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Blue Chip Fund (A) (PBLAX)






Class A | Class C | Class P

Quick Facts


PBLAX
09/30/2013

06/14/2012
Large Growth
$408.52

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies with large market capitalizations at the time of each purchase. It invests in foreign securities. The fund invests in growth equity securities; growth orientation emphasizes buying equity securities of companies whose potential for growth of capital and earnings is expected to be above average.




Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 02/28/2014
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Investment Style
Stylebox Market Capitalization

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

 
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Out of Funds

Star Rating Not Rated

Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.


Total Returns



Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

Where gross and net expense ratios differ, Principal Management Corporation has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expenses. Differences also may be due to Principal Management Corporation's decision to pay (through the same dates) certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. Returns displayed are based on net total investment expense.


Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 03/31/2014
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Inception*
Excluding Sales Charge % 0.92 0.92 0.92 18.01 --- --- --- 22.06
Including Sales Charge % -4.60 -4.60 -4.60 11.56 --- --- --- 18.29
Russell 1000 Growth Index % -1.01 1.12 1.12 23.22 14.62 21.68 7.86 ---
Large Growth Category % -2.18 0.48 0.48 23.59 12.96 20.22 7.45 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 93 --- --- --- ---
# of Funds in Category 1785 1772 1772 1713 1491 1305 911 ---
09/30/201306/14/2012
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.


Expenses

  as of 03/31/2014
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 1.47%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 1.35%
Waiver Date: 12/29/2014
Contractual Cap Date: 12/29/2014
Maximum Up-front Sales Charge: 5.50%
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge: 1.00%
12b-1 Fee: 0.25%



Growth of $10,000

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Represents performance for Class A shares adjusted for the maximum sales charge and assumes the reinvestment of distributions.

Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.



Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Principal Global Investors



Portfolio Managers

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K. William Nolin , CFA
Since 06/14/2012
M.B.A. , Yale University

Thomas Rozycki , CFA
Since 12/28/2012
B.A. , Drake University






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The full name of this investment option is Principal Blue Chip Fund (A).

Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting principalfunds.com, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

Russell 1000 Growth Index is a market-capitalization weighted index of those firms in the Russell 1000 with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.

These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.