Top Mutual Funds and ETFs that Own Meta (FB), formerly Facebook, Stock

Meta Inc. (FB), formerly Facebook, has established itself as the leading social media giant. In 2020, Meta generated more than $85.97 billion in revenue and $29.15 billion in net income or profit.

When Meta issued its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18, 2012, many mutual funds had already snapped up shares on the private market. A mutual fund is an investment vehicle that contains a basket of securities or stocks.

Although Meta's stock price has gone on a roller-coaster ride, the mutual funds that held the stock benefited from its high growth rate. It is important to note that these funds have ownership of the Meta Class A shares and not the Class B shares, which carry heavier voting rights.

For investors looking for exposure to Meta through the company's equity shares, below are the top mutual holders of Meta's stock.

On Oct. 28, 2021, Facebook Inc. changed its name to Meta Inc. and will change its stock ticker from FB to MVRS effective Dec. 1, 2021.

1. The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTSAX)

Meta's largest mutual fund holder is the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares (VTSAX), which has approximately $1.4 trillion in assets under management. Vanguard's VTSAX owns nearly 68 million shares of Meta with a market value of more than $22 billion as of Dec. 31, 2021.

The VTSAX is designed to offer broad exposure to the total U.S. stock market and has an expense ratio of 0.04% and a five-year annualized return of 17.98% as of Dec. 31, 2021. The fund has a $3,000 minimum investment requirement.

For those who are unable to meet the $3,000 initial investment, Vanguard offers an exchange traded fund (ETF) called the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI). The ETF is similar to the VTSAX but has a lower initial investment requirement, which is the price of one share.

2. The Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares (VFIAX)

Meta's second-largest mutual fund holder is the Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares (VFIAX), which owns nearly 50 million shares of the social media giant with a market value of approximately $16.8 billion as of Dec. 31, 2021.

Vanguard's VFIAX invests in 500 of the largest companies in the U.S. stock market and has approximately $856.1 billion in assets under management. The fund has an expense ratio of 0.04%, and a five-year annualized return of 18.43% as of Dec. 31, 2021.

The minimum investment requirement is $3,000, but again, Vanguard offers an ETF version called the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO). The VOO is similar in design to the VFIAX and costs the price of one share.

3. The Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX)

Launched by Fidelity in May 1967, the Fidelity Contrafund seeks to provide capital appreciation by typically investing in common stocks with growth or value characteristics. As of Dec. 31, 2021, Meta was the fund's largest holding with a $14 billion market value accounting for 9.7% of the fund's assets.

The Fidelity Contrafund has over $117 billion in assets under management and an expense ratio of 0.86% as of March 01, 2021. The FCNTX has a five-year annualized return of 19.52% as of Dec. 31, 2021.

Other Funds that Hold Meta Shares

These funds also have a significant investment in Meta and fall under the top ten funds that hold equity shares in the social media giant.

1. The Growth Fund of America (AGTHX)

The Growth Fund of America was launched in 1973. As of Dec. 31, 2021, Meta was the fund's fourth-largest largest holding representing 4.1% of its assets.

The Growth Fund of America has more than $263.2 billion in assets under management and has a five-year annualized return of 15.94% as of Feb. 8, 2022. The fund's expense ratio is 0.61% as of Dec. 31, 2021.

2. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) holds more than 25.23 million shares of Meta, which comprises 1.36% of the fund's holdings as of Feb. 8, 2022. The SPY is managed by State Street Global Advisors and tracks the S&P 500 Index.

The SPY has an expense ratio of .0945% and holds $410.1 billion in assets under management as of Feb. 8, 2022. The SPY has a five-year annualized return of 16.62% as of Jan. 31, 2022.

3. The T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund (TRCBX)

The T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund began in 1993 and focuses on large companies with strong prospects for long-term growth. As of Jan. 31, 2022, the fund has more than $89 billion in assets under management, of which 6.92% are invested in Meta, representing the fund's fifth-largest holding.

The T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund has an expense ratio of 0.68% and has produced a five-year average annual return of 23.48% as of Dec. 31, 2021.

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