American Funds American Balanced A
(ABALX)
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25.25
+0.19
+0.76%
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Previous Close

25.06

Net Assets

45.36B

Yield

1.49%

Front load

5.75

Expenses

0.61%

Category

Moderate Allocation

Morningstar Risk

Average

Morningstar Rating ★★★★
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Performance
Returns %
Key statistics
  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Top Holdings
  • Top Rated Funds
  • Fund vs. Category
Quarterly Returns
  • Annual

  • ABALX

  • Category

    • 2013

    • 21.73%

    • -

    • 2012

    • 14.19%

    • -

    • 2011

    • 3.82%

    • -

    • 2010

    • 13.02%

    • -

    • 2013

    • 2012

    • 2011

      • Q1

      • 6.84%

      • 8.71%

      • 4.58%

      • Q2

      • 2.19%

      • -0.98%

      • 0.60%

      • Q3

      • 3.83%

      • 4.72%

      • -8.53%

      • Q4

      • 7.39%

      • 1.31%

      • 7.89%

      Composition
      Sector Weightings
      Equity Investment Style
      Bond Investment Style
      The two dimensions of the Fund Style box measure the average size of companies that have been in the FUND, from the top to bottom, and the average valuation characteristics of the FUND's past stock holdings, from left to right.
      • Name

      • % Portfolio Weight

      • Shares Held

      • Change

        • Microsoft Corp

        • 3.80

        • 60,905,000

        • 22,000

        • Boeing Co

        • 2.18

        • 12,695,000

        • -400,000

        • Wells Fargo & Co

        • 2.16

        • 30,992,000

        • -9,835,000

        • Home Depot Inc

        • 2.16

        • 17,499,349

        • -4,090,000

        • Comcast Corp Class A

        • 2.16

        • 29,847,000

        • 5,537,000

        • Merck & Co Inc

        • 2.02

        • 25,315,000

        • -415,000

        • Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class A

        • 1.83

        • 6,580

        • 0

        • Amazon.com Inc

        • 1.77

        • 4,076,000

        • -1,712,000

        • Lockheed Martin Corp

        • 1.72

        • 6,997,037

        • 0

        • JPMorgan Chase & Co

        • 1.62

        • 19,956,000

        • 1,000,000

        • Name

        • Rating

        • YTD Return %

          • Columbia Balanced Z

          • ★★★★★
          • 5.69

          • Fidelity® Puritan® K

          • ★★★★★
          • 6.32

          • Fidelity® Balanced K

          • ★★★★★
          • 6.21

          • American Funds American Balanced F2

          • ★★★★★
          • 4.65

          • American Beacon Balanced AMR

          • ★★★★★
          • 5.71

          • VY T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation A

          • ★★★★★
          • 6.68

          • Villere Balanced Inv

          • ★★★★★
          • -1.10

          • Hennessy Equity and Income Investor

          • ★★★★★
          • 5.17

          • MainStay Income Builder I

          • ★★★★★
          • 5.41

          • T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Adv

          • ★★★★★
          • 6.71

          • Name

          • ABALX

          • Category

            • Expense Ratio

            • 0.61%

            • 0.97%

            • Net Assets

            • 45.36B

            • 706.68M

            • Dividend Yield

            • 2.40%

            • 2.36

            • Price/Book

            • 2.08

            • 2.10

            • Price/Sales

            • 1.77

            • 1.54

            • Price/Cash Flow

            • 7.00

            • 6.05

            Profile

            Name of Issuer

            American Funds

            Fund Style

            Open

            Fund Manager

            Jeffrey Lager

            Investment Style

            Large Blend

            The investment seeks conservation of capital, current income and long-term growth of capital and income. The fund uses a balanced approach to invest in a broad range of securities, including common stocks and investment-grade bonds. It also invests in securities issued and guaranteed by the U.S. government and by federal agencies and instrumentalities. In addition, the fund may invest a portion of its assets in common stocks, most of which have a history of paying dividends, bonds and other securities of issuers domiciled outside the United States.

            Purchase Information

            Initial Purchase 250
            Initial Purchase: IRA 250
            Initial Purchase: AIP 250
            Front load 5.75
            Back Load 5.75

            Inception

            7/25/1975