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Key Stats

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Expense Ratio Total Assets Under Management Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio
0.75% 61.48M 0.84% 22.00%
1 Year Fund Level Flows 1 Year Total Returns (Daily) Annualized All Time Total Returns (Daily) Max Drawdown (All)
386894.3 45.89% Upgrade Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in equity securities of companies of any size in order to provide investors access to superior opportunities in companies of all market capitalizations. The essence of the fund's strategy is a combination of patience and stock selection. The fund seeks to hold investments for a relatively long period of time-generally three to five years or more. It is non-diversified.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol ARFFX
Equity Style Mid Cap/Value
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class US Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Mid-Cap Value
Category Index Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD
Prospectus Objective Growth
Fund Owner Firm Name Ariel Investments
Prospectus Benchmark Index
Russell 1000 Value TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^SPXTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Charles Bobrinskoy 16.18 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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6M
YTD
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5Y
10Y
 
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1 Year
% Rank: 32
386894.3
-3.548B Category Low
1.686B Category High
3 Months
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As of August 31, 2021

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of September 23, 2021. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
YTD
10.16%
-15.19%
21.47%
15.20%
-13.02%
25.86%
7.21%
18.01%
13.69%
1.38%
11.96%
21.83%
-4.38%
31.49%
18.40%
19.70%
7.80%
-5.24%
13.10%
15.28%
-13.70%
24.82%
9.18%
21.44%
8.54%
-5.92%
13.01%
15.45%
-13.72%
25.00%
7.70%
21.05%
11.29%
-3.78%
15.87%
16.23%
-13.42%
25.08%
10.37%
28.89%
10.96%
-6.03%
20.35%
16.33%
-14.96%
27.69%
5.23%
20.05%
As of September 23, 2021.

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (9-23-21) 0.84%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield (3-31-16) Upgrade
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 15.42
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
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As of June 30, 2021

Growth Estimates

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As of June 30, 2021

Asset Allocation

As of June 30, 2021.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 1.78% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 98.22% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
Goldman Sachs Group Inc 5.21% 391.33 -0.14%
Oracle Corp 5.15% 89.76 0.38%
The Mosaic Co 5.06% 35.81 2.40%
Nielsen Holdings PLC 4.86% 19.89 -0.15%
BorgWarner Inc 4.71% 44.11 0.80%
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 4.57% 48.43 -0.06%
Laboratory Corp of America Holdings 4.51% 295.77 -0.33%
JM Smucker Co 4.49% 119.57 -0.17%
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp Ordinary Shares - Class A 4.22% 80.22 0.99%
BOK Financial Corp 4.21% 89.70 1.94%

Fees & Availability

Fees
Actual 12B-1 Fee --
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Administration Fee --
Performance Fee --
Switching Fee --
Transaction Fee --
Maximum Front Load --
Maximum Deferred Load --
Maximum Redemption Fee --
General Availability
Available for Insurance Product No
Available for Retirement Plan No
Available for RRSP No
Purchase Details
Open to New Investors Yes
Open to Existing Investors Yes
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Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in equity securities of companies of any size in order to provide investors access to superior opportunities in companies of all market capitalizations. The essence of the fund's strategy is a combination of patience and stock selection. The fund seeks to hold investments for a relatively long period of time-generally three to five years or more. It is non-diversified.
General
Security Type Mutual Fund
Oldest Share Symbol ARFFX
Equity Style Mid Cap/Value
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class US Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Mid-Cap Value
Category Index Russell Mid Cap Value TR USD
Prospectus Objective Growth
Fund Owner Firm Name Ariel Investments
Prospectus Benchmark Index
Russell 1000 Value TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^SPXTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Charles Bobrinskoy 16.18 yrs

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (9-23-21) 0.84%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield (3-31-16) Upgrade
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 15.42
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
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As of June 30, 2021

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As of June 30, 2021

Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 12/30/2011
Last Annual Report Date 9/30/2020
Last Prospectus Date 2/1/2021
Share Classes
ARFFX Inv
Attributes
Enhanced Index Fund No
Index Fund No
Inverse Fund No
Leveraged Fund No
Fund of Funds No
Currency Hedged Fund No
Synthetic Replication Fund No
Has Dividend Investment Plan No
Socially Responsible Fund No