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Dreyfus Appreciation Investor  DGAGX
  Morningstar Report
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As of 2015-06-30
Out of
Large Blend Funds
Rating derived from a weighted average of the fund's 3, 5, 10-year rating which are based on risk-adjusted performance.
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As of 2015-06-30
Day Change
$ -0.13
NAV (2015-07-30)
$ 53.02
YTD Return % (2015-07-30)
Total Assets ($ mil)
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Growth of $10,000 Fund: Dreyfus Appreciation Investor
(from 2005-01-01 to 2015-06-30) Category: Large Blend
Index: S&P 500 TR USD
Total Annualized Returns % 1yr, 3yr and 5yr Returns as of 2015-07-30
Inception date: 1984-01-18 10yr and Inception Returns as of 2015-06-30
YTD Returns as of 2015-07-30
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Fund 1.20 3.07 10.38 12.65 6.50 10.56
+/- Category -1.59 -3.96 -6.15 -2.04 -0.76 ---
+/- S&P 500 TR USD -2.39 -6.17 -7.12 -3.65 -1.39 ---
  Standardized Return %   After Tax Returns % as of
  as of as of 2015-06-30   On Distribution 2015-06-30
On Distr &
Sales of Shrs
1 Yr Annualized --- 0.67   -1.08 1.69
5 Yr Annualized --- 13.77   13.04 11.01
10 Yr Annualized --- 6.50   5.84 5.22
Inception(1984-01-18) --- 10.56   10.56 ---
Max Front Load % Max Back Load % Net Exp Ratio % Gross Expense Ratio %
--- --- 0.93 0.93
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate thus an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted herein. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, please call 800-373-9387 or visit www.dreyfus.com.
  Portfolio Profile    
Asset Allocation
% of Net Assets
Cash 0.6
Stocks 99.4
Bonds 0.0
Other 0.0
Foreign Stocks 18.4
(as a % of Assets)
Data through 2015-06-30
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 61 Turnover % 7
Total Number of Bond Holdings 0 30 Day SEC Yield % 0.00
% of Assets in Top 10 Holdings 34.61 ending as of 2015-06-30
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Top 10 Holdings Sector P/E YTD
Return %
% of Net
Apple Inc 17.09 11.76 5.77
Philip Morris International Inc 16.34 7.29 4.96
Exxon Mobil Corporation 11.63 -8.67 4.27
Coca-Cola Co 23.42 -2.37 3.37
Chevron Corp 10.33 -15.16 3.22
Novo Nordisk A/S ADR 26.39 39.44 2.76
Nestle SA ADR 24.21 6.27 2.66
JPMorgan Chase & Co 11.59 12.30 2.66
AbbVie Inc 28.41 9.52 2.48
Walt Disney Co 22.08 28.13 2.46
Data through 2015-06-30
YTD Return through 2015-07-30
  Other Information
Fund Inception: 1984-01-18
Portfolio Manager  (Start Date)
Fayez Sarofim   (1990-12-31)
Mr. Fayez Sarofim, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, founded Sarofim & Co. in 1958 and has been a portfolio manager of the fund since its inception in September 1998.
Catherine P. Crain   (2000-10-31)
Crain is a vice president at Fayez Sarofim & Co. and serves as a portfolio manager as well as the lead relationship manager with Dreyfus Funds. She joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. in 1993 as a research associate, and previous to that Crain worked for Merrill Lynch & Co. She holds the CFA designation.
Christopher B. Sarofim   (2000-10-31)
Sarofim, Vice President/Portfolio Manager, joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. in September 1988. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Corporate Finance.
Charles E. Sheedy   (2000-10-31)
Charles Sheedy joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. as an associate in 1971. He is co-portfolio manager to the Dreyfus Appreciation Fund and has portfolio management responsibilities for numerous separate accounts. Mr. Sheedy has been a member of the firm’s Investment Committee since 1982 and chairs the Strategy Group. His areas of research have included retail, electrical equipment, consumer staples, basic industries, and health care.
Jeffrey M. Jacobe   (2010-11-02)
Mr. Jacobe is the Director of Investments and a Senior Vice President at Sarofim & Co., where he has been employed since 2000, and is responsible for organizing and overseeing investment research efforts. He has been a portfolio manager of the fund since November 2010.
W. Gentry Lee, Jr.   (2010-11-02)
William Gentry Lee, Jr., CFA, is the President of Fayez Sarofim & Co. and a member of the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees. Mr. Lee joined the company in 1998. Today, he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment, client service, and business operations. In addition, he is a portfolio manager for a wide variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Lee is also a co-manager on the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for The Dreyfus Corporation and Swiss & Global Asset Management. Formerly, Mr. Lee covered several industries as a research analyst, including beverages, technology, and transportation. Mr. Lee received an M.B.A. with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School in 1998 and graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. with High Honors in Economics. He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to attending Harvard, he was employed as a financial analyst with Enron Capital & Trade Resources. Mr. Lee serves on the Board of the Carruth Foundation and the UT Health Development Board. In addition, he is a member of the Finance Committee of St. John's School. In the past, he has also been an active board member of the Memorial Park Conservancy and Co-President of the Houston Vanderbilt University Alumni Chapter.
Sales Charge %
(taken from prospectus dated 2015-05-01)
Front: None
Deferred: None
Expense Ratio % 0.93
based on net assets
(taken from annual report dated 2014-12-31)
Correspondence Information
Dreyfus Appreciation Fund Inc
200 Park Avenue
New York,  NY  10166
Data on this page does not include the fund's short positions (if any).
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