Dreyfus Appreciation Fund, Inc.

  • Ticker: DGYGX
  • Product Code: 0146
  • CUSIP: 261970206
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Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

The Dreyfus Corporation, the fund's investment adviser, has engaged Fayez Sarofim & Co. (Sarofim & Co.), to serve as the fund's sub-investment adviser. Sarofim & Co., subject to Dreyfus' supervision and approval, provides investment advisory assistance and research and the day-to-day management of the fund's investments. The fund is managed by a team of portfolio managers employed by Sarofim & Co., consisting of Fayez Sarofim, Christopher Sarofim, Gentry Lee, Jeff Jacobe, Charles Sheedy and Catherine Crain. Mr. Fayez Sarofim, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, founded Sarofim & Co. in 1958 and has been a portfolio manager of the fund since December 1990.

Top Holdings 2

Exxon Mobil Corp 4.97%
Apple 4.88%
Philip Morris International 4.68%
Coca-Cola 4.31%
Chevron 3.80%
Johnson & Johnson 3.65%
Nestle, Adr 2.95%
Mcdonald's 2.87%
Procter & Gamble 2.79%
Occidental Petroleum Corp 2.67%

Portfolio Statistics

Benchmark 3 S&P 500(r) Index
Number of Holdings 65
as of 03/31/14
Portfolio Turnover Rate 6.33%
as of fiscal year end 12/31/13
P/E Ratio 4 15.33
as of 02/28/14

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.

Notes & Disclosures
  1. Portfolio composition and allocation is as of 03/31/14 and is subject to change at any time. Totals may not be exact due to rounding. Negative exposures may represent short positions through derivatives.
  2. The holdings listed should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell a security. Large concentrations can increase share price volatility.
  3. Source: Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Reflects reinvestment of dividends and, where applicable, capital gain distributions. The Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500) Composite Stock Price Index is a widely accepted, unmanaged index of U.S. stock market performance.
  4. Price/earnings for a stock is the ratio of the company's most recent month-end share price to the company's estimated earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal year. If a third-party estimate for the current year EPS is not available, Morningstar will calculate an internal estimate based on the most recently reported EPS and average historical earnings growth rates. Price/ earnings is one of the five value factors used to calculate the Morningstar Style Box. For portfolios, this historical P/E data point is calculated by taking an asset-weighted average of the earnings yields (E/P) of all the stocks in the portfolio and then taking the reciprocal of the result. Source: Morningstar
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