American Mutual Fund®

American Funds®

Share Class A

Growth-and-Income 
 fund Growth-and-Income
 
Overview

American Mutual Fund may be appropriate for:

  • Income-oriented investors seeking a conservative entry into the stock market
  • Growth-oriented investors who want a fund that has shown resistance to market declines
  • Investors looking for a core holding for their retirement programs

Objective

The fund strives for the balanced accomplishment of three objectives: current income, growth of capital and conservation of principal.

Manager

The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company, one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most respected investment management firms. Since 1931, Capital Research has invested with a long-term focus based on thorough research and attention to risk.

Fund information
  • Began operations: 2/21/50
  • Expense ratio:* 0.57%
  • Investment expenses paid annually:† $5.70 for a $1,000 balance
  • Ticker symbol: AMRMX
Top 10 holdings
  1. Verizon Communications 3.6%
  2. Microsoft 2.8%
  3. AbbVie 2.4%
  4. Amgen 1.9%
  5. Intel 1.7%
  1. Abbott Laboratories 1.7%
  2. Coca-Cola 1.6%
  3. American Electric Power 1.5%
  4. Procter & Gamble 1.5%
  5. Linde 1.4%
Where the fund was invested
fund holdings
 
Past results

Figures shown are past results and are not predictive of results in future periods. Current and future results may be lower or higher than those shown here. For more current information and month-end results, click here. Share price and return will vary, so you may lose money. Investing for short periods makes losses more likely. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. 

HistReturn
Average annual total returns through 12/31/18
  Latest10 years Latest5 years Latest3 years Latestyear
At net asset value 11.80% 7.56% 9.59% -2.04%
At maximum offering price
(Class A shares, with 5.75% maximum sales charge)
11.14% 6.30% 7.44% -7.68%
 

 

Investment results reflect the deduction of applicable fees and expenses and the reinvestment of all distributions. When applicable, investment results reflect fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements, without which results would have been lower. Read details about how waivers and/or reimbursements affect the results for each fund.