Baron Growth Fund (BGRFX)

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Fund Description

Baron Growth Fund invests primarily in small growth companies.

   

  

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Price as of Aug 29 , 2014 Collapse

NAV Daily Change ($) Daily Change (%) MTD YTD 52-Week High 52-Week Low
$72.63 $0.29 0.40% 4.74% 0.36% $74.59 $64.41 

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12/31/1994 – 8/29/2014
  • Low: $9.99 1/3/1995
  • High: $74.59 3/4/2014

Performance as of July 31, 2014

Month End   |   Quarter End Download Fund Performance
    Annualized Returns
7/31/14
Since Inception
12/31/94
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BGRFX - Baron Growth Fund -4.19% 9.07% 13.99% 16.93% 9.70% 13.52% 1,097.53% 1.30%
Russell 2000 Growth Index -3.97% 8.93% 13.63% 17.24% 9.39% 7.48% 310.49% N/A
S&P 500 Index 5.66% 16.94% 16.84% 16.79% 8.00% 9.66% 508.51% N/A
    Annualized Returns
6/30/14
Since Inception
12/31/94
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BGRFX - Baron Growth Fund 0.72% 20.73% 14.31% 19.58% 9.65% 13.87% 1,158.84% 1.30%
Russell 2000 Growth Index 2.22% 24.73% 14.49% 20.50% 9.04% 7.86% 336.96% N/A
S&P 500 Index 7.14% 24.61% 16.58% 18.83% 7.78% 9.78% 517.01% N/A
Morningstar Small Growth Category Average 0.87% 22.40% 12.73% 19.88% 8.72% N/A N/A N/A
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Growth of $10,000 Chart

 
12/31/1994 – 8/28/2014
  • Baron Growth Fund: $124,934.36
  • Russell 2000 Growth: $42,983.87
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Historical Performance

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Year Baron Growth Fund - R Russell 2000 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
2013 38.32% 43.30% 32.39%
2012 16.43% 14.59% 16.00%
2011 1.24% -2.91% 2.11%
2010 24.01% 29.09% 15.06%
2009 34.24% 34.47% 26.46%
2008 -39.18% -38.54% -37.00%
2007 6.59% 7.05% 5.49%
2006 15.50% 13.35% 15.79%
2005 5.71% 4.15% 4.91%
2004 26.61% 14.31% 10.88%
2003 31.75% 48.54% 28.68%
2002 -12.29% -30.26% -22.06%
2001 12.67% -9.23% -11.93%
2000 -4.59% -22.43% -9.10%
1999 44.71% 43.09% 21.04%
1998 0.10% 1.23% 28.58%
1997 31.07% 12.95% 33.36%
1996 27.72% 11.26% 22.96%
1995 52.54% 31.04% 37.58%
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Cumulative Returns

12/31/1994 – 7/31/2014
  • BGRFX - Baron Growth Fund: 1,097.53%
  • Russell 2000 Growth Index: 310.49%
  • S&P 500 Index: 508.51%
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Total Returns By Quarters

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Quarters Baron Growth Fund - R Russell 2000 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
6/30/2014 0.52% 1.72% 5.23%
3/31/2014 0.19% 0.48% 1.81%
12/31/2013 7.96% 8.17% 10.51%
9/30/2013 11.03% 12.80% 5.24%
6/30/2013 1.78% 3.74% 2.91%
3/31/2013 13.38% 13.21% 10.61%
12/31/2012 2.06% 0.45% -0.38%
9/30/2012 5.99% 4.84% 6.35%
6/30/2012 -1.28% -3.94% -2.75%
3/31/2012 9.02% 13.28% 12.59%
12/31/2011 12.31% 14.99% 11.82%
9/30/2011 -18.00% -22.25% -13.87%
6/30/2011 0.52% -0.59% 0.10%
3/31/2011 9.37% 9.24% 5.92%
12/31/2010 15.46% 17.11% 10.76%
9/30/2010 8.22% 12.83% 11.29%
6/30/2010 -6.90% -9.22% -11.43%
3/31/2010 6.61% 7.61% 5.39%
12/31/2009 5.92% 4.14% 6.04%
9/30/2009 13.34% 15.95% 15.61%
6/30/2009 20.76% 23.38% 15.93%
3/31/2009 -7.40% -9.74% -11.01%
12/31/2008 -26.10% -27.45% -21.94%
9/30/2008 -9.42% -6.99% -8.37%
6/30/2008 1.34% 4.47% -2.73%
3/31/2008 -10.34% -12.83% -9.44%
12/31/2007 -2.53% -2.10% -3.33%
9/30/2007 2.27% 0.02% 2.03%
6/30/2007 4.06% 6.69% 6.28%
3/31/2007 2.77% 2.48% 0.64%
12/31/2006 11.02% 8.77% 6.70%
9/30/2006 -2.70% -1.76% 5.67%
6/30/2006 -3.88% -7.25% -1.44%
3/31/2006 11.23% 14.36% 4.21%
12/31/2005 3.20% 1.61% 2.09%
9/30/2005 -0.56% 6.32% 3.60%
6/30/2005 1.56% 3.48% 1.37%
3/31/2005 1.43% -6.83% -2.15%
12/31/2004 15.29% 15.08% 9.23%
9/30/2004 0.67% -6.01% -1.87%
6/30/2004 1.68% 0.09% 1.72%
3/31/2004 7.28% 5.58% 1.69%
12/31/2003 8.55% 12.68% 12.18%
9/30/2003 5.53% 10.47% 2.65%
6/30/2003 17.96% 24.15% 15.39%
3/31/2003 -2.49% -3.88% -3.15%
12/31/2002 -0.22% 7.51% 8.44%
9/30/2002 -11.37% -21.52% -17.28%
6/30/2002 -5.12% -15.70% -13.40%
3/31/2002 4.53% -1.96% 0.32%
12/31/2001 19.47% 26.17% 10.63%
9/30/2001 -13.82% -28.08% -14.68%
6/30/2001 18.66% 17.97% 5.85%
3/31/2001 -7.77% -15.20% -11.86%
12/31/2000 -0.39% -20.20% -7.82%
9/30/2000 1.38% -3.97% -0.97%
6/30/2000 -6.80% -7.37% -2.66%
3/31/2000 1.37% 9.28% 2.29%
12/31/1999 23.85% 33.39% 14.88%
9/30/1999 -7.51% -4.92% -6.24%
6/30/1999 17.46% 14.75% 7.05%
3/31/1999 7.56% -1.68% 4.98%
12/31/1998 22.56% 23.64% 21.30%
9/30/1998 -22.06% -22.36% -9.95%
6/30/1998 -4.44% -5.74% 3.30%
3/31/1998 9.65% 11.88% 13.95%
12/31/1997 0.26% -8.20% 2.87%
9/30/1997 14.07% 16.92% 7.49%
6/30/1997 17.50% 17.55% 17.46%
3/31/1997 -2.47% -10.49% 2.68%
12/31/1996 4.89% 0.26% 8.34%
9/30/1996 1.10% -0.85% 3.09%
6/30/1996 7.69% 5.84% 4.49%
3/31/1996 11.85% 5.74% 5.37%
12/31/1995 3.28% 1.48% 6.02%
9/30/1995 12.06% 11.37% 7.95%
6/30/1995 11.88% 9.92% 9.55%
3/31/1995 17.80% 5.48% 9.74%
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Total Returns By Months

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Month End Baron Growth Fund - R Russell 2000 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
7/31/2014 -4.87% -6.06% -1.38%
6/30/2014 3.83% 6.20% 2.07%
5/31/2014 -0.27% 0.97% 2.35%
4/30/2014 -2.92% -5.13% 0.74%
3/31/2014 -1.60% -2.46% 0.84%
2/28/2014 5.72% 4.83% 4.57%
1/31/2014 -3.69% -1.73% -3.46%
12/31/2013 2.61% 2.05% 2.53%
11/30/2013 0.89% 4.11% 3.05%
10/31/2013 4.30% 1.82% 4.60%
9/30/2013 6.61% 6.96% 3.14%
8/31/2013 -1.11% -1.95% -2.90%
7/31/2013 5.30% 7.56% 5.09%
6/30/2013 -0.48% -0.62% -1.34%
5/31/2013 1.95% 5.07% 2.34%
4/30/2013 0.31% -0.66% 1.93%
3/31/2013 3.77% 5.10% 3.75%
2/28/2013 2.02% 1.06% 1.36%
1/31/2013 7.10% 6.58% 5.18%
12/31/2012 0.53% 2.88% 0.91%
11/30/2012 2.03% 0.77% 0.58%
10/31/2012 -0.50% -3.11% -1.85%
9/30/2012 2.57% 3.00% 2.58%
8/31/2012 3.77% 3.59% 2.25%
7/31/2012 -0.42% -1.74% 1.39%
6/30/2012 3.18% 5.16% 4.12%
5/31/2012 -4.88% -7.13% -6.01%
4/30/2012 0.59% -1.64% -0.63%
3/31/2012 2.11% 2.03% 3.29%
2/29/2012 2.87% 3.29% 4.32%
1/31/2012 3.78% 7.48% 4.48%
12/31/2011 -0.72% -0.22% 1.02%
11/30/2011 0.14% -0.53% -0.22%
10/31/2011 12.97% 15.86% 10.93%
9/30/2011 -10.52% -11.50% -7.03%
8/31/2011 -4.48% -8.57% -5.43%
7/31/2011 -4.07% -3.92% -2.03%
6/30/2011 0.04% -2.14% -1.67%
5/31/2011 -1.61% -1.95% -1.13%
4/30/2011 2.12% 3.60% 2.96%
3/31/2011 3.05% 3.75% 0.04%
2/28/2011 5.12% 5.88% 3.43%
1/31/2011 0.96% -0.56% 2.37%
12/31/2010 7.90% 7.59% 6.68%
11/30/2010 4.35% 4.36% 0.01%
10/31/2010 2.55% 4.30% 3.80%
9/30/2010 10.21% 14.15% 8.92%
8/31/2010 -7.02% -7.29% -4.51%
7/31/2010 5.61% 6.61% 7.01%
6/30/2010 -4.52% -6.71% -5.23%
5/31/2010 -6.41% -6.61% -7.99%
4/30/2010 4.18% 4.20% 1.58%
3/31/2010 6.38% 7.94% 6.03%
2/28/2010 3.53% 4.36% 3.10%
1/31/2010 -3.20% -4.47% -3.60%
12/31/2009 5.87% 8.56% 1.93%
11/30/2009 1.56% 3.09% 6.00%
10/31/2009 -1.49% -6.95% -1.86%
9/30/2009 4.22% 6.57% 3.73%
8/31/2009 2.21% 0.98% 3.61%
7/31/2009 6.39% 7.75% 7.56%
6/30/2009 2.08% 3.24% 0.20%
5/31/2009 2.77% 3.87% 5.59%
4/30/2009 15.11% 15.05% 9.57%
3/31/2009 9.23% 8.98% 8.76%
2/28/2009 -8.58% -10.35% -10.65%
1/31/2009 -7.27% -7.61% -8.43%
12/31/2008 3.63% 5.42% 1.06%
11/30/2008 -11.99% -12.10% -7.18%
10/31/2008 -18.97% -21.70% -16.80%
9/30/2008 -9.33% -11.30% -8.91%
8/31/2008 2.06% 2.48% 1.45%
7/31/2008 -2.12% 2.33% -0.84%
6/30/2008 -7.64% -5.96% -8.43%
5/31/2008 2.70% 5.66% 1.30%
4/30/2008 6.85% 5.14% 4.87%
3/31/2008 -1.15% -0.58% -0.43%
2/29/2008 -3.67% -3.46% -3.25%
1/31/2008 -5.84% -9.17% -6.00%
12/31/2007 -1.28% 0.63% -0.69%
11/30/2007 -4.57% -6.91% -4.18%
10/31/2007 3.46% 4.50% 1.59%
9/30/2007 2.98% 2.91% 3.74%
8/31/2007 2.44% 2.51% 1.50%
7/31/2007 -3.06% -5.19% -3.10%
6/30/2007 -1.09% -0.57% -1.66%
5/31/2007 2.96% 4.55% 3.49%
4/30/2007 2.19% 2.62% 4.43%
3/31/2007 0.99% 0.92% 1.12%
2/28/2007 -1.91% -0.32% -1.96%
1/31/2007 3.75% 1.86% 1.51%
12/31/2006 0.69% -0.24% 1.40%
11/30/2006 5.12% 2.39% 1.90%
10/31/2006 4.89% 6.48% 3.26%
9/30/2006 1.92% 0.68% 2.58%
8/31/2006 2.48% 2.93% 2.38%
7/31/2006 -6.84% -5.19% 0.62%
6/30/2006 -0.47% 0.06% 0.14%
5/31/2006 -4.34% -7.04% -2.88%
4/30/2006 0.95% -0.29% 1.34%
3/31/2006 4.88% 4.86% 1.24%
2/28/2006 0.82% -0.53% 0.27%
1/31/2006 5.20% 9.65% 2.65%
12/31/2005 -0.35% -0.15% 0.03%
11/30/2005 5.49% 5.66% 3.78%
10/31/2005 -1.83% -3.70% -1.67%
9/30/2005 -1.48% 0.79% 0.81%
8/31/2005 -2.87% -1.41% -0.91%
7/31/2005 3.92% 6.99% 3.72%
6/30/2005 2.48% 3.23% 0.14%
5/31/2005 4.62% 7.05% 3.18%
4/30/2005 -5.27% -6.36% -1.90%
3/31/2005 -1.28% -3.75% -1.77%
2/28/2005 2.54% 1.37% 2.10%
1/31/2005 0.20% -4.50% -2.44%
12/31/2004 4.62% 3.59% 3.40%
11/30/2004 6.77% 8.45% 4.05%
10/31/2004 3.21% 2.43% 1.53%
9/30/2004 6.57% 5.53% 1.08%
8/31/2004 -0.22% -2.15% 0.40%
7/31/2004 -5.33% -8.98% -3.31%
6/30/2004 1.79% 3.33% 1.94%
5/31/2004 0.13% 1.99% 1.37%
4/30/2004 -0.24% -5.02% -1.57%
3/31/2004 1.52% 0.47% -1.51%
2/29/2004 1.44% -0.15% 1.39%
1/31/2004 4.18% 5.25% 1.84%
12/31/2003 0.60% 0.45% 5.24%
11/30/2003 2.74% 3.26% 0.88%
10/31/2003 5.02% 8.64% 5.66%
9/30/2003 -2.27% -2.53% -1.06%
8/31/2003 3.47% 5.37% 1.95%
7/31/2003 4.36% 7.56% 1.76%
6/30/2003 4.39% 1.93% 1.28%
5/31/2003 6.39% 11.27% 5.27%
4/30/2003 6.21% 9.46% 8.24%
3/31/2003 2.14% 1.51% 0.97%
2/28/2003 -2.28% -2.67% -1.50%
1/31/2003 -2.30% -2.72% -2.62%
12/31/2002 -3.13% -6.90% -5.87%
11/30/2002 4.56% 9.91% 5.89%
10/31/2002 -1.48% 5.06% 8.80%
9/30/2002 -4.30% -7.22% -10.87%
8/31/2002 2.18% -0.05% 0.66%
7/31/2002 -9.37% -15.37% -7.80%
6/30/2002 -5.23% -8.48% -7.12%
5/31/2002 -0.43% -5.85% -0.74%
4/30/2002 0.56% -2.16% -6.06%
3/31/2002 6.26% 8.69% 3.76%
2/28/2002 -0.10% -6.47% -1.93%
1/31/2002 -1.53% -3.56% -1.41%
12/31/2001 8.15% 6.23% 0.83%
11/30/2001 7.35% 8.35% 7.67%
10/31/2001 2.91% 9.62% 1.91%
9/30/2001 -11.92% -16.14% -8.08%
8/31/2001 -1.09% -6.24% -6.26%
7/31/2001 -1.08% -8.53% -0.98%
6/30/2001 3.68% 2.73% -2.43%
5/31/2001 6.70% 2.32% 0.67%
4/30/2001 7.26% 12.24% 7.77%
3/31/2001 -6.28% -9.09% -6.34%
2/28/2001 -6.99% -13.71% -9.12%
1/31/2001 5.79% 8.09% 3.55%
12/31/2000 11.71% 6.12% 0.49%
11/30/2000 -10.16% -18.16% -7.88%
10/31/2000 -0.74% -8.12% -0.42%
9/30/2000 -4.36% -4.97% -5.28%
8/31/2000 5.31% 10.52% 6.21%
7/31/2000 0.66% -8.57% -1.56%
6/30/2000 6.64% 12.92% 2.47%
5/31/2000 -5.81% -8.76% -2.05%
4/30/2000 -7.21% -10.10% -3.01%
3/31/2000 5.44% -10.51% 9.78%
2/29/2000 3.55% 23.27% -1.89%
1/31/2000 -7.16% -0.93% -5.02%
12/31/1999 13.98% 17.63% 5.89%
11/30/1999 5.84% 10.57% 2.03%
10/31/1999 2.67% 2.56% 6.33%
9/30/1999 -0.62% 1.93% -2.74%
8/31/1999 -2.70% -3.74% -0.49%
7/31/1999 -4.36% -3.09% -3.12%
6/30/1999 5.08% 5.27% 5.55%
5/31/1999 0.91% 0.16% -2.36%
4/30/1999 10.77% 8.83% 3.87%
3/31/1999 7.43% 3.56% 4.00%
2/28/1999 -3.75% -9.15% -3.11%
1/31/1999 4.02% 4.50% 4.18%
12/31/1998 10.79% 9.05% 5.76%
11/30/1998 6.04% 7.76% 6.06%
10/31/1998 4.33% 5.22% 8.13%
9/30/1998 8.26% 10.14% 6.41%
8/31/1998 -19.48% -23.08% -14.46%
7/31/1998 -10.59% -8.35% -1.06%
6/30/1998 3.74% 1.02% 4.06%
5/31/1998 -6.30% -7.27% -1.72%
4/30/1998 -1.69% 0.61% 1.01%
3/31/1998 6.60% 4.20% 5.12%
2/28/1998 4.36% 8.83% 7.21%
1/31/1998 -1.45% -1.33% 1.11%
12/31/1997 2.86% 0.06% 1.72%
11/30/1997 0.00% -2.38% 4.63%
10/31/1997 -2.53% -6.01% -3.34%
9/30/1997 8.64% 7.98% 5.48%
8/31/1997 -0.91% 3.00% -5.60%
7/31/1997 5.96% 5.12% 7.96%
6/30/1997 5.87% 3.39% 4.48%
5/31/1997 10.39% 15.03% 6.09%
4/30/1997 0.54% -1.16% 5.97%
3/31/1997 -5.26% -7.06% -4.11%
2/28/1997 -1.16% -6.04% 0.78%
1/31/1997 4.15% 2.50% 6.25%
12/31/1996 2.93% 1.95% -1.98%
11/30/1996 3.99% 2.78% 7.56%
10/31/1996 -2.01% -4.31% 2.76%
9/30/1996 5.08% 5.15% 5.63%
8/31/1996 4.66% 7.40% 2.11%
7/31/1996 -8.08% -12.21% -4.42%
6/30/1996 -0.55% -6.50% 0.38%
5/31/1996 3.10% 5.13% 2.58%
4/30/1996 5.03% 7.68% 1.47%
3/31/1996 5.69% 1.98% 0.96%
2/29/1996 2.57% 4.56% 0.93%
1/31/1996 3.18% -0.83% 3.40%
12/31/1995 3.28% 2.22% 1.93%
11/30/1995 4.53% 4.41% 4.39%
10/31/1995 -4.33% -4.92% -0.36%
9/30/1995 2.93% 2.06% 4.22%
8/31/1995 4.21% 1.23% 0.25%
7/31/1995 4.48% 7.79% 3.32%
6/30/1995 7.94% 6.89% 2.32%
5/31/1995 4.54% 1.31% 4.00%
4/30/1995 -0.85% 1.51% 2.94%
3/31/1995 7.78% 2.93% 2.95%
2/28/1995 6.32% 4.61% 3.90%
1/31/1995 2.80% -2.03% 2.60%
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*As of fiscal year ended 9/30/2013 the expense ratio of the Fund’s Retail Shares was 1.30%

Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The indexes are unmanaged. The Russell 2000® Growth Index measures the performance of small-sized U.S. companies that are classified as growth and the S&P 500 Index of 500 widely held large-cap U.S. companies. The indexes and the Fund are with dividends, which positively impact the performance results.The Morningstar Small Growth Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the Small Growth category. Morningstar moved the Fund from the Small Growth Category effective May 31, 2011 to the Mid-Cap Growth Category. We intend to continue to provide comparative performance data for the Small Growth Category because we strongly disagree with Morningstar's reclassification of the Fund. As of 6/30/13, the category consisted of 744, 741, 713, 632, 558 and 362 funds for the 3-month, year-to-date, 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods. © 2014 Morningstar, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  The Morningstar information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely.  Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.