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MMUFX MFS Utilities A

  • Fund
  • MMUFX
  • Price as of: Dec 08, 2016
  • $17.89
  • + $0.04
  • + 0.22%
  • Category
  • Utilities Equities

MMUFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 6.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 7.3%
  • Net Assets $4.02 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 33.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$17.89
$15.25
$19.55

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.99%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 45.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Utilities Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Utilities

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 8.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.10%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS® Utilities Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Feb 14, 1992
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Claud P. Davis

Fund Description

The MFS Utilities Fund Class A (MMUFX) is an actively managed, specialized fund that bets on the utilities sector of the U.S. stock market. This includes electricity providers, natural gas distribution firms as well as water and telecommunications firms. MMUFX’s managers seek those utilities that have strong growth prospects. The fund may also hold utility convertible bonds and preferred stocks.

Given its narrow focus on utility stocks, MMUFX should be used as a side bet within a broad equity portfolio. The fund is managed by MFS Investment Management

MMUFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 6.3% -10.4% 18.5% 72.92% 4
1 Yr 5.4% -2.1% 17.7% 85.42% 5
3 Yr 1.5% * 0.8% 11.1% 91.30% 5
5 Yr 7.3% * 6.5% 11.7% 86.67% 5
10 Yr 6.2% * 4.6% 8.8% 31.11% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -21.8% -40.3% 0.0% 72.34% 4
2014 3.2% -10.4% 22.8% 82.98% 5
2013 12.0% 0.0% 28.2% 45.65% 3
2012 9.9% -12.5% 10.4% 11.36% 1
2011 3.2% -7.6% 21.2% 72.73% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 8.6% -10.4% 20.7% 77.08% 4
1 Yr -0.7% -3.1% 17.7% 97.92% 5
3 Yr -0.5% * -0.5% 11.1% 100.00% 5
5 Yr 6.0% * 6.0% 11.7% 100.00% 5
10 Yr 5.6% * 4.6% 8.8% 51.11% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -15.8% -22.6% 13.0% 85.11% 5
2014 15.7% 0.0% 29.8% 74.47% 4
2013 28.0% 0.0% 58.2% 34.78% 2
2012 20.2% 0.0% 23.4% 15.91% 1
2011 10.7% 0.0% 44.9% 81.82% 5

NAV & Total Return History

MMUFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 4.02 B 19.3 M 6.3 B 4.17% 2
Number of Holdings 114 29 268 4.17% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 1.43 B 7.99 M 2.77 B 6.25% 2
Weighting of Top 10 33.3% 27.2% 71.0% 31.25% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. PPL Corp 3.60%
  2. NextEra Energy Inc 4.90%
  3. Sempra Energy 3.68%
  4. Exelon Corp 5.00%
  5. EDP Renovaveis SA 3.04%
  6. Charter Communications Inc A 2.85%
  7. Enel SpA 2.64%
  8. PG&E Corp 2.84%
  9. Exelon Corp 2.42%
  10. EDP - Energias de Portugal SA 2.33%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
94.14% 92.27% 99.97% 35.42% 5
Cash
3.25% -0.44% 5.77% 8.33% 1
Preferred Stocks
2.62% 0.00% 2.62% 2.08% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.08% 2
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.19% 8.33% 3
Other
-0.01% -0.21% 4.15% 16.67% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank Quintile
Utilities
60.88% 19.84% 98.83% 25.00% 4
Energy
15.34% 0.39% 29.62% 12.50% 2
Communication Services
15.07% 0.00% 33.92% 12.50% 2
Consumer Cyclical
2.15% 0.00% 2.15% 2.08% 1
Industrials
0.70% 0.00% 17.35% 16.67% 3
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 7.85% 8.33% 3
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 6.25% 3
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 6.60% 12.50% 3
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 4.17% 3
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 14.28% 22.92% 4
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 3.04% 18.75% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank Quintile
US
65.38% 41.49% 99.97% 35.42% 5
Non US
28.76% 0.00% 50.78% 4.17% 1

MMUFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.99% 0.10% 2.55% 56.25% 2
Management Fee 0.58% 0.08% 1.00% 14.58% 3
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 17.65% 2
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.25% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MMUFX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 3.50% 5.75% 10.00% 3
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MMUFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 2.00% 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.

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MMUFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 45.00% 3.00% 475.00% 20.83% 3

MMUFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.6% 0.06% 1.59% 16.67% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.10% 0.56% 3.38% 27.08% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

MMUFX - Managers

Claud P. Davis

Manager

Start Date

Apr 30, 2014

Tenure

2.59

Tenure Rank

27.9%

Employed in the investment area of MFS since 1994


Maura A. Shaughnessy

Manager

Start Date

Feb 14, 1992

Tenure

24.81

Tenure Rank

1.2%

Ms. Shaughnessy has managed the MainStay VP MFS® Utilities Portfolio since 2012. She is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and portfolio manager of the firm's utilities portfolios. Maura joined MFS in 1991 as a research analyst and became a portfolio manager in 1992. Prior to joining the firm she worked for Harvard Management Co. and the Federal Reserve Bank. A graduate of Colby College and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration of Dartmouth College,She is a CFA® charterholder.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.9

Category High

24.8

Category Average

11.2

Category Mode

1.9