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With over $555 billion of assets under management, T. Rowe Price is one of the world’s leading investment management companies. Founded in 1937 by Thomas Rowe Price, Jr, the company offers a wide range of mutual funds, sub-advisory and separate account management services for both individual and institutional investors. It relies on fundamental research and a disciplined approach to provide a full range of investment strategies. The company’s strict adherence to stated investment objectives ensures the long term integrity of its client portfolios

Below we will share with you 5 top rated T. Rowe Price mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we expect these funds to outperform their peers in the future.  To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all T. Rowe Price funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

T. Rowe Price International Discovery (PRIDX - MF report) invests a large share of its assets in foreign companies and purchases stocks issued from both mature and emerging markets. The fund focuses on investing in small and mid-cap companies. Its portfolio could consist of a minimum of 10 countries and 100 different firms. The fund has a three year annualized return of 12.06%.

Justin Thomson is the fund manager and has managed this T. Rowe Price mutual fund since 1998.

T. Rowe Price Japan (PRJPX - MF report) seeks long term capital growth by pre-dominantly investing in equities of companies located in Japan. The fund focuses on growth stocks having the potential to outperform the market by virtue of their earnings growth. The fund has a three year annualized return of 4.19%.

The T. Rowe Price mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 1.12% compared to a category average of 1.58%.

T. Rowe Price Inflation Protected Bond Fund (PRIPX - MF report) invests the majority of its assets in inflation protected bonds issued by U.S Treasury. The fund may also look to invest in fixed income securities that are not inflation indexed. The fund has a three year annualized return of 9.46%.

Daniel O. Shackleford is the fund manager and has managed this T. Rowe Price mutual fund since 2002.

T. Rowe Price Growth Stock (PRGFX - MF report) seeks both capital appreciation and dividend income. The fund invests in companies with strong cash flow streams having the ability to pay periodic dividends. It focuses on growth oriented companies and concentrates on acquiring common stocks. The fund has a three year annualized return of 17.06%.

As of March 2012, this T. Rowe Price mutual fund held 126 issues, with 11.24% of its total assets invested in Apple, Inc.

T. Rowe Price US Treasury Long-Term (PRULX - MF report) utilizes a minimum of 85% of the fund’s assets to purchase U.S. Treasury securities. The average weighted maturity period of the fund varies between 10 to 30 years. The fund has a three year annualized return of 13.93%.

The T. Rowe Price mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 0.55% compared to a category average of 0.84%.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all T. Rowe Price mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.

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