Growth Stock Fund - I Class

Invests in companies having one or more of the following characteristics: superior growth in earnings and cash flow, ability to sustain earnings momentum even during economic slowdowns, occupation of a lucrative niche in the economy and ability to expand even during times of slow economic growth.

As with all equity funds, this fund’s share price can fall because of weakness in the broad market, a particular industry, or specific holdings.

Morningstar (Category)

Morningstar
(Overall Rating)1

Large Growth
  (1,137 funds)

Data as of 10/31/2021

Data as of 10/31/2021

Fund Manager Tenure2

Net Assets3
(USD)

7yrs
$76.5b

Data as of 10/31/2021

Data as of 10/31/2021

Price
(USD)

Daily Price Change

$113.34
$-2.32

Data as of 12/03/2021

Data as of 12/03/2021

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™.

Joseph Fath
Joseph Fath, Lead Portfolio Manager

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. 

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Strategy

Investment Objective

The fund seeks long-term capital growth through investments in stocks.

Average Annual Total Returns (I Class)*

1 YR
28.50%
Benchmark
30.00%
Value
-1.50% -3.39%

Data as of 09/30/2021

3 YR
20.95%
Benchmark
15.99%
Value
4.96% 5.57%

Data as of 09/30/2021

5 YR
22.29%
Benchmark
16.90%
Value
5.39% 4.96%

Data as of 09/30/2021

10 YR
19.82%
Benchmark
16.63%
Value
3.19% 2.89%

Data as of 09/30/2021

Benchmark: S&P 500 Index

Investor Class Inception Date: 04/11/1950

I Class Inception Date: 08/28/2015

Expense Ratio

Gross
0.52%
Net
0.52%

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 T. Rowe Price Funds-I Class share the portfolio of an existing fund (the original share class of the fund is referred to as the "investor class"). The total return figures for I Class shares have been calculated using the performance data of the investor class up to the inception date of the I Class (shown above) and the actual performance results of the I Class since that date.  Because the I Classes are expected to have lower expenses than the Investor Classes, The I Class performance, had it existed over the periods shown, would have been higher. 

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.

Sectors

Total
Sectors
8

Data as of 10/31/2021

Benchmark: S&P 500 Index

Largest Sector Information Technology 39.05% Was (09/30/2021) 38.07%
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Contributor

Communication Services
By 0.39%
Sector 0.10%
Selection 0.29%

Detractor

Consumer Discretionary
By -1.21%
Sector -0.02%
Selection -1.19%

Data as of 09/30/2021

Over

Communication Services
By 12.41%
Fund 23.24%
Benchmark 10.83%

Under

Financials
By -9.63%
Fund 1.78%
Benchmark 11.41%

Data as of 10/31/2021

Team (As of )

Joseph Fath

Joseph Fath
Lead Portfolio Manager

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. 

  • Fund manager
    since 2014
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 19
  • Years investment
    experience 21
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 18
  • Years investment
    experience 33

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

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