Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Mar 31, 2000
CUSIP: 77954Q205
Ticker Symbol: PABGX
Morningstar Category:Large Growth
As of May 31, 2017
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $38,992

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Description

Objective  

The investment seeks long-term capital growth; income is a secondary objective.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund will normally invest at least 80% of its net assets (including any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks of large and medium-sized blue chip growth companies. It focuses on companies with leading market positions, seasoned management, and strong financial fundamentals. The fund may sell securities for a variety of reasons, such as to secure gains, limit losses, or redeploy assets into more promising opportunities.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Jun 30, 2017
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
T Rowe Price® Blue Chip Growtha8.03%19.18%27.51%12.12%16.62%9.17%5.59%
S&P 500 Indexa,b3.09%9.34%17.90%9.61%14.63%7.18%N/A
Morningstar Large Growtha,c5.01%14.14%20.02%8.80%13.87%7.51%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total Expensesa0.98%

 

a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2017 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 companies representing larger capitalization stocks traded in the U.S.

c. The Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal–weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 14, 2016Dec 14, 2016$0.440000000
Dec 14, 2015Dec 14, 2015$2.360000000
Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014$3.260000000
Dec 14, 2012Dec 14, 2012$0.040000000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Jun 30, 2017
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars1277
3-Year 4 Stars1277
5-Year 5 Stars1152
10-Year 4 Stars803

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) 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. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Jun 30, 2017
Equity Stylebox
Large Growth
Allocation of Assets As of Mar 31, 2017
Type of Asset Percent
Equity98%
Fixed Income0%
Cash/Other2%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Mar 31, 2017
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock91.8%
Foreign Stock6.1%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%
Preferred0.0%
Convertible0.0%
Cash2.2%
Other0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
Equity Sector As of Mar 31, 2017
SectorPercent
Consumer Cyclical25.6%
Technology25.3%
Healthcare17.1%
Financial Services15.3%
Industrials8.7%
Communication Services2.5%
Consumer Defensive2.4%
Utilities0.4%
Real Estate0.3%
Basic Materials0.2%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Top Ten Holdings As of Mar 31, 2017
Holding NamePercent
Amazon.com Inc8.4%
Facebook Inc A5.2%
The Priceline Group Inc4.6%
Alphabet Inc C4.2%
Microsoft Corp3.5%
Visa Inc Class A3.1%
Mastercard Inc A2.6%
Alphabet Inc A2.3%
Danaher Corp2.3%
UnitedHealth Group Inc2.2%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Jun 30, 2017
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta1.041.06
Alpha2.081.10
Standard Deviation12.2911.79
 
 

Trading Restrictions

Purchase, Sale, and Transfer Restrictions

 

Fund-to-Fund Transfers involving the T.Rowe Price Funds will be limited to reduce excessive trading and its adverse effects on the funds. If you transfer assets out of a T.Rowe Price Fund to another investment option, you must wait at least 31 days before transferring assets back into the same fund.

 

Footnotes

1.

T. Rowe Price® is a registered trademark of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. - all rights reserved.

2.

Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing investorservices@icmarc.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.

The source for this information is Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2017 Morningstar, Inc.® All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Morningstar, Inc. is a global investment research firm that is not affiliated with ICMA-RC. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.

Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.