T. Rowe Price Growth Stock Fund (PRGFX)
Ticker Symbol:
PRGFX
Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  December
Morningstar Category  Large Growth
Inception Date 04/11/1950
Tax ID 52-0655816
Investment Objective
The fund seeks long-term capital growth through investments in stocks.
Strategy
To invest at least 80% of net assets in the common stocks of a diversified group of growth companies. The fund generally seeks investments in stocks of large capitalization companies with one or more of the following characteristics: strong cash flow and an above-average rate of earnings growth; the ability to sustain earnings momentum during economic downturns; and occupation of a lucrative niche in the economy and the ability to expand even during times of slow economic growth. To enhance return potential, the fund also has the ability to invest in foreign companies.
Risk Potential**
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All investments are subject to market risk, including possible loss of principal. Because growth stocks have higher valuations and lower dividend yields than slower-growth or cyclical companies, the fundís share price could decline further in market downturns than non-growth-oriented funds. The fundís growth investing style may become out of favor, which may result in periods of underperformance. International investments can be riskier than U.S. investments due to the adverse effects of currency exchange rates, differences in market structure and liquidity, as well as specific country, regional and economic developments.
**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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