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.
* Funds are placed in general risk/return categories based on their 10-year standard deviation
(as of December 2015) or, for newer funds, the standard deviation of the types of securities
in which they invest. There is no assurance past trends will continue.
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