The fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in mid-cap stocks with potential for above-average earnings growth.
To invest at least 80% of the fund's net assets in a diversified portfolio of common stocks of mid-cap companies whose earnings T. Rowe Price expects to grow at a faster rate than the average company. The fund defines mid-cap companies as those whose market capitalization falls within the range of either the S&P Midcap 400 Index or the Russell Midcap Growth Index.
Individuals seeking greater potential for capital appreciation than is provided by large companies and who are willing to incur the higher risk associated with somewhat aggressive investments in mid-cap stocks. Appropriate for both regular and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
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This fund provides the long-term growth potential of well-managed medium-sized companies with attractive growth prospects. These companies have successfully weathered their start-up years, offer proven products and services, have experienced management teams, and can often finance their own growth.
Earnings of mid-caps tend to fluctuate more than those of larger firms, and small-caps could offer greater return potential. The fund invests in growth stocks, which have higher valuations and lower dividend yields than stocks of slower-growth or cyclical firms.
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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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