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Investment Fund

Share Class
Purchase Information: Class F-1 shares are primarily available through certain financial services platforms that support self-directed investors. See the prospectus for details.

Summary

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A disciplined approach to growth-and-income investing. Uses strict eligibility criteria to screen for companies across a broad array of industries with strong balance sheets and consistent dividends and seeks to be fully invested.
Price at NAV $60.68 as of 3/01/2024 (updated daily)
Fund Assets (millions) $168,987.4
Portfolio Managers
9
Expense Ratio
(Gross/Net %)
0.64 / 0.64%

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Returns at NAV

Returns with Sales Charge

Asset Mix

U.S. Equities91.2%
Non-U.S. Equities5.7%
U.S. Bonds0.0%
Non-U.S. Bonds0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
3.1%
As of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Growth of 10K

High & Low Prices

Market Capitalization

82.5%
Large
17.4%
Medium
0.2%
Small
$171,890.30 Million
Weighted Average


As of 12/31/2023 (updated quarterly). Morningstar data as of 12/31/2023 (updated quarterly).

Morningstar Ownership ZoneTM

Large Blend
Weighted average of holdings
75% of fund's stock holdings
Morningstar data as of 12/31/23 (updated quarterly)

Description

Fund Objective
The fund's investment objective is to produce income and to provide an opportunity for growth of principal consistent with sound common stock investing.
Distinguishing Characteristics
A disciplined approach to investing that uses strict eligibility criteria to screen for companies with strong balance sheets, consistent dividends, and the ability to pay a dividend. The fund seeks to be fully invested.
Types of Investments
Primarily invests in common stocks and securities convertible into common stocks.
Holdings Outside the U.S.
May invest up to 10% of its assets in companies domiciled outside the United States.

Fund Facts

Fund Inception 7/31/1952
Fund Assets (millions)
As of 1/31/2024
$168,987.4
Companies/Issuers
Holdings are as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly).
185+
Shareholder Accounts
Shareholder accounts are as of 1/31/2024
66,776
Regular Dividends Paid
Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec
Minimum Initial Investment $250
Capital Gains Paid
Jun, Dec
Portfolio Turnover (2023) 30%
Fiscal Year-End Apr
Prospectus Date 07/01/2023
CUSIP 939330 40 3
Fund Number 401

Returns

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Month-End Returns as of 1/31/24

Quarter-End Returns as of 12/31/23

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Volatility & Return

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Equities

For Class F-1 Shares, this chart tracks the 10-year standard deviation
and 10-year annualized return of the equity funds
WSHFX
S&P 500 Index
Other AF Funds
Standard Deviation as of 01/31/2024 (updated monthly) . Annualized return as of 01/31/2024 (updated monthly) .
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Yield

12-month
Distribution Rates
30-day SEC Yield
Fund at NAV 1.55% 1.52%
Fund at MOP N/A N/A
As of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Valuation

Price/ Price/ Price/
Book Cash Flow Earnings
Fund 3.46 13.07 17.61
S&P 500 Index
3.80 13.90 19.90
Fund as of 12/31/23. Index as of 12/31/23.

Portfolio Management

Years of Experience with Fund
Years of Experience with Capital Group
Years of Experience with Investment Industry
Alan N. Berro 25 32 37
Mark L. Casey 7 23
Irfan M. Furniturewala 8 22 23
Emme Kozloff 7 17 25
Jeffrey T. Lager 19 27 28
Jin Lee 9 26 27
Eric H. Stern 9 32 34
Diana Wagner 9 23 27
Alan J. Wilson 10 32 38
A boldface number indicates that years of experience with Capital Group is equal to years of experience with investment industry.

Ratings & Risk

Morningstar Rating TM


Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Funds rated(1302)
3-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(1302 funds rated)
5-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(1188 funds rated)
10-yr. Morningstar RatingTM
(896 funds rated)
Overall Morningstar Risk Low
HIGH
LOW
Category Large Blend
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly).

Risk Measures

Fund
Standard Deviation
13.65
Sharpe Ratio
0.74
For the 10 Years ending 1/31/24 (updated monthly).
American Funds/
Morningstar Benchmark
S&P 500 TR USD
R-squared 94
Beta 0.88
Capture Ratio (Downside/Upside) 88/88
American Funds and Morningstar Benchmark for the 10 Years ending 1/31/24 (updated monthly).
Active Share
56.6%
As of 12/31/23 (updated quarterly)

Holdings

Equities Breakdown

Equity Fund Holdings
Information technology 22.5%
Health care 16.7%
Financials 15.7%
Industrials 10.7%
Consumer staples 7.2%
Consumer discretionary 6.5%
Communication services 5.4%
Energy 5.0%
Utilities 3.1%
Materials 2.7%
Real estate 1.4%

% of net assets as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Top Equities

Broadcom
7.2%
Microsoft
6.9%
UnitedHealth Group
3.2%
Eli Lilly
2.6%
Comcast
2.5%
Marsh & McLennan
2.4%
Home Depot
1.9%
Alphabet
1.8%
Philip Morris International
1.7%
JPMorgan Chase
1.6%

% of net assets as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

The New Geography of Investing ®

Regions Fund
S&P 500 Index
United States 94.1% 100.0%
Canada 1.3% 0.0%
Europe 4.6% 0.0%

% of net assets as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Fund Breakdown by Domicile

Regions Fund
S&P 500 Index
United States 91.3% 100.0%
Canada 1.3% 0.0%
Europe 4.5% 0.0%
Cash & Equivalents
3.0% 0.0%

% of net assets as of 1/31/2024 (updated monthly)

Prices & Distributions

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Historical Prices Month-End

Historical Prices Year-End

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Historical Distributions as of 01/25/24

2023
Record
Date
Calculated
Date
Pay Date
Income Dividend Regular
Income Dividend Special
Cap. Gains Long-Term
Cap. Gains Short-Term
Reinvest NAV
03/15/23 03/15/23 03/16/23 $0.1996 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $49.94
06/14/23 06/14/23 06/15/23 $0.1957 $0.00 $1.3445 $0.00 $53.23
09/13/23 09/13/23 09/14/23 $0.1972 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $54.16
12/15/23 12/15/23 12/18/23 $0.1969 $0.138 $1.207 $0.00 $56.34
2023 Year-to-Date: Dividends Subtotal: $0.9274 Cap Gains Subtotal: $2.5515
Total Distributions: $3.4789

Fees & Expenses

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Fees

Annual Management Fees 0.23%
Other Expenses 0.16%
Service 12b-1 0.25%
As of each fund's most recent prospectus.
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Expense Ratio

WSHFX 0.64%
Lipper Growth & Income Funds Average
0.96%
Fund as of most recent prospectus. Lipper Category as of 12/31/23 (updated quarterly).

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