Baron Opportunity Fund (BIOPX)

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Baron Opportunity Fund invests in innovative high-growth companies.

    

  

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Price as of Apr 17 , 2014 Collapse

NAV Daily Change ($) Daily Change (%) MTD YTD 52-Week High 52-Week Low
$18.36 $0.11 0.60% -5.51% -6.33% $21.07 $15.89 

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2/29/2000 – 4/17/2014
  • Low: $3.28 10/7/2002
  • High: $21.07 3/4/2014

Performance as of March 31, 2014

Month End   |   Quarter End Download Fund Performance
    Annualized Returns
3/31/14
Since Inception
2/29/00
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BIOPX - Baron Opportunity Fund -0.87% 25.29% 10.76% 23.69% 10.09% 5.44% 110.97% 1.37%
Russell Midcap Growth Index 2.04% 24.22% 13.52% 24.73% 9.47% 3.23% 56.39% N/A
S&P 500 Index 1.81% 21.86% 14.66% 21.16% 7.42% 4.23% 79.22% N/A
    Annualized Returns
3/31/14
Since Inception
2/29/00
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BIOPX - Baron Opportunity Fund -0.87% 25.29% 10.76% 23.69% 10.09% 5.44% 110.97% 1.37%
Russell Midcap Growth Index 2.04% 24.22% 13.52% 24.73% 9.47% 3.23% 56.39% N/A
S&P 500 Index 1.81% 21.86% 14.66% 21.16% 7.42% 4.23% 79.22% N/A
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2/29/2000 – 4/16/2014
  • Baron Opportunity Fund: $19,815.94
  • Russell MidCap Growth: $15,294.43
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Rolling Returns

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Historical Performance

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Year Baron Opportunity Fund - R Russell Midcap Growth Index S&P 500 Index
2013 37.55% 35.74% 32.39%
2012 13.69% 15.81% 16.00%
2011 -6.16% -1.65% 2.11%
2010 25.43% 26.38% 15.06%
2009 61.80% 46.29% 26.46%
2008 -46.06% -44.32% -37.00%
2007 21.10% 11.43% 5.49%
2006 12.14% 10.66% 15.79%
2005 7.05% 12.10% 4.91%
2004 25.59% 15.48% 10.88%
2003 73.80% 42.71% 28.68%
2002 -29.01% -27.41% -22.06%
2001 -3.62% -20.15% -11.93%
2000^ -38.98% -27.06% -2.45%
^ For the period February 29, 2000 (Fund inception) to December 31, 2000
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Cumulative Returns

2/29/2000 – 3/31/2014
  • BIOPX - Baron Opportunity Fund: 110.97%
  • Russell Midcap Growth Index: 56.39%
  • S&P 500 Index: 79.22%
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Total Returns By Quarters

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Quarters Baron Opportunity Fund - R Russell Midcap Growth Index S&P 500 Index
3/31/2014 -0.87% 2.04% 1.81%
12/31/2013 8.34% 8.23% 10.51%
9/30/2013 11.85% 9.34% 5.24%
6/30/2013 4.30% 2.87% 2.91%
3/31/2013 8.83% 11.51% 10.61%
12/31/2012 -1.24% 1.69% -0.38%
9/30/2012 5.69% 5.35% 6.35%
6/30/2012 -6.81% -5.60% -2.75%
3/31/2012 16.89% 14.52% 12.59%
12/31/2011 5.69% 11.24% 11.82%
9/30/2011 -17.97% -19.33% -13.87%
6/30/2011 1.10% 1.61% 0.10%
3/31/2011 7.06% 7.85% 5.92%
12/31/2010 13.24% 14.01% 10.76%
9/30/2010 15.16% 14.65% 11.29%
6/30/2010 -8.13% -10.20% -11.43%
3/31/2010 4.69% 7.67% 5.39%
12/31/2009 8.58% 6.69% 6.04%
9/30/2009 17.89% 17.58% 15.61%
6/30/2009 23.97% 20.67% 15.93%
3/31/2009 1.97% -3.36% -11.01%
12/31/2008 -28.08% -27.36% -21.94%
9/30/2008 -13.46% -17.75% -8.37%
6/30/2008 2.88% 4.65% -2.73%
3/31/2008 -15.76% -10.95% -9.44%
12/31/2007 1.46% -1.70% -3.33%
9/30/2007 6.38% 2.15% 2.03%
6/30/2007 6.44% 6.74% 6.28%
3/31/2007 5.41% 3.96% 0.64%
12/31/2006 8.46% 6.95% 6.70%
9/30/2006 2.55% 0.89% 5.67%
6/30/2006 -6.13% -4.69% -1.44%
3/31/2006 7.41% 7.61% 4.21%
12/31/2005 6.11% 3.44% 2.09%
9/30/2005 7.51% 6.55% 3.60%
6/30/2005 5.19% 3.43% 1.37%
3/31/2005 -10.79% -1.67% -2.15%
12/31/2004 19.79% 13.94% 9.23%
9/30/2004 -5.60% -4.33% -1.87%
6/30/2004 -0.12% 1.05% 1.72%
3/31/2004 11.20% 4.83% 1.69%
12/31/2003 11.57% 12.16% 12.18%
9/30/2003 13.29% 7.16% 2.65%
6/30/2003 31.80% 18.76% 15.39%
3/31/2003 4.33% -0.02% -3.15%
12/31/2002 14.60% 9.16% 8.44%
9/30/2002 -13.37% -17.18% -17.28%
6/30/2002 -23.68% -18.26% -13.40%
3/31/2002 -6.31% -1.77% 0.32%
12/31/2001 43.28% 27.06% 10.63%
9/30/2001 -37.94% -27.80% -14.68%
6/30/2001 37.87% 16.18% 5.85%
3/31/2001 -21.38% -25.08% -11.86%
12/31/2000 -30.34% -23.25% -7.82%
9/30/2000 -1.57% 2.52% -0.97%
6/30/2000 -9.74% -7.41% -2.66%
3/31/2000^ -1.40% 0.10% 9.78%
^ For the period February 29, 2000 (Fund inception) to March 31, 2000
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Total Returns By Months

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Month End Baron Opportunity Fund - R Russell Midcap Growth Index S&P 500 Index
3/31/2014 -6.45% -1.85% 0.84%
2/28/2014 6.24% 6.28% 4.57%
1/31/2014 -0.26% -2.17% -3.46%
12/31/2013 4.98% 3.19% 2.53%
11/30/2013 2.77% 2.21% 3.05%
10/31/2013 0.42% 2.62% 4.60%
9/30/2013 4.96% 4.93% 3.14%
8/31/2013 0.00% -1.90% -2.90%
7/31/2013 6.56% 6.22% 5.09%
6/30/2013 1.47% -1.22% -1.34%
5/31/2013 3.22% 2.63% 2.34%
4/30/2013 -0.42% 1.47% 1.93%
3/31/2013 3.45% 3.99% 3.75%
2/28/2013 1.08% 1.01% 1.36%
1/31/2013 4.09% 6.17% 5.18%
12/31/2012 2.57% 1.79% 0.91%
11/30/2012 0.13% 2.23% 0.58%
10/31/2012 -3.84% -2.28% -1.85%
9/30/2012 1.56% 2.00% 2.58%
8/31/2012 6.37% 3.41% 2.25%
7/31/2012 -2.17% -0.13% 1.39%
6/30/2012 4.68% 1.90% 4.12%
5/31/2012 -9.90% -7.36% -6.01%
4/30/2012 -1.20% 0.00% -0.63%
3/31/2012 6.02% 2.22% 3.29%
2/29/2012 5.58% 4.46% 4.32%
1/31/2012 4.42% 7.25% 4.48%
12/31/2011 -2.24% -1.50% 1.02%
11/30/2011 -1.28% -0.49% -0.22%
10/31/2011 9.51% 13.48% 10.93%
9/30/2011 -11.27% -10.05% -7.03%
8/31/2011 -5.37% -6.82% -5.43%
7/31/2011 -2.30% -3.75% -2.03%
6/30/2011 -0.13% -1.60% -1.67%
5/31/2011 -2.37% -0.35% -1.13%
4/30/2011 3.68% 3.62% 2.96%
3/31/2011 1.78% 1.63% 0.04%
2/28/2011 3.90% 4.05% 3.43%
1/31/2011 1.25% 2.00% 2.37%
12/31/2010 6.88% 6.24% 6.68%
11/30/2010 1.88% 3.28% 0.01%
10/31/2010 4.00% 3.91% 3.80%
9/30/2010 11.54% 12.09% 8.92%
8/31/2010 -3.95% -4.30% -4.51%
7/31/2010 7.49% 6.88% 7.01%
6/30/2010 -3.65% -6.36% -5.23%
5/31/2010 -5.35% -6.86% -7.99%
4/30/2010 0.75% 2.97% 1.58%
3/31/2010 7.30% 6.84% 6.03%
2/28/2010 2.46% 4.96% 3.10%
1/31/2010 -4.77% -3.99% -3.60%
12/31/2009 5.88% 6.19% 1.93%
11/30/2009 5.32% 4.67% 6.00%
10/31/2009 -2.64% -4.01% -1.86%
9/30/2009 7.61% 5.75% 3.73%
8/31/2009 0.82% 3.06% 3.61%
7/31/2009 8.67% 7.89% 7.56%
6/30/2009 1.35% 0.46% 0.20%
5/31/2009 6.09% 5.17% 5.59%
4/30/2009 15.29% 14.21% 9.57%
3/31/2009 12.04% 9.53% 8.76%
2/28/2009 -7.03% -7.61% -10.65%
1/31/2009 -2.11% -4.50% -8.43%
12/31/2008 6.11% 3.68% 1.06%
11/30/2008 -12.40% -10.24% -7.18%
10/31/2008 -22.63% -21.95% -16.80%
9/30/2008 -13.54% -15.28% -8.91%
8/31/2008 0.88% 0.92% 1.45%
7/31/2008 -0.79% -3.80% -0.84%
6/30/2008 -9.64% -7.31% -8.43%
5/31/2008 3.09% 5.27% 1.30%
4/30/2008 10.43% 7.25% 4.87%
3/31/2008 -0.09% -1.77% -0.43%
2/29/2008 -2.71% -1.52% -3.25%
1/31/2008 -13.33% -7.95% -6.00%
12/31/2007 -0.60% 0.27% -0.69%
11/30/2007 -6.54% -4.40% -4.18%
10/31/2007 9.22% 2.55% 1.59%
9/30/2007 6.73% 3.92% 3.74%
8/31/2007 2.01% 0.54% 1.50%
7/31/2007 -2.29% -2.24% -3.10%
6/30/2007 0.25% -1.73% -1.66%
5/31/2007 6.18% 4.06% 3.49%
4/30/2007 0.00% 4.39% 4.43%
3/31/2007 0.79% 0.52% 1.12%
2/28/2007 0.18% -0.22% -1.96%
1/31/2007 4.40% 3.64% 1.51%
12/31/2006 -1.18% -0.90% 1.40%
11/30/2006 3.96% 3.92% 1.90%
10/31/2006 5.57% 3.84% 3.26%
9/30/2006 5.46% 2.28% 2.58%
8/31/2006 3.25% 2.30% 2.38%
7/31/2006 -5.82% -3.58% 0.62%
6/30/2006 -2.20% -0.41% 0.14%
5/31/2006 -6.00% -4.71% -2.88%
4/30/2006 2.11% 0.42% 1.34%
3/31/2006 2.55% 2.79% 1.24%
2/28/2006 0.49% -1.23% 0.27%
1/31/2006 4.22% 5.99% 2.65%
12/31/2005 0.41% 1.10% 0.03%
11/30/2005 7.20% 5.43% 3.78%
10/31/2005 -1.42% -2.94% -1.67%
9/30/2005 3.04% 1.29% 0.81%
8/31/2005 -0.34% -0.61% -0.91%
7/31/2005 4.69% 5.84% 3.72%
6/30/2005 2.28% 1.86% 0.14%
5/31/2005 7.90% 5.73% 3.18%
4/30/2005 -4.69% -3.96% -1.90%
3/31/2005 -1.82% -1.46% -1.77%
2/28/2005 -3.62% 2.53% 2.10%
1/31/2005 -5.73% -2.68% -2.44%
12/31/2004 5.21% 4.79% 3.40%
11/30/2004 7.34% 5.16% 4.05%
10/31/2004 6.07% 3.39% 1.53%
9/30/2004 5.28% 3.73% 1.08%
8/31/2004 -1.10% -1.23% 0.40%
7/31/2004 -9.34% -6.62% -3.31%
6/30/2004 -0.86% 1.59% 1.94%
5/31/2004 3.18% 2.36% 1.37%
4/30/2004 -2.36% -2.82% -1.57%
3/31/2004 3.61% -0.19% -1.51%
2/29/2004 0.00% 1.68% 1.39%
1/31/2004 7.33% 3.30% 1.84%
12/31/2003 3.88% 1.09% 5.24%
11/30/2003 -2.25% 2.68% 0.88%
10/31/2003 9.88% 8.06% 5.66%
9/30/2003 -2.26% -1.94% -1.06%
8/31/2003 6.59% 5.51% 1.95%
7/31/2003 8.74% 3.57% 1.76%
6/30/2003 4.95% 1.43% 1.28%
5/31/2003 14.26% 9.62% 5.27%
4/30/2003 9.91% 6.81% 8.24%
3/31/2003 7.16% 1.86% 0.97%
2/28/2003 -1.94% -0.87% -1.50%
1/31/2003 -0.72% -0.98% -2.62%
12/31/2002 -9.57% -6.04% -5.87%
11/30/2002 11.92% 7.83% 5.89%
10/31/2002 13.22% 7.75% 8.80%
9/30/2002 -4.72% -7.95% -10.87%
8/31/2002 2.42% -0.35% 0.66%
7/31/2002 -11.22% -9.71% -7.80%
6/30/2002 -11.42% -11.04% -7.12%
5/31/2002 -7.62% -2.98% -0.74%
4/30/2002 -6.74% -5.29% -6.06%
3/31/2002 7.44% 7.63% 3.76%
2/28/2002 -9.56% -5.67% -1.93%
1/31/2002 -3.58% -3.25% -1.41%
12/31/2001 8.92% 3.80% 0.83%
11/30/2001 14.71% 10.77% 7.67%
10/31/2001 14.67% 10.51% 1.91%
9/30/2001 -22.83% -16.53% -8.08%
8/31/2001 -15.34% -7.25% -6.26%
7/31/2001 -5.01% -6.74% -0.98%
6/30/2001 4.44% 0.05% -2.43%
5/31/2001 2.44% -0.47% 0.67%
4/30/2001 28.87% 16.67% 7.77%
3/31/2001 -17.87% -14.31% -6.34%
2/28/2001 -18.37% -17.30% -9.12%
1/31/2001 17.27% 5.71% 3.55%
12/31/2000 -2.72% 5.27% 0.49%
11/30/2000 -22.08% -21.73% -7.88%
10/31/2000 -8.10% -6.84% -0.42%
9/30/2000 -6.01% -4.89% -5.28%
8/31/2000 7.25% 15.08% 6.21%
7/31/2000 -2.36% -6.33% -1.56%
6/30/2000 10.15% 10.61% 2.47%
5/31/2000 -5.72% -7.29% -2.05%
4/30/2000 -13.08% -9.71% -3.01%
3/31/2000 -1.40% 0.10% 9.78%
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Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate; an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Adviser has reimbursed certain Fund expenses and the Fund's transfer agency expenses may be reduced by expense offsets from an unaffiliated transfer agent, without which performance would have been lower. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. For performance information current to the most recent month end, click on Total Returns By Month tab above.

*As of fiscal year ended 9/30/2013 the expense ratio of the Fund’s Retail Shares was 1.37%.

Historical Performance for the year 2000 is for the period from inception on 2/29/2000 through 12/31/2000.

Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The indexes are unmanaged. The Russell Midcap™ Growth Index measures the performance of medium-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 Russell Midcap Growth Index, the S&P 500 Index and the Fund are with dividends, which positively impact the performance results.  The Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the Mid-Cap Growth category. The Fund's Retail Shares have been included in the category since inception and the Fund's Institutional Shares since 5/29/09.  As of 6/30/13, the category consisted of 727, 719, 704, 637, 563 and 417 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.