Blue Chip Growth Fund

Invests in common stocks of large and medium-sized blue chip companies that have the potential for above-average earnings growth and are well established.

Growth stocks have historically been more volatile than cyclical stocks.

Morningstar (Category)

Morningstar
(Overall Rating)1

Large Growth
  (1,128 funds)

Data as of 08/31/2021

Data as of 08/31/2021

Fund Manager Tenure2

Net Assets3
(USD)

28yrs
$108.0b

Data as of 08/31/2021

Data as of 08/31/2021

Price
(USD)

Daily Price Change

$196.79
$+0.38

Data as of 09/24/2021

Data as of 09/24/2021

Morningstar Ratings™ are based on risk-adjusted returns. Click on "Overall Rating" for the fund's 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Ratings™.

Larry J. Puglia, CFA, CPA
Larry J. Puglia, CFA, CPA, Lead Portfolio Manager

Larry J. Puglia is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division. Larry 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. He also is president of the Investment Advisory Committee of the US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity Strategy. Larry is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

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Strategy

Investment Objective

The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth. Income is a secondary objective.

Morningstar Equity Style

Large Growth

Data as of 08/31/2021

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Morningstar Rating

Period Rating Funds In Category (Large Growth)
Overall 1,128
3 Years 1,128
5 Years 1,020
10 Years 760

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for funds with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

Average Annual Total Returns (Investor Class)

1 YR
36.61%
Benchmark
40.79%
Value
-4.18% -7.63%

Data as of 06/30/2021

3 YR
21.63%
Benchmark
18.67%
Value
2.96% 3.72%

Data as of 06/30/2021

5 YR
24.08%
Benchmark
17.65%
Value
6.43% 6.19%

Data as of 06/30/2021

10 YR
18.32%
Benchmark
14.84%
Value
3.48% 3.39%

Data as of 06/30/2021

Benchmark: S&P 500 Index

Fund Inception: 06/30/1993

Expense Ratio

Gross
0.68%
Net
0.68%

Current performance may be lower or higher than the quoted past performance, which cannot guarantee future results. Share price, principal value, and return will vary and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. Average annual total return figures include changes in principal value, reinvested dividends, and capital gain distributions.

Investors should note that short term returns greater than 40% are highly unusual and unlikely to be sustained.

The gross expense ratio reflects the fund expenses as stated in the fee table of the fund's prospectus prior to the deduction of any waiver or reimbursement. The net expense ratio reflects fund expenses after the deduction of any waiver or reimbursement.  If a fund has an active contractual expense limitation, the expiration date is shown below the gross and net expense ratio values above.  Expense ratios are as of the most recent prospectus.

Current Year Performance (Investor Class)

Daily YTD
18.89%
Benchmark
19.87%
Value
-0.98%

Data as of 09/24/2021

Monthly YTD
19.89%
Benchmark
21.58%
Value
-1.69%

Data as of 08/31/2021

One Month
3.86%
Benchmark
3.04%
Value
0.82%

Data as of 08/31/2021

Three Months
12.88%
Benchmark
7.95%
Value
4.93%

Data as of 08/31/2021

Benchmark: S&P 500 Index

Fund Inception: 06/30/1993

Asset Allocation

Net Assets
(USD)
$108.0b

Data as of 08/31/2021

Largest US Stock 92.01% $99.4b
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Holdings

Total
Holdings
121

Data as of 06/30/2021

Largest Holding Amazon.com 10.83% Was (03/31/2021) 10.78%
Other View complete Full Holdings
Top 10 Holdings 52.25% View the latest Top 10 Holdings
12-Month Portfolio Turnover 42.1% Data as of 08/31/2021

Largest Contributor

Amazon.com
10.83%

Largest Detractor

Tencent Holdings
1.83%

Data as of 06/30/2021

Purchase

Microsoft
7.45%
Was 5.48%

Sale

Alibaba Group Holding
0.75%
Was 2.51%

Data as of 06/30/2021

Sectors

Total
Sectors
7

Data as of 08/31/2021

Benchmark: S&P 500 Index

Largest Sector Information Technology 39.39% Was (07/31/2021) 39.64%
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Contributor

Consumer Staples
By 0.35%
Sector 0.34%
Selection 0.00%

Detractor

Information Technology
By -0.47%
Sector -0.11%
Selection -0.36%

Data as of 06/30/2021

Over

Communication Services
By 15.87%
Fund 27.33%
Benchmark 11.47%

Under

Financials
By -8.50%
Fund 2.67%
Benchmark 11.17%

Data as of 08/31/2021

Team (As of )

Larry J. Puglia, CFA, CPA

Larry J. Puglia, CFA, CPA
Lead Portfolio Manager

Larry J. Puglia is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division. Larry 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. He also is president of the Investment Advisory Committee of the US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity Strategy. Larry is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

  • Fund manager
    since 1993
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 31
  • Years investment
    experience 32
Paul Greene II

Paul Greene II
Portfolio Manager

Paul Greene is an associate portfolio manager of the US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity Strategy in the U.S. Equity Division. He is a vice president and an Investment Advisory Committee member of the US Large-Cap Core Growth Equity, Communication and Technology Equity, and US Growth Stock Equity Strategies. He is an Investment Advisory Committee member of the Global Growth Equity and Global Focused Growth Equity Strategies. Paul is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Trust Company.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 15
  • Years investment
    experience 15
Craig Watson, CPA

Craig Watson, CPA
Portfolio Specialist

Craig Watson is a portfolio specialist in the U.S. Equity Division. He is a member of the U.S. Large-Cap Growth team, working closely with institutional clients, consultants, and prospects. Craig also is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and a trustee on the T. Rowe Price Foundation, Inc.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 14
  • Years investment
    experience 14
Ronald Taylor

Ronald Taylor
Portfolio Specialist

Ron Taylor is a portfolio specialist in the U.S. Equity Division. He is a member of the US Large-Cap Growth Equity Strategy team, working closely with institutional clients, consultants, and prospects. Ron also is Chair of the Black Leadership Council and a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 17
  • Years investment
    experience 32

For a complete list of the members of the fund's Investment Advisory Committee, please refer to the fund's prospectus.

How to Invest

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Share Class Min Initial Investment (USD) Min Subsequent Investment (USD) 12b-1 Fee Expense Ratio
Gross Net Limitation Type Limitation Expiration Date
Investor Class
Cusip 77954Q106
$2,500 $100 0.00% 0.68% 0.68% N/A N/A
Advisor Class
Cusip 77954Q205
$2,500 $100 0.25% 0.96% 0.96% N/A
N/A
R Class
Cusip 77954Q304
$2,500 $100 0.50% 1.21% 1.21% N/A
N/A
I Class
Cusip 77954Q403
$1,000,000* N/A 0.00% 0.56% 0.56% N/A
N/A

* Minimum initial investment $1,000,000. Minimum is generally waived for intermediaries, certain retirement plans, and certain institutional client accounts.

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