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Baron Growth Fund

mutual fund
BGRFX
Dividend policy
Suspended
Price as of:
$98.3 -0.53 0%
primary theme
U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Equity
BGRFX (Mutual Fund)

Baron Growth Fund

Dividend policy
Suspended
Price as of:
$98.3 -0.53 0%
primary theme
U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Equity
BGRFX (Mutual Fund)
Baron Growth Fund
Dividend policy
Suspended
Price as of:
$98.3 -0.53 0%
primary theme
U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Equity
share class

BGRFX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 18.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 19.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 17.2%
  • Net Assets $8.15 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 55.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$98.83
$54.30
$102.19

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.29%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 1.93%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Equity
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Mid-Cap Growth

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Overview

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Income Risk

Returns Profile

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$47.41

-0.61%

$1.75 B

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$0.01

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15.58%

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$19.72

-0.20%

$1.63 B

0.92%

$0.18

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23.25%

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$15.77

-1.44%

$608.42 M

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$0.00

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25.26%

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$13.22

-0.60%

$22.16 M

0.43%

$0.06

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4.09%

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$7.33

-0.68%

$1.02 M

20.68%

$1.53

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36.75%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$202.65

-0.54%

$18.63 B

0.51%

$1.05

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28.47%

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$195.42

-0.67%

$14.59 B

0.45%

$0.88

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29.02%

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$68.33

-0.54%

$7.50 B

0.79%

$0.54

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-71.13%

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$65.65

-0.38%

$1.92 B

0.77%

$0.51

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15.59%

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$52.82

+0.10%

$1.62 B

0.68%

$0.36

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46.73%

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BGRFX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 18.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 19.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 17.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.21%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Baron Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Baron Capital Group
  • Inception Date
    Dec 30, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Adv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Ronald Baron

Fund Description

The fund invests for the long term primarily in equity securities in the form of common stock of U.S. small-sized growth companies. BAMCO, Inc. ("BAMCO" or the "Adviser") defines small-sized companies as those, at the time of purchase, with market capitalizations up to the largest market cap stock in the Russell 2000 Growth Index at reconstitution, or companies with market capitalizations up to $2.5 billion, whichever is larger.


BGRFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 18.9% -71.1% 2377.5% 74.96%
1 Yr 25.4% -1.9% 129.8% 66.61%
3 Yr 19.1%* 1.1% 54.4% 43.44%
5 Yr 17.2%* 1.5% 41.7% 34.70%
10 Yr 14.9%* 6.5% 23.5% 36.33%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 35.1% -50.2% 44.9% 12.22%
2018 -9.6% -70.5% 9.2% 27.66%
2017 13.8% -21.1% 84.9% 64.77%
2016 -5.9% -61.7% 39.8% 88.68%
2015 -12.5% -54.0% 12.2% 82.07%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 18.9% -71.3% 2377.5% 74.96%
1 Yr 25.4% -7.1% 129.8% 63.13%
3 Yr 19.1%* 1.1% 54.4% 40.72%
5 Yr 17.2%* 1.5% 41.7% 33.27%
10 Yr 14.9%* 6.5% 23.5% 34.77%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGRFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 35.1% -50.2% 44.9% 12.22%
2018 -2.9% -51.7% 12.2% 13.12%
2017 27.1% -7.0% 84.9% 23.86%
2016 6.0% -61.7% 39.8% 36.83%
2015 -4.4% -54.0% 12.2% 68.25%

NAV & Total Return History


BGRFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank
Net Assets 8.15 B 1.02 M 37.6 B 12.40%
Number of Holdings 54 10 2566 79.48%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.04 B 176 K 7.69 B 5.01%
Weighting of Top 10 55.24% 3.5% 97.2% 5.20%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. MSCI Inc 8.53%
  2. CoStar Group Inc 7.54%
  3. Ansys Inc 6.22%
  4. Penn National Gaming Inc 6.21%
  5. Vail Resorts Inc 5.97%
  6. FactSet Research Systems Inc 5.58%
  7. IDEXX Laboratories Inc 4.84%
  8. Arch Capital Group Ltd 3.74%
  9. Choice Hotels International Inc 3.52%
  10. Bio-Techne Corp 3.30%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BGRFX % Rank
Stocks
99.34% 29.91% 110.81% 30.21%
Other
0.41% -1.62% 39.00% 6.62%
Preferred Stocks
0.25% 0.00% 1.64% 4.52%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.20% 2.58%
Cash
0.00% -14.87% 39.68% 92.57%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 17.46% 6.30%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGRFX % Rank
Financial Services
29.12% 0.00% 40.21% 1.13%
Consumer Cyclical
21.78% 0.00% 65.34% 4.20%
Technology
16.38% 0.00% 59.48% 93.70%
Real Estate
13.43% 0.00% 14.36% 1.94%
Healthcare
13.28% 0.00% 39.13% 86.91%
Communication Services
3.11% 0.00% 22.10% 72.70%
Industrials
2.89% 0.00% 33.96% 93.86%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 5.37% 26.82%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 60.50% 38.61%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 15.89% 85.62%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 20.37% 70.76%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGRFX % Rank
US
96.81% 29.81% 103.55% 22.94%
Non US
2.53% 0.00% 56.23% 73.34%

BGRFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.29% 0.05% 27.43% 38.47%
Management Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.50% 90.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 26.51%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.20% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

BGRFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 1.93% 1.00% 457.00% 0.83%

BGRFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 32.21% 7.73%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High BGRFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.21% -2.48% 1.52% 39.24%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BGRFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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BGRFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Ronald Baron


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 30, 1994

25.94

25.9%

Ronald Baron is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BCG and its subsidiaries. BAMCO, established in 1987, is one of its subsidiaries. Mr. Baron has managed money for others on a discretionary basis since 1975. In 1982, he established Baron Capital, Inc. He has over 50 years of research experience. From 1970 to 1982, Ron worked for several brokerage firms as an institutional securities analyst. From 1966 to 1969, Ron worked at the U.S. Patent Office as a patent examiner, while attending George Washington University Law School. From 1965 to 1966, Ron worked at Georgetown University as a teaching fellow in biochemistry. Ron graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1965.

Neal Rosenberg


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 27, 2016

4.52

4.5%

Neal Rosenberg, is a Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager of BAMCO, Inc. Mr. Rosenberg joined BAMCO, Inc. in 2006 as a research analyst and has 13 years of research experience. From 2004 to 2006, Neal worked at JPMorgan Securities as an equity research analyst. From 2003 to 2004, Neal worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. as an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Neal graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics in 2002 and with an M.B.A. in 2003.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 34.8 8.17 0.75

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