Small Growth

Small-growth portfolios focus on faster-growing companies whose shares are at the lower end of the market-capitalization range. These portfolios tend to favor companies in up-and-coming industries or young firms in their early growth stages. Because these businesses are fast-growing and often richly valued, their stocks tend to be volatile. Stocks in the bottom 10% of the capitalization of the U.S. equity market are defined as small-cap. Growth is defined based on fast growth (high growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow) and high valuations (high price ratios and low dividend yields). Morningstar®

#1 PNC Multi Factor Small Cap Core (PLOAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 29.30% Expenses: 1.23%
Performance (1-mo.): 1.36% Total Assets: $37.91M
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#2 Loomis Sayles Small Cap Growth Fund (LSSIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 31.74% Expenses: 0.94%
Performance (1-mo.): 2.62% Total Assets: $1.26B
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#3 Vanguard Explorer Fund (VEXPX)

Performance (1-yr.): 29.26% Expenses: 0.51%
Performance (1-mo.): 1.24% Total Assets: $12.95B
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#4 PNC Multi Factor Small Cap Growth (PLWAX)

Performance (1-yr.): 26.92% Expenses: 1.23%
Performance (1-mo.): 2.75% Total Assets: $33.8M
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#5 Artisan Small Cap Fund (ARTSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 27.50% Expenses: 1.41%
Performance (1-mo.): 6.69% Total Assets: $1.89B
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#5 Brown Capital Management Small Company Fund (BCSIX)

Performance (1-yr.): 27.15% Expenses: 1.28%
Performance (1-mo.): 2.58% Total Assets: $2.86B
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#7 Buffalo Emerging Opportunities Fund (BUFOX)

Performance (1-yr.): 39.66% Expenses: 1.51%
Performance (1-mo.): 4.41% Total Assets: $526.84M
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#7 T. Rowe Price Institutional Small Cap Stock Fund (TRSSX)

Performance (1-yr.): 26.07% Expenses: 0.70%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.48% Total Assets: $1.67B
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#7 T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund (PRNHX)

Performance (1-yr.): 33.71% Expenses: 0.80%
Performance (1-mo.): 3.82% Total Assets: $16.85B
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#10 T. Rowe Price Small Cap Stock Fund (OTCFX)

Performance (1-yr.): 24.86% Expenses: 0.92%
Performance (1-mo.): 0.48% Total Assets: $10.5B
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Top Performing Small Growth Funds As of 04.22.2014

Meridian Small Cap Growth Fund (MISGX)

Total Return: 4.80%

Stonebridge Small-Cap Growth Fund (SBSGX)

Total Return: 1.93%

Wasatch Small Cap Value Fund (WMCVX)

Total Return: 1.93%

Lord Abbett Micro Cap Growth Fund (LMIYX)

Total Return: 58.17%

Oberweis Micro Cap Fund (OBMCX)

Total Return: 48.88%

Essex Small/Micro Capital Growth Fund (MBRSX)

Total Return: 46.21%

Buffalo Emerging Opportunities Fund (BUFOX)

Total Return: 23.65%

Lord Abbett Micro Cap Growth Fund (LMIYX)

Total Return: 21.15%

T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund (PRNHX)

Total Return: 19.45%

* Annualized