund

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

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

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

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe AMCAP Fund; Class A Shares (AMCPX).

The Fund seeks to provide long-term growth of capital. The Fund invests primarily in common stocks of issuers located in the U.S. with a record of above-average long-term growth.

2. What are AMCPX top holdings?

AMCPX has 199 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 26.53% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Netflix Inc NFLX 4.25%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 3.73%
Abbott Laboratories ABT 3.28%
Facebook Inc A FB 2.88%
UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH 2.75%
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 2.38%
Broadcom Inc AVGO 2.05%
Gilead Sciences Inc GILD 1.78%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc TMO 1.77%
Amgen Inc AMGN 1.66%

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

AMCPX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 8.70%;
  • 3-month return is -8.02%;
  • 1-year return is 5.97%;
  • 3-year return is 10.24%;
  • 5-year return is 8.69%;
  • 10-year return is 11.96%;
  • 15-year return is 8.97%.

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

In the last 10 years, AMCPX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

5. What is AMCPX dividend yield?

AMCPX yield is 0.53%.

6. What is AMCPX minimum initial investment amount?

AMCPX minimum initial investment amount is $1.00K.

7. What is AMCPX expense ratio?

AMCPX expense ratio is 0.66%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

AMCPX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.24. AMCPX front-end sales load is 5.75. AMCPX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.22%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.61%.

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

  • 3-year beta is 0.96;
  • 5-year beta is 0.96;
  • 10-year beta is 0.98.

11. What is AMCPX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.33;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.42;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.75.

Analysis

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

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

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

The following are AMCPX strengths from our perspective:

  • AMCPX 3-year return is 10.24%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.1%.
  • AMCPX 5-year return is 8.69%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.05%.
  • AMCPX 10-year return is 11.96%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 12.06%.
  • AMCPX 15-year return is 8.97%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 8.54%.

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

The following are AMCPX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 and front-end sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.24%, while the maximum front-end sales load is 5.75%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund. Front-end sales load, also known as sales charge, is a fee paid when mutual funds shares are purchased. Those fees are subtracted from your total investable assets.
  • AMCPX expense ratio is 0.66%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?

Alternatives

15. Compare and contrast: AMCPX vs AGTHX.

Both AMCPX and AGTHX are mutual funds. AMCPX has a lower 5-year return than AGTHX (8.69% vs 11.01%). AMCPX has a higher expense ratio than AGTHX (0.66% vs 0.65%). Below is the comparison between AMCPX and AGTHX.

AMCPX AGTHX
Segment U.S. Equity: Large Growth U.S. Equity: Large Growth
Net Assets $33.07B $94.61B
Expense Ratio 0.66% 0.65%
Management Style active active
Underlying Index N/A N/A
YTD Return -4.32% -0.37%
1-Year Return 5.97% 10.2%
3-Year Return 10.24% 12.04%
5-Year Return 8.69% 11.01%
10-Year Return 11.96% 12.72%
Dividend Yield 0.53% 0.74%

AGTHX profile: The Fund seeks to provide growth of capital. The Fund invests primarily in common stocks in companies that appear to offer superior opportunities for growth of capital. The Fund seeks to invest in attractively valued companies that, it the Adviser's opinion, represent good, long-term investment opportunities.

For further information, check out AMCPX vs AGTHX comparison details.

In the AMCPX review, we covered AMCPX 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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