FGINX: First Investors Growth & Income A

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FGINX First Investors Growth & Income A


Profile

FGINX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -15.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -19.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -12.8%
  • Net Assets $1.09 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 34.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.84
$8.83
$20.75

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.15%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA $500

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -15.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -11.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -5.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.89%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Delaware Growth and Income Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    First Investors
  • Inception Date
    Oct 04, 1993
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Kristen Bartholdson

Fund Description

The fund primarily invests in common stocks that offer the potential for capital growth, current income or both. It primarily invests in common stocks of large-size companies. The fund may also invest in mid- and small-size companies.


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Performance

FGINX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FGINX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -15.3% -48.4% 7.8% 51.04%
1 Yr -35.7% -44.3% 21.3% 99.32%
3 Yr -19.4%* -25.0% 12.8% 98.76%
5 Yr -12.8%* -23.0% 10.8% 97.38%
10 Yr -0.6%* -14.4% 17.6% 90.37%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FGINX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 -17.9% -32.1% 48.5% 99.51%
2018 -28.6% -62.4% 16.7% 96.59%
2017 12.2% -16.4% 22.0% 26.88%
2016 4.3% -27.9% 31.0% 90.43%
2015 -8.6% -43.1% 1.3% 44.44%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FGINX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -15.3% -48.4% 7.8% 51.04%
1 Yr -35.7% -44.3% 21.3% 99.32%
3 Yr -11.6%* -24.0% 12.8% 96.19%
5 Yr -5.9%* -15.4% 10.8% 94.41%
10 Yr 4.6%* -5.6% 17.6% 82.35%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FGINX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 -17.9% -32.1% 48.5% 99.51%
2018 -10.3% -37.1% 17.4% 41.37%
2017 18.1% -9.5% 25.7% 22.15%
2016 9.4% -27.9% 32.2% 85.70%
2015 -3.5% -28.9% 3.9% 33.21%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

FGINX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FGINX Category Low Category High FGINX % Rank
Net Assets 1.09 B 938 K 77.4 B 34.84%
Number of Holdings 41 1 1138 84.27%
Net Assets in Top 10 341 M 68.1 K 18.6 B 35.59%
Weighting of Top 10 34.68% 6.1% 186.4% 26.89%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Pfizer Inc 3.59%
  2. Merck & Co Inc 3.53%
  3. Conagra Brands Inc 3.53%
  4. Cardinal Health Inc 3.48%
  5. CVS Health Corp 3.48%
  6. Abbott Laboratories 3.46%
  7. Archer-Daniels Midland Co 3.44%
  8. Verizon Communications Inc 3.41%
  9. Cigna Corp 3.39%
  10. Johnson & Johnson 3.37%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FGINX % Rank
Stocks
99.15% 80.21% 141.55% 32.77%
Other
0.48% -2.50% 30.06% 4.24%
Cash
0.37% -104.41% 15.39% 78.53%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 10.14% 36.35%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% -0.02% 7.45% 32.96%
Bonds
0.00% -0.04% 71.79% 34.65%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FGINX % Rank
Healthcare
24.51% 0.00% 37.21% 3.89%
Consumer Defense
13.60% 0.00% 32.31% 11.67%
Financial Services
13.53% 0.00% 60.26% 87.86%
Technology
13.14% 0.00% 31.17% 25.43%
Communication Services
11.21% 0.00% 20.78% 9.01%
Industrials
8.27% 0.00% 43.05% 76.09%
Energy
3.98% 0.00% 18.54% 76.47%
Utilities
3.27% 0.00% 47.04% 72.20%
Real Estate
3.02% 0.00% 15.11% 52.28%
Consumer Cyclical
2.98% 0.00% 28.45% 89.66%
Basic Materials
2.49% 0.00% 16.83% 61.76%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FGINX % Rank
US
99.15% 80.02% 139.76% 5.27%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 18.58% 93.88%

Expenses

FGINX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FGINX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.15% 0.00% 19.26% 41.00%
Management Fee 0.60% 0.00% 1.50% 47.50%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 32.00%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.50% N/A

Sales Fees

FGINX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 1.00% 5.75% 13.38%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

FGINX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

FGINX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 0.00% 431.00% 23.67%

Distributions

FGINX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FGINX Category Low Category High FGINX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 9.02% 33.71%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FGINX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Quarterly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FGINX Category Low Category High FGINX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.89% -0.36% 4.13% 89.86%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FGINX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

FGINX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Kristen Bartholdson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 04, 2019

0.57

0.6%

Kristen E. Bartholdson is a senior portfolio manager for the firm’s US Large Cap Value Equity team. Prior to joining Macquarie Investment Management (MIM) in 2006 as an associate portfolio manager, she worked at Susquehanna International Group from 2004 to 2006, where she was an equity research salesperson. From 2000 to 2004, she worked in equity research at Credit Suisse, most recently as an associate analyst in investment strategy. Bartholdson earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University.

Nikhil Lalvani


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 04, 2019

0.57

0.6%

Nikhil G. Lalvani, CFA Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Team Leader — Large-Cap Value Equity Nikhil G. Lalvani is a senior portfolio manager for the firm’s Large-Cap Value team and assumed the role of Team Leader in October 2018. At Macquarie Investment Management (MIM) Lalvani has worked as both a fundamental and quantitative analyst. Prior to joining the firm in 1997 as an account analyst, he was a research associate with Bloomberg. Lalvani holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.

Robert Vogel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 04, 2019

0.57

0.6%

Robert A. Vogel Jr. is a senior portfolio manager for the firm's Large-Cap Value team. Prior to joining Delaware Investments in 2004 as vice president and senior portfolio manager, he worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers for more than seven years, where he rose to the position of director and portfolio manager within the U.S. Active Large-Cap Value team. He began his career in 1992 as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch. Vogel graduated from Loyola University Maryland, earning both bachelor's and master's degrees in finance. He also earned an MBA with a concentration in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Vogel is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the CFA Institute, and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 84.51 7.02 1.23