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CAAIX:NASDAQ

Ariel Appreciation Fund Institutional Class – CAAIX Fund Overview

Last PriceToday's Change52-Week RangeTrading Volume
53.740.31 (+0.58%)51.75 - 59.400.0

Market data as of 6:05PM 11/21/14. Quotes are delayed by at least 15 min.

Overview - CAAIX

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in equity securities of U.S. companies and the fund generally will have a weighted average market capitalization between $2 billion and $15 billion. It seeks to invest in quality companies in industries in which the Adviser has expertise including the financial services and consumer discretionary sectors. The fund only buys when Ariel believes that these businesses are selling at excellent values. It does not invest in corporations whose primary source of revenue is derived from the production or sale of tobacco products or the manufacture of handguns.

Growth of $10,000 (10 Years)

Total Return24.00%
Yield (Trailing 12 Mo.)0.95%
Expense Ratio0.80%
Front LoadNone
Deferred LoadNone
Minimum Investment$1,000,000
Management Tenure12 Years
Fund Inception12/30/2011

Trailing Total Returns - CAAIX

as of 10/31/2014
TimeframeCAAIXS&P 500Mid-Cap Blend
1 Month3.89%2.44%2.41%
3 Month2.99%5.05%2.65%
Year-to-Date4.90%10.99%5.47%
1 Year12.09%17.27%11.11%
3 Year21.69%19.77%17.77%
5 Year18.53%16.69%16.48%
10 Year9.23%8.20%8.71%
Since Inception24.00%10.67%--

Sector Allocation - CAAIX

as of 10/31/2014
Basic Materials
 
0.00%
Consumer Cyclical
 
23.79%
Financial Services
 
32.54%
Real Estate
 
4.30%
Consumer Defensive
 
5.40%
Healthcare
 
14.55%
Utilities
 
0.00%
Communication Services
 
0.00%
Energy
 
1.06%
Industrials
 
18.36%
Technology
 
0.00%

Asset Allocation - CAAIX

as of 10/31/2014
By PercentShort0%LongNet
Stock--
 
 
94.9794.97
Bond--
 
 
0.000.00
Other--
 
 
0.070.07
Foreign Stock--
 
 
0.000.00
Foreign Bond--
 
 
0.000.00
Total--95.0495.04
Cash--
 
 
4.964.96
Total Net Assets$2.01B
Total Stock Holdings39
Total Bond Holdings0

Top Ten Holdings - CAAIX

as of 10/31/2014
CompanyYTD Return% of Assets
FAF9.54%4.55%
BRS-0.63%4.41%
WU1.30%4.29%
SWK17.90%4.16%
NTRS7.87%3.60%
LAZ10.70%3.60%
BEN-3.03%3.51%
ZMH19.19%3.44%
SJM2.17%3.38%
IPG10.37%3.35%

Valuation & Growth - CAAIX

as of 10/31/2014
ValuationCAAIXCategory Range
Price/Earnings17.69
Price/Book2.42
Price/Sales1.69
Price/Cash Flow12.32
Dividend Yield2.05
LT Earnings10.12
Historical Earnings8.22
Sales Growth7.08
Cash-Flow Growth3.45
Book-Value Growth6.68
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Morningstar Summary - CAAIX, 3 Year

Management Style
Large Cap
Medium Cap
Small Cap
Ratingvs Category
Overall
RiskHigh
ReturnHigh
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Tax Analysis - CAAIX, 3 Year Avg

Pretax Return21.69%
Tax-adjusted Return--
Tax Cost Ratio--
Potential Cap Gains35.97%

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