Washington Mutual Investors Fund℠

American Funds®

Share Class C

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

Washington Mutual Investors Fund may be appropriate for:

  • Investors seeking a well-diversified, high-quality portfolio of common stocks
  • Income-oriented investors who want a blue chip growth fund to balance their overall investment programs
  • Investors seeking an investment that does not emphasize alcohol or tobacco companies

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.

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: 7/31/52
  • Expense ratio:* 1.34%
  • Investment expenses paid annually:† $13.40 for a $1,000 balance
  • Ticker symbol: WSHCX
Top 10 holdings
  1. Microsoft 5.6%
  2. Broadcom 5.2%
  3. Comcast 4.5%
  4. UnitedHealth Group 3.3%
  5. BlackRock 2.4%
  1. Marsh & McLennan 2.1%
  2. CME Group 1.9%
  3. JPMorgan Chase 1.9%
  4. Home Depot 1.9%
  5. CVS 1.8%
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.  Unless otherwise indicated, all results are calculated at net asset value. Returns at net asset value would have been lower if the contingent deferred sales charge had been deducted. Returns with CDSC reflect deduction of a contingent deferred sales charge (1%) on shares sold within the first year of purchase.

HistReturn
Average annual total returns through 6/30/21
Class C Shares
  Latest10 years Latest5 years Latest3 years Latestyear
At net asset value 12.20% 13.53% 13.53% 34.98%
With CDSC 12.20% 13.53% 13.53% 33.98%
 

 

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.

Class C shares were first offered on March 15, 2001 (on February 21, 2014, in funds in the American Funds Target Date Retirement Series). Class C share results prior to the date of first sale are hypothetical based on Class A share results without a sales charge, adjusted for estimated additional annual expenses. Class C shares convert to Class A shares after 8 years. Prior to 6/30/2020, Class C shares converted to Class F-1 shares after 10 years. View dates of first sale and specific expense adjustment information for Class C shares. Please see the fund prospectus for more information about specific expenses.

In applying any particular asset allocation model to your own individual situation, you should consider your other assets, income and investments. For example, in addition to your retirement plan investments, you should consider any investments (including those in an Individual Retirement Account) and savings accounts.

A 1% contingent deferred sales charge may apply to Class C shares sold within one year of purchase.

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Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from your plan’s financial professional or downloaded and should be read carefully before investing. You can find a link to the prospectus at the top of the page.

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