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MBGWX MFS® Growth Allocation B

  • Fund
  • MBGWX
  • Price as of: Nov 21, 2017
  • $20.86
  • + $0.11
  • + 0.53%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

MBGWX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.8%
  • Net Assets $5.07 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 74.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$20.86
$17.97
$20.86

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.11%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 4.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 1.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--70% to 85% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.58%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS® Growth Allocation Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Jun 28, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class B
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Joseph C. Flaherty

MBGWX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MBGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.0% -97.0% 36.5% 71.38% 4
1 Yr 16.9% -52.0% 75.7% 73.69% 4
3 Yr 6.5% * -15.1% 30.2% 81.52% 5
5 Yr 8.8% * -3.3% 20.4% 89.91% 5
10 Yr 4.7% * 0.6% 12.6% 89.10% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MBGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 4.5% -56.6% 121.2% 18.15% 1
2015 -5.3% -40.3% 11.4% 54.28% 3
2014 2.2% -30.1% 42.9% 39.87% 3
2013 18.6% -11.8% 56.4% 77.64% 4
2012 13.7% -21.6% 29.1% 49.13% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MBGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.0% -97.0% 36.5% 71.47% 4
1 Yr 12.9% -71.3% 2606.2% 78.70% 4
3 Yr 5.6% * -21.9% 43.7% 88.67% 5
5 Yr 8.5% * -4.4% 20.4% 95.55% 5
10 Yr 4.7% * 0.0% 12.6% 92.93% 5

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MBGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 4.5% -56.6% 126.1% 20.39% 2
2015 -1.6% -17.8% 28.8% 82.95% 5
2014 3.1% -10.0% 382.6% 91.90% 5
2013 20.6% -2.9% 615.0% 94.15% 5
2012 16.1% -100.0% 357.8% 82.05% 5

NAV & Total Return History

MBGWX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

MBGWX Category Low Category High MBGWX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 5.07 B 373 K 169 B 5.72% 1
Number of Holdings 24 1 2176 12.85% 5
Net Assets in Top 10 3.77 B 0 42.4 B 2.57% 1
Weighting of Top 10 74.8% 0.0% 150.9% 1.48% 1

Top 10 Holdings

  1. MFS® Growth R6 10.97%
  2. MFS® Value R6 10.98%
  3. MFS® Mid Cap Growth R6 9.00%
  4. MFS® Mid Cap Value R6 9.01%
  5. MFS® Research R6 7.99%
  6. MFS® Research International R6 6.98%
  7. MFS® International Value R6 4.99%
  8. MFS® High Income R6 4.99%
  9. MFS® Inflation-Adjusted Bond R6 4.92%
  10. MFS® International Growth R6 4.98%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MBGWX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
73.14% 0.00% 105.74% 26.29% 5
Bonds
22.18% 0.00% 77.09% 0.58% 1
Cash
4.49% -5.74% 100.00% 5.53% 1
Other
0.16% -4.38% 24.55% 8.23% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.02% 0.00% 5.84% 4.50% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.68% 0.96% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MBGWX % Rank Quintile
Technology
12.56% -1.29% 54.16% 34.38% 5
Financial Services
12.33% -2.38% 37.27% 17.03% 3
Industrials
9.63% -0.37% 26.97% 16.97% 3
Healthcare
8.77% -1.03% 95.08% 29.69% 5
Consumer Cyclical
7.91% -2.22% 35.09% 31.23% 5
Consumer Defense
7.58% -1.43% 23.04% 10.28% 2
Basic Materials
4.42% -1.18% 21.47% 5.33% 1
Real Estate
4.10% -0.02% 11.06% 2.70% 1
Energy
2.51% -1.24% 16.17% 13.50% 2
Communication Services
1.81% 0.00% 14.37% 16.90% 4
Utilities
1.52% -0.18% 10.82% 5.46% 1

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MBGWX % Rank Quintile
US
51.43% 0.00% 101.47% 33.48% 5
Non US
21.71% 0.00% 90.05% 1.80% 1

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MBGWX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
10.19% 0.00% 51.09% 0.52% 1
Government
9.95% 0.00% 28.25% 0.52% 1
Cash & Equivalents
4.49% -3.08% 100.00% 5.94% 1
Securitized
2.03% 0.00% 16.62% 0.45% 1
Municipal
0.03% 0.00% 5.83% 0.45% 1
Derivative
0.00% -5.28% 10.62% 0.58% 3

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MBGWX % Rank Quintile
US
14.62% -24.92% 66.01% 0.51% 1
Non US
7.56% 0.00% 42.95% 0.39% 1

MBGWX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MBGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.11% 0.00% 24.91% 12.10% 3
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.50% 5.98% 1
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 0.10% 5
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MBGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MBGWX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 1.50% 8.50% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 4.00% 1.00% 5.50% 1.27% 4

Trading Fees

MBGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MBGWX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

MBGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MBGWX Rank Quintile
Turnover 1.00% 0.00% 601.00% 14.80% 1

MBGWX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MBGWX Category Low Category High MBGWX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 2.83% 35.37% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MBGWX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MBGWX Category Low Category High MBGWX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.58% -13.37% 3.70% 7.27% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MBGWX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

MBGWX - Managers

Joseph C. Flaherty

Manager

Start Date

Jun 28, 2002

Tenure

15.35

Tenure Rank

2.3%

Joseph C. Flaherty, Jr., is an investment officer and chief investment risk officer at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He serves as the director of the MFS' Quantitative Solutions group and is a portfolio manager of the firm's asset allocation portfolios. Joe joined MFS as a fixed-income quantitative research associate in 1993 and was named quantitative research analyst in 1996. He became manager of the Quantitative Research Group and portfolio manager in 1999, director of Fixed Income Quantitative Research in 2004, and director of the Quantitative Solutions Team in 2005. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University in 1984 and an MBA from Bentley College in 1990.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.8

Category Average

7.53

Category Mode

2.8