T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (PRFDX)
Ticker Symbol:
PRFDX
Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  December
Morningstar Category  Large Value
Inception Date 10/31/1985
Tax ID 52-1424600
Investment Objective
The fund's objective is to seek a high level of dividend income and long-term capital growth primarily through investments in stocks.
Strategy
To normally invest at least 80% of its net assets (including any borrowings for investment purposes) in common stocks, with an emphasis on large-capitalization stocks that have a strong track record of paying dividends or that are believed to be undervalued.
Investor Profile
Individuals seeking a relatively conservative approach to investing in stocks who can accept the risk of loss inherent in common stock investing. Appropriate for both regular and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
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This fund offers a relatively conservative, value-oriented way to pursue substantial dividend income and long-term capital growth potential. It invests in common stocks of established firms that are expected to pay above-average dividends. By investing in stocks that already appear to be out of favor or undervalued, the fund should be less volatile than one investing in growth stocks. If, as the manager expects, the underpriced holdings regain favor in the marketplace, their stock prices may riseóproviding capital appreciation opportunities.

The value approach carries the risk that the market will not recognize a securityís true worth for a long time, or that a stock judged to be undervalued may actually be appropriately priced. As with all equity funds, the fundís share price can fall because of weakness in the broad market, a particular industry, or specific holdings.
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Methodology: If a fund is at least 5 year old, it is generally placed in risk/return categories based on the standard deviation of its performance for the longest period of its calendar year returns; the longest time period used for analysis is 10 years (regardless of the fund's inception). If a fund is less than 5 years old, we generally use the fund's primary benchmark disclosed in its prospectus as a proxy and follow the same process of using 10-year standard deviation of the benchmark, or longest time period available. The firm at its sole discretion may show a fund in a higher risk category based on qualitative or other factors that may differ from this methodology.
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