Seeking to identify investments with the potential to deliver double-digit earnings growth.
Investment ObjectiveTo increase the value of its shares, over the long term, through growth in the value of its investments. The fund invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of stocks from large capitalization companies in the United States that have the potential for above-average and sustainable rates of earnings growth.
- Scrutinize both company and industry- level fundamentals to identify companies with characteristics that support sustainable double-digit earnings growth.
- Focus on high-quality earnings, strong free cash flow growth, shareholder-oriented management, and rational competitive environments.
- Exploit differences between secular and cyclical trends.
- Limit portfolio holdings to the most attractive growth opportunities across industries.
- Typically 60-75 stock portfolio
- Individual position sizes typically range +/- 1.00% to 4.00% relative to Russell 1000 Growth Index
- Sector weights will vary from 0.5X to 3.0X for primary sectors relative to Russell 1000 Growth Index
|1 YR||3 YR
|Since Manager Inception
|Indicative Benchmark %||25.80%||16.77%||14.02%||15.56%||19.11%|
|Excess Return %||-3.50%||1.02%||1.32%||1.13%||2.00%|
|1 YR||3 YR
|Indicative Benchmark %||0.54%||10.89%||9.90%||12.46%|
|Excess Return %||-3.32%||1.63%||1.10%||1.14%|
|Month to DateData as of 02-Jul-2020||Quarter to DateData as of 02-Jul-2020||Year to DateData as of 02-Jul-2020||1 MonthData as of 31-May-2020||3 MonthsData as of 31-May-2020|
|Indicative Benchmark %||1.80%||1.80%||11.60%||6.67%||10.35%|
|Excess Return %||2.74%||2.74%||3.32%||-1.02%||3.55%|
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Source for fund performance: T. Rowe Price. Fund performance is calculated using the official NAV with dividends reinvested, if any. The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up. Investors may get back less than the amount invested. It will be affected by changes in the exchange rate between the base currency of the fund and the subscription currency, if different. Sales charges (up to a maximum of 5% for the A Class), taxes and other locally applied costs have not been deducted and if applicable, they will reduce the performance figures.
Where the base currency of the fund differs from the share class currency, exchange rate movements may affect returns.
Index returns shown with reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes.
Effective 1 June 2019, the "net" version of the indicative benchmark replaced the "gross" version of the indicative benchmark. The "net" version of the indicative benchmark assumes the reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes applicable to the country where the dividend is paid; as such, the returns of the new benchmark are more representative of the returns experienced by investors in foreign issuers. Historical benchmark performance has been restated accordingly.
Largest Top Contributor^
Largest Top Detractor^
Information TechnologyNet Contribution 0.55%
Industrials & Business ServicesNet Contribution -0.60%
Taymour Tamaddon is the portfolio manager of the US Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy in the U.S. Equity Division. He is a vice president and member of the Investment Advisory Committees for the Health Sciences Equity, Global Growth Equity, US Multi-Cap Growth Equity, US Growth Stock, US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity, and US Capital Appreciation Strategies. He also is a vice president of the T. Rowe Price Institutional International Funds, Inc., and the T. Rowe Price International Funds, Inc. Taymour is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Taymour’s investment experience began in 2003, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2004, beginning in the U.S. Equity Division. He also served as a summer intern with the firm in 2003. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Taymour was employed by Amazon.com in the areas of finance and merchandising. He also was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, specializing in the energy industry.
Taymour earned a B.S., cum laude, in applied physics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar with high distinction. Taymour also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
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- Fund manager2017
- Years at16
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment17
Larry J. Puglia is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. He is president of the Investment Advisory Committee of the US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity Strategy. He has been managing the US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity Strategy since 1993 and has had lead responsibility for all institutional accounts and other investment products within the strategy since 1997. Mr. Puglia is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Mr. Puglia has 30 years of investment experience, 29 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. He joined the firm in 1990 as an investment analyst specializing in financial services stocks. His coverage included banking, consumer finance, brokerage, investment management, and diversified financial companies. Mr. Puglia also served as an investment analyst covering the pharmaceutical industry. He began his career at Peat Marwick Main & Co. in 1982, ultimately serving as a senior manager.
Mr. Puglia earned a B.B.A., summa cum laude, in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, where he was named a Shermet Scholar. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a certified public accountant.
- Years at29
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment30
Joe Fath is the portfolio manager for the U.S. Growth Stock Equity Strategy, including the Growth Stock Fund, in which he is chairman of the investment advisory committee. He is a vice president and member of the investment advisory committee of the U.S. Quantitative US, U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Equity, U.S. Communications and Technology and U.S. Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategies. He is vice president of T. Rowe Price Group.
Joe’s investment experience began in 2000 and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2002, beginning in the U.S. Equity Division after serving as a summer intern in 2001. Prior to this, Joe was the chief financial officer and co-founder of Broadform, Inc., a start-up educational software company. In addition, he worked as director of operations and analysis for Players International, a multi-jurisdictional gaming operator in the United States. Joe was also employed by Coopers & Lybrand as a senior associate in the Business Assurance and Financial Advisory Services Group.
Joe earned a B.S., with honors, in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also earned an M.B. A., with honors, in finance and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
- Years at17
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment19
Ron Taylor is a portfolio specialist in the Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. He is a member of the US Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy team working closely with institutional clients, consultants, and prospects. Mr. Taylor is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Mr. Taylor has 31 years of investment experience, 16 of which have been at T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, he was employed by Zurich Scudder Investments as an equity product specialist and later as the director of Institutional Client Service. Mr. Taylor also previously worked for Chancellor Capital Management as an equity product specialist and at Putnam Investments as an equity analyst and later in new business development and client service. He began his career as a high yield bond analyst at Columbia Savings & Loan.
Mr. Taylor earned a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
- Years at16
T. Rowe Price
- Years investment31
|Share Class||Minimum Initial Investment and Holding Amount (USD)||Minimum Subsequent Investment (USD)||Minimum Redemption Amount (USD)||Sales Charge (up to)||Investment Management Fee (up to)||Ongoing Charges|
|Class A||$1,000||$100||$100||5.00%||150 basis points||1.58%|
|Class I||$2,500,000||$100,000||$0||0.00%||65 basis points||0.69%|
|Class J||$10,000,000||$0||$0||0.00%||0 basis points||0.02%|
|Class Q||$1,000||$100||$100||0.00%||65 basis points||0.73%|
Please note that the Ongoing Charges figure is inclusive of the Investment Management Fee and is charged per annum.