Image alt tag

Error!

There was a problem contacting the server. Please try after sometime.

Sorry, we are unable to process your request.

Error!

We're sorry, but the Insights and Intelligence Tool is temporarily unavailable

If this problem persists, or if you need immediate assistance, please contact Customer Service at 1-888-522-2388.

Error!

We're sorry, but the Literature Center checkout function is temporarily unavailable.

If this problem persists, or if you need immediate assistance, please contact Customer Service at 1-888-522-2388.

Tracked Funds

You have 0 funds on your mutual fund watch list.

Begin by selecting funds to create a personalized watch list.

(as of 12/05/2015)

Pending Orders

You have 0 items in your cart.

Subscribe and order forms, fact sheets, presentations, and other documents that can help advisers grow their business.

Reset Your Password

Financial Professionals*

Your password must be a minimum of characters.

Confirmation Message

Your LordAbbett.com password was successully updated. This page will be refreshed after 3 seconds.

OK

 

Growth Opportunities Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Growth Opportunities Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in stocks of mid-sized U.S. companies.

Fund Basicsas of 06/28/2019

Total Net Assets
$879.52 M
Inception Date
08/01/1995
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Number of Holdings
101
Minimum Initial Investment
$1,000+

Expense Ratioas of 06/30/2019

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/01/1995
w/o sales charge 27.49% 18.16% 15.09% 9.88% 13.84% 10.17%
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 26.57% 11.81% 16.62% 10.37% 14.73% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 26.08% 13.94% 16.49% 11.10% 16.02% 9.68%
w/ sales charge 20.17% 11.35% 12.84% 8.59% 13.17% 9.90%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/01/1995
w/o sales charge 27.49% 18.16% 15.09% 9.88% 13.84% 10.17%
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 26.57% 11.81% 16.62% 10.37% 14.73% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 26.08% 13.94% 16.49% 11.10% 16.02% 9.68%
w/ sales charge 20.17% 11.35% 12.84% 8.59% 13.17% 9.90%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

RELATED CONTENT

TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 06/28/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
Harris Corp. 2.1%
Global Payments, Inc. 2.1%
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 2.0%
TransDigm Group, Inc. 1.9%
Dollar General Corp. 1.9%
SBA Communications Corp. 1.8%
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. 1.7%
FleetCor Technologies, Inc. 1.6%
Burlington Stores, Inc. 1.6%
Splunk, Inc. 1.6%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Jeffrey Rabinowitz, CFA
Jeffrey Rabinowitz, CFA

Portfolio Manager

20 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 38 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

Your Representative

To contact your representative, enter your zip code and select your channel below.

Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/01/1995
w/o sales charge 27.49% 18.16% 15.09% 9.88% 13.84% 10.17%
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 26.57% 11.81% 16.62% 10.37% 14.73% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 26.08% 13.94% 16.49% 11.10% 16.02% 9.68%
w/ sales charge 20.17% 11.35% 12.84% 8.59% 13.17% 9.90%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/01/1995
w/o sales charge 27.49% 18.16% 15.09% 9.88% 13.84% 10.17%
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 26.57% 11.81% 16.62% 10.37% 14.73% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 26.08% 13.94% 16.49% 11.10% 16.02% 9.68%
w/ sales charge 20.17% 11.35% 12.84% 8.59% 13.17% 9.90%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.18%

Year Fund Returns Russell Midcap® Growth Index
2018 -3.36% -4.75%
2017 22.84% 25.27%
2016 1.04% 7.33%
2015 2.68% -0.20%
2014 6.32% 11.90%
2013 37.08% 35.74%
2012 13.81% 15.81%
2011 -10.04% -1.65%
2010 23.26% 26.38%
2009 45.37% 46.29%
2008 -38.28% -
2007 21.05% -
2006 7.28% -
2005 4.17% -
2004 11.52% -
2003 33.85% -
2002 -25.25% -
2001 -12.53% -
2000 -3.83% -
1999 58.03% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 19.84% 6.39% - - 30.30%
2018 1.77% 2.46% 7.63% -13.89% -3.36%
2017 6.91% 5.17% 4.23% 4.82% 22.84%
2016 -2.11% 2.49% 2.59% -1.83% 1.04%
2015 7.61% 0.91% -7.81% 2.58% 2.68%
2014 1.21% 2.96% -2.83% 5.00% 6.32%
2013 11.24% 2.68% 11.01% 8.11% 37.08%
2012 16.82% -6.25% 4.16% -0.24% 13.81%
2011 7.73% -0.04% -24.99% 11.36% -10.04%
2010 6.64% -13.79% 15.28% 16.29% 23.26%
2009 -2.38% 17.60% 17.52% 7.75% 45.37%
2008 -12.72% 4.39% -12.27% -22.78% -38.28%
2007 4.03% 6.75% 6.77% 2.09% 21.05%
2006 8.76% -5.91% -1.43% 6.35% 7.28%
2005 -2.90% 1.62% 3.59% 1.92% 4.17%
2004 3.07% -0.90% -4.51% 14.34% 11.52%
2003 -0.07% 16.97% 2.07% 12.18% 33.85%
2002 -2.41% -11.08% -16.00% 2.56% -25.25%
2001 -16.71% 14.12% -20.71% 16.05% -12.53%
2000 9.42% -8.90% 1.67% -5.10% -3.83%
1999 -3.83% 12.76% -0.33% 46.21% 58.03%
1998 8.98% 1.09% -20.70% 29.75% 13.36%
1997 0.79% 14.48% 12.78% 0.59% 30.90%
1996 3.24% 2.31% 4.24% 12.30% 23.65%
1995 - - - 5.35% 6.30%

Growth of $10,000 as of 05/31/2019

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 06/30/2019

  • We believe in focusing on mid-cap companies that exhibit the characteristics of a durable franchise, providing a compelling combination of strong growth prospects and seasoned management teams that are mispriced by the market.
  • The portfolio remains underweight the traditional media industry due to a lack of attractive investment opportunities and mounting secular pressures.
  • Within the retail industry, we have identified select retailers we believe have enduring franchises and compelling value propositions that have been less impacted by the growth of e-commerce.
  • The portfolio is overweight payment and processing companies. We believe that strong and durable franchises with sustainable long-term growth prospects within this industry will continue to experience robust growth, driven by secular tailwinds and an acceleration in e-commerce.
  • We have a reasonably balanced view of the U.S. equity market and its economic outlook. As such, we believe valuations are more attractive, yet we remain cautious as there are some weak areas within the global economy. We continue to focus on companies with strong franchises, favorable long-term growth prospects, and reasonable valuations.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 06/28/2019

Total Net Assets
$879.52 M
Number of Holdings
101
Weighted Average Market Cap.
19.9 B
P/B Ratio
5.6x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 11/30/2018
55.2%
P/E Ratio
29.7x

Contributors & Detractors as of  06/28/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
Goosehead Ins Inc 0.5%
Total System Services, Inc. 0.4%
Global Payments, Inc. 0.3%
ServiceNow, Inc. 0.3%
Allegion plc 0.3%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Myovant Sciences Ltd -0.4%
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. -0.3%
DXC Technology Co. -0.1%
NetApp, Inc. -0.1%
Cimarex Energy Co. -0.1%

Attribution Analysis 

Growth Opportunities Fund Benchmark Variance
Sector Avg. Weight Base Return Avg. Weight Base Return Stock Selection Group Weight Total

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividend Payments

For
YTD Dividends Paidas of 07/18/2019
$0
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date Dividend Reinvest Price
12/09/1999 12/10/1999 12/17/1999 $0.01270 $19.69

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
12/17/2019 12/18/2019 12/18/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 $0.9032 $0.2351 $1.1383 $18.60

Upcoming Capital Gain Distribution

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date
12/17/2019 12/18/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

Sales Charge Schedule as of 07/18/2019

  Sales Charge Dealer's Concession Prices at Breakpoint
Less than $50,000 5.75% 5.00% $25.64
$50,000 to $99,999 4.75% 4.00% $25.38
$100,000 to $249,999 3.95% 3.25% $25.16
$250,000 to $499,999 2.75% 2.25% $24.85
$500,000 to $999,999 1.95% 1.75% $24.65
$1,000,000 to $5,000,000 0.00% 1.00% $24.17

EXPENSE RATIOas of 06/30/2019

Fund Documents

Fund Documents

Download fund documents & literature, create email subscriptions, and place direct mail order

0Documents selected
Order
Summary Prospectus
Publish Date:11/03/2015
n/a
Statutory Prospectus
Publish Date:11/03/2015
n/a
Prospectus (XBRL)
Publish Date:11/03/2015
SAI
Publish Date:11/03/2015
Annual Report
Publish Date:11/03/2015
Semi-Annual Report
Publish Date:11/03/2015
Fact Sheet
Publish Date:11/03/2015
Commentary
Publish Date:11/03/2015

To order literature visit full website

You may add to your cart by selecting quantities in each row below.

No rows selected. Please Go back and select at least one fund document

 
Quantity
Quantity
Remove
Remove

Class A  Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 5.75% for equity funds, 2.25% for all tax-free income funds, fixed income funds and multi-asset class funds. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service fees (and, in certain cases, distribution fees).

Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1% if the shares are redeemed before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.

The Russell Midcap® Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell Midcap companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The stocks are also members of the Russell 1000 Growth index.

Select funds to run a Morningstar Hypothetical Report.

    Please confirm your literature shipping address

    Please review the address information below and make any necessary changes.

    All literature orders will be shipped to the address that you enter below. This information can be edited at any time.

    Current Literature Shipping Address

    * Required field