T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Growth Fund (RPMGX)
Ticker Symbol:
RPMGX
Fund Status:
Closed to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Closed to new Retail Investors as of May 28, 2010 at 4pm EST
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  December
Morningstar Category  Mid-Cap Growth
Inception Date 06/30/1992
Tax ID 52-1784828
Investment Objective
The fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in mid-cap stocks with potential for above-average earnings growth.
Strategy
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.
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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.
**This chart displays relative risk of each U.S. mutual fund listed using standard deviation of returns. Those values are provided in the bars at the top of the chart.

Methodology: We evaluate the standard deviation and its resulting placement within a specific risk/return category on an annual basis. A fund is generally placed in a risk/return category based on the 10-year standard deviation of its performance. If a fund is less than 10 years old, the actual fund performance history is supplemented with the primary prospectus benchmark history to obtain a full 10-year history, or longest time period available up to 10 years. For an Asset Allocation fund with less than 10 years of performance history, sub-strategy returns are used. When a sub-strategy is less than 10 years old, the actual sub-strategy performance history is supplemented with benchmark history to obtain a full 10-year history, or longest time period available up to 10 years.

Risk return categories overlap; a fund with a standard deviation in the overlap between two categories, denoted by a plus (+), is placed so that its risk categorization is better aligned with anticipated return characteristics an investor may experience going forward at the discretion of T Rowe Price.

When a fund has a cash-like benchmark, denoted by a double plus (++), its standard deviation is estimated using only available fund returns. If the fund is less than 10 years old, benchmark returns are not used to obtain a full 10-year history because they would artificially suppress the volatility estimate.

All investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal. Standard deviation of returns, a measure of price volatility, is one measure of risk. Please consult the funds' prospectuses for a more complete discussion of the funds' risks.
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