The Investment Company of America®

American Funds®

Share Class R-4

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

The Investment Company of America may be appropriate for:

  • Conservative investors who seek protection from the effects of inflation
  • Moderate investors whose objectives include both long-term growth and income
  • Aggressive, growth-oriented investors who want a more conservative stock market investment base on which to balance their portfolios

Objective

The fund's investment objectives are to achieve long-term growth of capital and income.

Manager

The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company, one of the nation’s oldest, largest 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: 1/01/34
  • Expense ratio:* 0.62%
  • Investment expenses paid annually:† $6.20 for a $1,000 balance
  • Ticker symbol: RICEX
Top 10 holdings
  1. Microsoft 7.7%
  2. Facebook 5.0%
  3. Alphabet 4.3%
  4. Broadcom 3.7%
  5. Comcast 3.6%
  1. Amazon 3.4%
  2. Netflix 3.3%
  3. Abbott Laboratories 2.5%
  4. Home Depot 2.3%
  5. Philip Morris International 2.3%
Where the fund was invested
fund holdings

*Cash and equivalents includes short-term securities, accrued income and other assets less liabilities. It may also include investments in money market or similar funds managed by the investment adviser or its affiliates that are not offered to the public.

 
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.  

HistReturn
Average annual total returns through 9/30/21
Class R-4 Shares
  Latest10 years Latest5 years Latest3 years Latestyear
At net asset value 14.58% 13.48% 12.63% 27.60%
 

 

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. See results without waivers and/or reimbursementsRead details about how waivers and/or reimbursements affect the results for each fund.