Ultra Short-Term Bond Fund

Invests in a diversified portfolio of shorter-term investment-grade corporate and government securities, asset-backed securities, and bank obligations. Invests at least 80% in bonds and all of the securities purchased by the fund will be rated investment-grade at the time of purchase.

Due to the nature of the fund’s investment universe, the fund will take on incrementally more credit risk than a money market fund. Additionally, this fund is subject to interest rate risk, as a rise in interest rates may cause the price of its securities to fall.

Morningstar (Category)

Morningstar
(Overall Rating)1

Ultrashort Bond
  (203 funds)

Data as of 05/31/2021

Data as of 05/31/2021

Fund Manager Tenure2

Net Assets3
(USD)

1yr
$5.0b

Data as of 05/31/2021

Data as of 05/31/2021

Price
(USD)

Daily Price Change

$5.09
$0.00

Data as of 06/11/2021

Data as of 06/11/2021

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™.

Alex Obaza, CFA®
Alex Obaza, CFA®, Portfolio Manager

Alex Obaza is the portfolio manager of the US Ultra Short-Term Bond Strategy in the Fixed Income Division. He is a vice president and member of the Investment Advisory Committees for the Corporate Income and Short-Term Bond Funds. He is also a vice president of the Fixed Income Series, Institutional Income Funds, and Multi-Sector Account Portfolios; an Investment Advisory Committee member of the US Investment Grade Corporate Bond, US Long Duration Credit, and US Short-Term Bond Strategies; and a member of the Valuation and Money Market Credit Policy Committees. Alex is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Trust Company.

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Strategy

Investment Objective

The fund seeks a high level of income consistent with minimal fluctuations in principal value and liquidity.

Morningstar Fixed Income Style

Mid / Limited

Data as of 05/31/2021

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Morningstar Rating

Period Rating Funds In Category (Ultrashort Bond)
Overall 203
3 Years 203
5 Years 160
10 Years N/A 79

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.

Yields & Dividends (Investor Class)

30-Day SEC Standardized Yield
with waiver
0.41%

Data as of 05/31/2021

without waiver
0.33%

Data as of 05/31/2021

30-Day Annualized Dividend Yield
with waiver
0.70%

Data as of 06/11/2021

Monthly Dividend
(USD)
$0.002880198

Data as of 05/31/2021

Monthly Dividend
Rate
0.00%

Data as of 06/11/2021

Average Annual Total Returns (Investor Class)

1 YR
5.08%
Benchmark
0.59%
Value
4.49% 2.43%

Data as of 03/31/2021

3 YR
2.83%
Benchmark
1.91%
Value
0.92% 0.93%

Data as of 03/31/2021

5 YR
2.39%
Benchmark
1.52%
Value
0.87% 0.83%

Data as of 03/31/2021

Since Inception
1.63%
Benchmark
1.03%
Value
0.60% 0.60%

Data as of 03/31/2021

Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Short-Term Government/Corporate Index

Fund Inception: 12/03/2012

Expense Ratio

Gross
0.44%
Net
0.35%
Limitation Type
Contractual
expires 09/30/2021

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.

The 30-day dividend yield represents the average daily dividends for the 30-day period, annualized and divided by the net asset values per share at the end of the period; it is available the first quarter after the fund's inception. The SEC standardized yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula and reflects an estimated yield to maturity (assuming all portfolio securities are held to maturity); it is available the first month after the fund's inception.

Current Year Performance (Investor Class)

Daily YTD
0.38%
Benchmark
0.10%
Value
0.28%

Data as of 06/11/2021

Monthly YTD
0.36%
Benchmark
0.11%
Value
0.25%

Data as of 05/31/2021

One Month
0.06%
Benchmark
0.03%
Value
0.03%

Data as of 05/31/2021

Three Months
0.20%
Benchmark
0.05%
Value
0.15%

Data as of 05/31/2021

Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Short-Term Government/Corporate Index

Fund Inception: 12/03/2012

Asset Allocation

Net Assets
(USD)
$5.0b

Data as of 05/31/2021

Largest US Bonds 62.43% $3.1b
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Holdings

Total
Holdings
666

Data as of 03/31/2021

Largest Holding Bpce 0.68% Was (12/31/2020) 0.03%
Other View complete
Top 10 Issuers 14.26% View the latest

Quality

N/A

Maturity

Weighted Average

1.30 Years

Duration

Weighted Average

0.76 Years

Top

BBB
38.78%
Was (04/30/2021) 41.91%

Top

1-3 Years
60.77%
Was (04/30/2021) 60.77%

Top

Under 1 Year
51.65%
Was (04/30/2021) 52.75%

Over

BBB
By 32.58%
Fund 38.78%
Benchmark 6.19%

Over

1-3 Years
By 60.77%
Fund 60.77%
Benchmark 0.00%

Over

1-3 Years
By 46.92%
Fund 46.92%
Benchmark 0.00%

Under

US Treasury
By -73.71%
Fund 3.05%
Benchmark 76.76%

Under

0-1 Years
By -63.09%
Fund 36.91%
Benchmark 100.00%

Under

Under 1 Year
By -48.35%
Fund 51.65%
Benchmark 100.00%

Data as of 05/31/2021

Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Short-Term Government/Corporate Index

Sectors

Total
Sectors
8

Data as of 05/31/2021

Benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Short-Term Government/Corporate Index

Largest Sector Corporate Bonds & Notes 63.34% Was (04/30/2021) 67.56%
Other View complete

Over

Corporate Bonds & Notes
By 44.41%
Fund 63.34%
Benchmark 18.93%

Under

U.S. Treasury Bonds and Notes
By -73.71%
Fund 3.05%
Benchmark 76.76%

Data as of 05/31/2021

Team (As of )

Alex Obaza, CFA®

Alex Obaza, CFA®
Portfolio Manager

Alex Obaza is the portfolio manager of the US Ultra Short-Term Bond Strategy in the Fixed Income Division. He is a vice president and member of the Investment Advisory Committees for the Corporate Income and Short-Term Bond Funds. He is also a vice president of the Fixed Income Series, Institutional Income Funds, and Multi-Sector Account Portfolios; an Investment Advisory Committee member of the US Investment Grade Corporate Bond, US Long Duration Credit, and US Short-Term Bond Strategies; and a member of the Valuation and Money Market Credit Policy Committees. Alex is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Trust Company.

  • Fund manager
    since 2020
  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 15
  • Years investment
    experience 12
Whitney Reid

Whitney Reid
Portfolio Specialist

Whitney Reid is a portfolio specialist in the Fixed Income Division. He supports the Stable Value, Money Market, US Ultra Short-Term Bond, and US Short-Term Bond Strategies and acts as a proxy for fixed income portfolio managers with clients, consultants, and prospects. Whitney is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

  • Years at
    T. Rowe Price 9
  • Years investment
    experience 25

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 77957P303
$2,500 $100 0.00% 0.44% 0.35% Contractual 09/30/2021
I Class
Cusip 77957P501
$1,000,000* N/A 0.00% 0.33% 0.23% Contractual
09/30/2021

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

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