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American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3 (AFMFX)

Mutual Fund · Currency in USD · Last updated Jan 28, 2023

The American Mutual Fund (AFMFX) is an actively managed mutual fund managed by American Funds. It follows a conservative growth and income investment strategy aiming to provide investors with some level of capital appreciation while also generating income through dividends.

AFMFX typically invests in well-established companies with solid balance sheets and a history of consistently paying dividends to achieve its goals. These companies may be less volatile and more resilient to market downturns, which can help provide some downside protection for the fund. The fund may also invest in a variety of sectors and industries, with the goal of diversifying its portfolio and mitigating risk.

Fund Info

ISINUS0276817741
CUSIP027681774
IssuerAmerican Funds
Inception DateFeb 21, 1950
CategoryLarge Cap Value Equities
Expense Ratio0.27%
Minimum Investment$250
ETF Home Pagewww.capitalgroup.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Value

Trading Data

Previous Close$49.27
Year Range$43.50 - $51.28
EMA (50)$48.63
EMA (200)$48.31

AFMFXShare Price Chart


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AFMFXPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3 in Jan 2017 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $17,824 for a total return of roughly 78.24%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-10.00%-5.00%0.00%5.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
2.61%
-1.17%
AFMFX (American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFMFXCompare to other instruments

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AFMFXReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
YTD1.80%6.02%
1M1.59%6.30%
6M2.71%-0.05%
1Y1.62%-6.42%
5Y7.72%7.22%
10Y10.13%10.04%

AFMFXMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-1.88%-1.36%3.43%-4.54%1.98%-5.84%3.94%-2.59%-7.31%8.63%5.80%-3.20%
2021-0.76%2.17%6.44%3.43%1.88%-0.15%1.38%1.75%-3.32%6.13%-1.89%6.37%
2020-1.10%-7.69%-10.39%9.14%3.27%0.31%3.63%3.72%-2.45%-3.07%9.57%2.00%
20194.80%2.77%1.24%2.16%-3.97%5.17%0.60%-0.02%2.00%0.52%2.71%2.47%
20184.24%-3.83%-2.32%0.65%1.35%0.76%3.42%1.69%0.78%-4.39%3.47%-6.97%
2017-0.51%3.37%-0.24%0.31%1.25%0.61%1.80%0.20%2.92%0.81%3.17%1.09%

AFMFXSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3 Sharpe ratio is 0.09. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-0.80-0.60-0.40-0.200.000.200.40SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
0.09
-0.27
AFMFX (American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFMFXDividend History

American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3 granted a 5.11% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.52 per share.


PeriodTTM202220212020201920182017
Dividend$2.52$2.52$2.64$0.99$2.20$2.59$2.60

Dividend yield

5.11%5.20%5.22%2.46%5.73%8.25%8.12%

AFMFXMonthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022$0.00$0.00$0.24$0.00$0.00$0.24$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$1.78
2021$0.00$0.00$0.24$0.00$0.00$0.24$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$1.91
2020$0.00$0.00$0.24$0.00$0.00$0.24$0.00$0.00$0.24$0.00$0.00$0.28
2019$0.00$0.00$0.23$0.00$0.00$0.23$0.00$0.00$0.24$0.00$0.00$1.50
2018$0.00$0.00$0.22$0.00$0.00$0.22$0.00$0.00$0.22$0.00$0.00$1.93
2017$0.22$0.00$0.00$0.22$0.00$0.00$0.22$0.00$0.00$1.94

AFMFXDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-3.91%
-15.14%
AFMFX (American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AFMFXWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3 is 29.79%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 163 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-29.79%Feb 13, 202027Mar 23, 2020163Nov 11, 2020190
-15.16%Mar 30, 2022128Sep 30, 2022
-13.17%Sep 24, 201864Dec 24, 201866Apr 1, 2019130
-9.73%Jan 29, 201839Mar 23, 2018110Aug 29, 2018149
-6.11%Jan 5, 202234Feb 23, 202222Mar 25, 202256
-4.12%Jul 30, 20195Aug 5, 201922Sep 5, 201927
-3.97%May 1, 201922May 31, 201912Jun 18, 201934
-3.83%Sep 3, 202119Sep 30, 202111Oct 15, 202130
-3.72%Nov 26, 20214Dec 1, 20214Dec 7, 20218
-3.28%Jan 21, 20217Jan 29, 20216Feb 8, 202113

AFMFXVolatility Chart

Current American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3 volatility is 12.82%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
12.82%
16.76%
AFMFX (American Funds American Mutual Fund Class F-3)
Benchmark (^GSPC)