Dividend Growth Fund

Invests at least 65% of its total assets in the common stocks of dividend-paying companies that we expect to increase their dividends over time and also provide long-term appreciation.

Dividend-paying stocks may lag shares of smaller, faster-growing companies. Also, stocks that appear temporarily out of favor may remain out of favor for a long time.

PRDGXCUSIP 779546100
Fund Story Prospectus

Morningstar (Category)

Morningstar
(Overall Rating)1

Large Blend
  (1,198 funds)

Data as of 10/31/2019

Data as of 10/31/2019

Fund Manager Tenure2

Net Assets3
(USD)

19yrs
$13.5b

Data as of 10/31/2019

Data as of 10/31/2019

Price
(USD)

Daily Price Change

$52.12
$+0.12

Data as of 12/05/2019

Data as of 12/05/2019

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™.

Thomas J.  Huber
Thomas J. Huber, Portfolio Manager

Thomas J. Huber is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. He is the lead portfolio manager for the US Dividend Growth Strategy. Mr. Huber is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

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Strategy

Investment Objective

The fund seeks dividend income and long-term capital growth primarily through investments in stocks.

Morningstar Equity Style

Large Blend

Data as of 10/31/2019

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Morningstar Rating

Period Rating Funds In Category (Large Blend)
Overall 1,198
3 Years 1,198
5 Years 1,058
10 Years 801

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
11.56%
Benchmark
4.25%
Value
7.31% 3.85%

Data as of 09/30/2019

3 YR
14.01%
Benchmark
13.39%
Value
0.62% 0.21%
5 YR
12.01%
Benchmark
10.84%
Value
1.17% 0.77%
10 YR
13.18%
Benchmark
13.24%
Value
-0.06% -0.28%

Expense Ratio

Gross
0.64%
Net
0.64%

Benchmark: S&P 500 Index

Fund Inception: 12/30/1992

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.

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
26.90%
Benchmark
26.73%
Value
0.17%

Data as of 12/05/2019

Monthly YTD
23.74%
Benchmark
23.16%
Value
0.58%

Data as of 10/31/2019

One Month
0.73%
Benchmark
2.17%
Value
-1.44%
Three Months
1.90%
Benchmark
2.43%
Value
-0.53%

Benchmark: S&P 500 Index

Fund Inception: 12/30/1992

Asset Allocation

Net Assets
(USD)
$13.5b
Largest US Stock 91.03% $12.3b
Other View complete Asset Allocation

Data as of 10/31/2019

Holdings

Total
Holdings
104
Largest Holding Microsoft 4.01% Was (06/30/2019) 3.99%
Other View complete Full Holdings
Top 10 Holdings 22.43% View the latest Top 10 Holdings
12-Month Portfolio Turnover 9.0% Data as of 10/31/2019

Data as of 09/30/2019

Largest Contributor

Microsoft
4.01%

Largest Detractor

UnitedHealth Group
1.55%

Data as of 09/30/2019

Sectors

Total
Sectors
11
Largest Sector Information Technology 16.57% Was (09/30/2019) 16.31%
Other View complete Sector Diversification

Data as of 10/31/2019

Benchmark: S&P 500 Index

Contributor

Consumer Discretionary
By 0.36%
Sector 0.03%
Selection 0.32%

Detractor

Consumer Staples
By -0.18%
Sector -0.01%
Selection -0.17%

Data as of 09/30/2019

Over

Industrials & Business Services
By 3.26%
Fund 12.50%
Benchmark 9.24%

Under

Communication Services
By -5.81%
Fund 4.61%
Benchmark 10.42%

Data as of 10/31/2019

Team (As of )

Thomas J.  Huber

Thomas J. Huber
Portfolio Manager

Thomas J. Huber is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. He is the lead portfolio manager for the US Dividend Growth Strategy. Mr. Huber is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

  • Fund manager
    since 2000
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 25
  • Years investment
    experience 26
Ira W. Carnahan, CFA

Ira W. Carnahan, CFA
Portfolio Specialist

Ira Carnahan is a portfolio specialist in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price, working on the Capital Appreciation, Dividend Growth, and Large-Cap Core Funds. Before his current role, he was an investment analyst following consumer discretionary and consumer staples companies. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 14
  • Years investment
    experience 15

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 779546100
$2,500 $100 0.00% 0.64% 0.64% N/A N/A
Advisor Class
Cusip 779546209
$2,500 $100 0.25% 0.91% 0.91% N/A
N/A
I Class
Cusip 779546308
$1,000,000* N/A 0.00% 0.51% 0.51% 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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