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Overview of Vanguard Dividend Growth Investor Fund (VDIGX)

Vanguard Dividend Growth Investor (VDIGX) a Zacks Ranked #2 (Buy) was incepted in May 1992 and is managed by Vanguard Group. VDIGX usually invests in large blend companies of domestic stock-general type. The objective of VDIGX is to seek current income and long-term growth of capital and income by investing primarily in stocks of companies with dividends and with prospects of stable or increasing earnings and dividends over time. VDIGX offers dividends twice a year in June and December & capital gains, if any, are distributed annually in December.

This Large Blend product, as of the last filing, allocates their fund in three major groups; Large Value, Large Growth and Intermediate Bond. Further, as of the last filing, Microsoft Corp, United Parcel Service, Inc. and Honeywell International Inc. were the top holdings for VDIGX.

Vanguard Dividend Growth Investor, managed by Vanguard Group, carries an expense ratio of 0.33%. Moreover, VDIGX requires a minimal initial investment of $3,000.

VDIGX has a history of impressive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund’s returns over the 1, 3, 5 year benchmarks; 1 year 5.22%, 3 year 10.54% and 5 year 11.42%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category, please click here.

VDIGX’s performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 2% in 1 year, top 15% over the past 3 years, and in the 3% over the past 5 years.

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