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Top Holdings of AGTHX Traded below Its Moving Averages

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AGTHX’s top holdings’ moving averages

The top holdings of the Growth Fund of America – Class A (AGTHX) as of January 7, 2016, were Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN), Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG), and Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP). These holdings make up 4.59% of AGTHX’s portfolio as of September 2015.

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals

As of January 7, 2016, Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) traded below its 20-day, 50-day, and 200-day moving averages by 6.5%, 3.1%, and 1.3%, respectively. The company returned 8.3% in the three-month period ended January 7.

According to the NASDAQ, Alexion Pharmaceuticals has a consensus one-year target estimate of $223. The company has a trailing PE (price-to-earnings ratio) of 155x, and its current EPS (earning per share) stood at $1.23.

Costco Wholesale

As of January 7, 2016, Costco Wholesale (COST) was trading below its 20-day and 50-day moving averages by 3.6% and 3.4%, respectively. Plus, the company was trading above its 200-day moving average by 4.3%. The company returned 2.08% in the three-month period ended January 7, 2016.

Costco Wholesale has a consensus price target estimate of $174.50 for the next 12 months. The company’s trailing PE stood at 30.24x. Costco Wholesale made up 1.2% of AGTHX’s portfolio as of September 2015 (the latest available).

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EOG Resources

EOG Resources (EOG) was trading below its 20-day, 50-day, and 200-day moving averages by 9.6%, 17.2%, and 21.7%, respectively, as of January 7, 2016. The company’s returns fell by 25% in the three-month period ended January 7, 2016.

EOG Resources has a consensus price target of $92 for the next 12 months. The company’s EPS stood at -$6.96.

Precision Castparts

Precision Castparts (PCP) was trading above its 20-day, 50-day, and 200-day moving averages by 0.2%, 0.4%, and 6.2%, respectively, as of January 7, 2016. The company returned 0.8% in the three-month period ended January 7, 2016. The company has a consensus price target of $235 for the next 12 months. Precision Castparts has a trailing PE ratio of 24.63x.

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