Is Vanguard Growth & Income Investor Fund (VQNPX) Worth Another Look?

Vanguard Growth & Income Investor ( VQNPX ) a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) invests in a diversified group of stocks chosen with the help of sophisticated computer models. VQNPX seeks stocks that appear to be undervalued by the market and that, as a group, appear likely to provide higher returns than the unmanaged Standard & Poor's 500 Composite Stock Price Index while having similar risk characteristics. VQNPX was incepted in August 1995 and is managed by Franklin Portfolio Associates LLC, Boston. The objective of VQNPX is to seek long-term growth of capital and income from dividends.

Vanguard Growth & Income Investor, managed by Vanguard Group , carries an expense ratio of 0.34%. Moreover, VQNPX requires a minimal initial investment of $3,000.

This fund, as of the last filing, allocates their fund in two major groups; Large Value and Large Growth. Further, as of the last filing, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft were the top holdings for VQNPX.

VQNPX has a history of positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund's returns over the 1, 3, 5 year benchmarks; 1 year 6.85%, 3 year 5.54% and 5 year 12.75%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category and other #1 and #2 Ranked Mutual Funds, please click here .

VQNPX's performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 85% in 1 year, top 68% over the past 3 years, and in the 52% over the past 5 years.

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