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Growth Opportunities Fund (Class Y)  (PGOYX)

Seeking to harness the growth potential of large U.S. companies

Growth Opportunities Fund received an  Overall Morningstar Rating  of  

Highlights

Objective

The fund seeks capital appreciation.

Strategy and process

  • Seeks above-average growth: The fund focuses on businesses that exhibit both a high level of growth and an above-average duration of growth.
  • A thematic approach: The portfolio managers combine top-down investment themes with bottom-up research to select securities that can benefit from growth trends.
  • Rigorous analysis: Backed by fundamental research, the managers focus on identifying management teams that act like owners.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value $40.82
0.74% | $0.30
$40.82
11/15/19
$28.94
12/24/18
Historical fund price

Fund facts as of 10/31/19

Total net assets
$5,910.11M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
40%
Dividend frequency
Annually
Number of holdings
61
Fiscal year-end
July
CUSIP / Fund code
746802586 / 1848
Inception date
07/01/99
Class Y  
Category
Growth
Open to new investors
Ticker
PGOYX

Management team

Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager, Analyst


Performance

  • Total return (%) as of 09/30/19

  • Annual performance as of 09/30/19

Annualized Total return (%) as of 09/30/19

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs.
Before sales charge 6.87% 19.06% 13.77% 15.06%
After sales charge N/A N/A N/A N/A
Russell 1000 Growth Index 3.71%16.89%13.39%14.94%

Current performance may be lower or higher than the quoted past performance, which cannot guarantee future results. Share price, principal value, and return will vary, and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions and does not account for taxes. Returns before sales charge do not reflect the current maximum sales charges as indicated below. Had the sales charge been reflected, returns would be lower. Returns at public offering price (after sales charge) for class A and class M shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charges of 5.75% and 3.50% for equity funds and Putnam Multi-Asset Absolute Return Fund, 4.00% and 3.25% for income funds and 2.25% and 0.75% for Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, Short-Term Municipal Income, Short Duration Bond Fund, and Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, respectively. Class B share returns reflect the applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), which is 5% in the first year, declining to 1% in the sixth year, and is eliminated thereafter (except for Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, which is 3% in the first year, declining to 1% in the fourth year, and is eliminated thereafter). Class C shares reflect a 1% CDSC the first year that is eliminated thereafter. Performance for class B, C, M, N, R, and Y shares prior to their inception is derived from the historical performance of class A shares, adjusted for the applicable sales charge (or CDSC) and, except for class Y shares, the higher operating expenses for such shares (with the exception of Putnam Tax-Free High Yield Fund and Putnam AMT-Free Municipal Fund, which are based on the historical performance of class B shares). Returns at public offering price (after sales charge) for class N shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charge of 1.50%. Class R5/R6 shares, available to qualified employee-benefit plans only, are sold without an initial sales charge and have no CDSC. Class Y shares are generally only available for corporate and institutional clients and have no initial sales charge. Performance for Class R5/R6 shares before their inception are derived from the historical performance of class Y shares, which have not been adjusted for the lower expenses; had they, returns would have been higher. Class A and M shares of Putnam money market funds have no initial sales charge. For a portion of the periods, some funds had expense limitations or had been sold on a limited basis with limited assets and expenses, without which returns would be lower.

Performance snapshot

  Before sales charge After sales charge
1 mt. as of 10/31/19 2.38% -
YTD as of 11/14/19 30.16% -

Risk-adjusted performance as of 10/31/19

Alpha (3 yrs.) 2.63
Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.) 1.52
Treynor ratio (3 yrs.) 20.11
Information ratio (3 yrs.) 0.83

Volatility as of 10/31/19

Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 12.76%
Beta 0.97
R-squared 0.96

Capture ratio as of 10/31/19

Up-market (3 yrs.) 102.74
Down-market (3 yrs.) 90.87

Lipper rankings as of 10/31/19

Time period Rank/Funds in category Percentile ranking
1 yr. 64/635 11%
3 yrs. 15/579 3%
5 yrs. 63/524 12%
10 yrs. 30/410 8%
Lipper category: Large-Cap Growth Funds

Morningstar Ratings as of 10/31/19

Time period Funds in category Morningstar Rating
Overall 1232
3 yrs. 1232
5 yrs. 1095
10 yrs. 813
Morningstar category: Large Growth

Distributions

Record/Ex dividend date 12/06/18
Payable date 12/10/18
Income $0.09
Extra income --
Short-term cap. gain --
Long-term cap. gain $2.376

Lipper rankings are based on total return without sales charge relative to all share classes of funds with similar objectives as determined by Lipper. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

The up-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has risen. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the up-market, and multiplying that factor by 100. The down-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has dropped. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the down-market and multiplying that factor by 100.


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Holdings

Microsoft Corp 9.66%
Apple 7.15%
Amazon.Com 5.92%
Alphabet 4.81%
Visa 4.13%
Paypal Holdings 3.03%
Mastercard 2.84%
Salesforce.Com 2.66%
Home Depot 2.57%
Danaher Corp 2.25%
Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio 45.02%



Portfolio composition as of 10/31/19

Common stock 98.44%
Cash and net other assets 1.29%
Convertible preferred stock 0.27%

Equity statistics as of 10/31/19

Median market cap $63.91B
Weighted average market cap $374.22B
Price to book 8.03
Price to earnings 27.44

Fund characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Consider these risks before investing: Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and the market may not favor growth-style investing. The value of investments in the fund's portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including general economic, political or financial market conditions, investor sentiment and market perceptions, government actions, geopolitical events or changes, and factors related to a specific issuer, geography, industry or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund's portfolio holdings. From time to time, the fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in companies in one or more related industries or sectors, which would make the fund more vulnerable to adverse developments affecting those industries or sectors. You can lose money by investing in the fund.

Top industry sectors as of 10/31/19

Information technology 39.52%
Consumer discretionary 14.83%
Industrials 11.73%
Health care 11.48%
Communication services 11.03%
Materials 2.96%
Consumer staples 2.88%
Financials 2.25%
Real estate 2.03%
 
Other
1.29%
Cash and net other assets 1.29%

The unclassified sector (where applicable) includes exchange traded funds and other securities not able to be classified by sector.

Sectors will vary over time.


Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
Total expense ratio 0.91% 1.66% 1.66% 1.41% 1.16% 0.63% 0.53% 0.66%
What you pay 0.91% 1.66% 1.66% 1.41% 1.16% 0.63% 0.53% 0.66%

Sales charge

 Breakpoint Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
$0-$49,999 5.75% / 5.00% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% 3.50% / 3.00% -- -- -- --
$50,000-$99,999 4.50% / 3.75% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% 2.50% / 2.00% -- -- -- --
$100,000-$249,999 3.50% / 2.75% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 1.50% / 1.00% -- -- -- --
$250,000-$499,999 2.50% / 2.00% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 1.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- --
$500,000-$999,999 2.00% / 1.75% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 1.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- --
$1M-$4M 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
$4M-$50M 0.00% / 0.50% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
$50M+ 0.00% / 0.25% -- -- -- -- -- -- --

CDSC

  Class A (sales for $1,000,000+) Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
0 to 9 mts. 1.00% 5.00% 1.00% -- -- -- -- --
9 to 12 mts. 1.00% 5.00% 1.00% -- -- -- -- --
2 yrs. 0.00% 4.00% 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
3 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
4 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
5 yrs. 0.00% 2.00% 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
6 yrs. 0.00% 1.00% 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
7+ yrs. 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -- -- -- -- --

Trail commissions

  Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
  0.25% 0.20%1 1.00% 0.65% 0.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  NA 0.25%2 NA NA NA NA NA NA
  NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
  1. Through 03/31/90
  2. After 03/31/90

For sales and trail commission information on purchases over $1 million and participant-directed qualified retirement plans, see a Putnam fund prospectus and the statement of additional information.

The Russell 1000 Growth Index is an unmanaged index of those companies in the large-cap Russell 1000 Index chosen for their growth orientation. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Consider these risks before investing: Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and the market may not favor growth-style investing. The value of investments in the fund's portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including general economic, political or financial market conditions, investor sentiment and market perceptions, government actions, geopolitical events or changes, and factors related to a specific issuer, geography, industry or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund's portfolio holdings. From time to time, the fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in companies in one or more related industries or sectors, which would make the fund more vulnerable to adverse developments affecting those industries or sectors. You can lose money by investing in the fund.