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MFEGX MFS® Growth A

  • Fund
  • MFEGX
  • Price as of: Nov 21, 2017
  • $91.89
  • + $0.83
  • + 0.91%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

MFEGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 29.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 16.4%
  • Net Assets $16.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 35.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$91.89
$70.66
$91.89

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.01%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 24.00%

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 Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 29.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.11%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield N/A
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS® Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Sep 13, 1993
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Eric B. Fischman

Fund Description

The fund normally invests in equity securities. Equity securities include common stocks and other securities that represent an ownership interest (or right to acquire an ownership interest) in a company or other issuer. The adviser focuses on investing the fund's assets in the stocks of companies the advisor believes to have above average earnings growth potential compared to other companies (growth companies).

MFEGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 29.9% -97.0% 36.5% 18.77% 1
1 Yr 27.9% -52.0% 75.7% 21.65% 2
3 Yr 12.7% * -15.1% 30.2% 14.19% 1
5 Yr 16.4% * -3.3% 20.4% 16.83% 1
10 Yr 8.8% * 0.6% 12.6% 14.67% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 0.6% -56.6% 121.2% 37.90% 2
2015 3.1% -40.3% 11.4% 11.38% 1
2014 4.3% -30.1% 42.9% 29.20% 2
2013 34.1% -11.8% 56.4% 15.62% 1
2012 17.1% -21.6% 29.1% 19.45% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 29.9% -97.0% 36.5% 18.91% 1
1 Yr 20.6% -71.3% 2606.2% 55.52% 3
3 Yr 10.5% * -21.9% 43.7% 40.01% 3
5 Yr 15.1% * -4.4% 20.4% 33.94% 2
10 Yr 8.1% * 0.0% 12.6% 25.87% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 0.6% -56.6% 126.1% 41.05% 3
2015 7.4% -17.8% 28.8% 22.20% 2
2014 9.3% -10.0% 382.6% 74.17% 4
2013 41.8% -2.9% 615.0% 64.08% 4
2012 20.3% -100.0% 357.8% 64.77% 4

NAV & Total Return History

MFEGX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 16.4 B 373 K 169 B 1.29% 1
Number of Holdings 90 1 2176 8.74% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 5.56 B 0 42.4 B 1.41% 1
Weighting of Top 10 35.2% 0.0% 150.9% 19.34% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Visa Inc Class A 3.98%
  2. Alphabet Inc A 3.85%
  3. Facebook Inc A 5.47%
  4. Alphabet Inc C 2.64%
  5. Mastercard Inc A 2.92%
  6. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 2.36%
  7. Amazon.com Inc 4.13%
  8. American Tower Corp 2.37%
  9. Adobe Systems Inc 2.95%
  10. Microsoft Corp 4.56%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.39% 0.00% 105.74% 13.50% 4
Cash
2.61% -5.74% 100.00% 10.15% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.84% 4.63% 3
Other
0.00% -4.38% 24.55% 9.19% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.68% 0.96% 3
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 77.09% 4.05% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank Quintile
Technology
34.02% -1.29% 54.16% 7.65% 2
Healthcare
15.20% -1.03% 95.08% 15.17% 3
Financial Services
11.94% -2.38% 37.27% 17.74% 3
Consumer Cyclical
11.81% -2.22% 35.09% 24.61% 4
Industrials
9.97% -0.37% 26.97% 15.81% 3
Consumer Defense
6.51% -1.43% 23.04% 13.69% 3
Communication Services
3.99% 0.00% 14.37% 7.90% 2
Basic Materials
3.42% -1.18% 21.47% 9.25% 2
Energy
0.51% -1.24% 16.17% 21.92% 4
Utilities
0.00% -0.18% 10.82% 10.03% 4
Real Estate
0.00% -0.02% 11.06% 16.32% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank Quintile
US
94.25% 0.00% 101.47% 12.40% 2
Non US
3.14% 0.00% 90.05% 21.79% 4

MFEGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.01% 0.00% 24.91% 12.74% 2
Management Fee 0.58% 0.00% 1.50% 3.34% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 1.25% 2
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MFEGX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 1.50% 8.50% 1.18% 4
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MFEGX 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.

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MFEGX Rank Quintile
Turnover 24.00% 0.00% 601.00% 11.71% 1

MFEGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield N/A 0.00% 2.83% N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.11% -13.37% 3.70% 11.71% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Daily Annually

MFEGX - Managers

Eric B. Fischman

Manager

Start Date

Apr 02, 2002

Tenure

15.59

Tenure Rank

2.2%

Eric B. Fischman, is an investment officer and portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management®. He manages growth equity portfolios. Eric joined MFS as an equity research analyst in 2000 and was named portfolio manager in 2002. Prior to joining MFS he served as an equity research analyst at State Street Research and he was a staff attorney at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, a law degree from Boston University School of Law, and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University. He also holds the Certified Financial Analyst designation.


Matthew D. Sabel

Manager

Start Date

Apr 30, 2014

Tenure

3.51

Tenure Rank

11.7%

Matthew D. Sabel - Investment Officer - Equity Research Analyst, Equity Portfolio Manager - Joined MFS in 2009 - Previous experience includes 9 years as Health Care Sector Leader, Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst, and Senior Research Associate at Fidelity Management and Research; 2 years as Associate Consultant at Putnam Associates; 1 year as Mutual Fund Accountant at Investors Bank and Trust. - Tufts University, BA, cum laude


Paul J. Gordon

Manager

Start Date

Jul 01, 2017

Tenure

0.33

Tenure Rank

15.1%

Paul J. Gordon - Investment Officer - Equity Portfolio Manager - As an Equity Portfolio Manager, responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk control and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 2004 - Previous experience includes 3 years as Equity Research Associate at Fidelity Investments Management and Research Co. - Babson College, BS, cum laude


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.8

Category Average

7.53

Category Mode

2.8