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MQLCX MFS Limited Maturity C

  • Fund
  • MQLCX
  • Price as of: Dec 09, 2016
  • $5.97
  • - $0.00
  • - 0.00%
  • Category
  • Total Bond Market

MQLCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -0.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.4%
  • Net Assets $1.49 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 9.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$5.97
$5.95
$6.01

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.60%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 30.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Total Bond Market
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Short-Term Bond

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 0.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.09%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS® Limited Maturity Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Jul 01, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager James J. Calmas

Fund Description

The fund normally invests its assets primarily in debt instruments. Debt instruments include U.S. government securities, corporate bonds, foreign government securities, asset-backed securities, and other obligations to repay money borrowed. Its dollar-weighted average effective maturity will normally not exceed five years.

MQLCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MQLCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.3% -11.3% 201.5% 42.56% 3
1 Yr 0.4% -12.6% 13.8% 87.14% 5
3 Yr -0.2% * -5.9% 8.2% 93.75% 5
5 Yr 0.4% * -3.1% 13.6% 92.01% 5
10 Yr 1.3% * -2.2% 9.5% 93.82% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MQLCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -1.0% -33.0% 3.0% 11.53% 2
2014 -0.7% -9.3% 14.9% 47.85% 4
2013 -1.3% -24.1% 40.4% 19.39% 2
2012 1.0% -100.0% 18.7% 53.11% 4
2011 -1.8% -20.6% 15.5% 54.27% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MQLCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 0.3% -9.9% 204.3% 51.97% 4
1 Yr -0.6% -12.6% 16.3% 79.21% 5
3 Yr -0.2% * -7.2% 8.2% 90.91% 5
5 Yr 0.4% * -3.9% 13.6% 90.78% 5
10 Yr 1.3% * -2.2% 9.5% 93.08% 5

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MQLCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -1.0% -32.5% 4.5% 29.47% 2
2014 -0.7% -8.3% 16.8% 65.05% 5
2013 -1.3% -12.9% 58.5% 33.33% 3
2012 1.0% -100.0% 35.2% 67.22% 5
2011 -1.8% -20.7% 18.1% 66.26% 5

NAV & Total Return History

MQLCX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

MQLCX Category Low Category High MQLCX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.49 B 319 K 176 B 10.12% 2
Number of Holdings 427 1 17569 12.46% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 147 M -36 B 36.7 B 13.48% 3
Weighting of Top 10 9.8% 0.0% 1167.9% 29.09% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. US Treasury Note 0.875% 2.06%
  2. US Treasury Note 0.625% 1.79%
  3. Fed Natl Mort Assc 2.5% 0.98%
  4. Volkswagen Cr Ownr Tr 2014-1 FRN 0.73%
  5. Kommuninvest I Sverige Ab 144A 1.125% 0.73%
  6. Swedbank Ab 144A 2.125% 0.73%
  7. Ge Dealer Flrpln 2014-1 FRN 0.71%
  8. Ab Svensk Exportkredit 1.125% 0.68%
  9. Shire Acquisitions Invts Irela 1.9% 0.69%
  10. Nextera Engy Cap Hldgs 2.056% 0.66%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MQLCX % Rank Quintile
Bonds
93.09% -175.98% 1241.14% 14.70% 3
Cash
6.91% -1141.94% 275.92% 11.90% 2
Other
0.00% -30.13% 98.36% 13.73% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 12.73% 5.65% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.45% 17.66% 7.53% 4
Stocks
0.00% -3.27% 98.55% 6.00% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MQLCX % Rank Quintile
Corporate
65.65% 0.00% 221.70% 2.24% 1
Securitized
18.26% 0.00% 105.84% 22.53% 4
Government
8.18% -389.49% 1167.69% 22.28% 4
Cash & Equivalents
6.91% -1141.94% 416.01% 11.90% 2
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 98.41% 13.84% 5
Derivative
0.00% -513.07% 38.63% 2.39% 2

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MQLCX % Rank Quintile
US
62.10% -370.09% 982.00% 24.21% 4
Non US
30.99% -45.82% 351.70% 4.02% 1

MQLCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MQLCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.60% 0.00% 42.51% 6.51% 5
Management Fee 0.40% 0.00% 2.15% 2.85% 3
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 0.08% 5
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.63% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MQLCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MQLCX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 0.15% 5.50% 2.51% 2

Trading Fees

MQLCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MQLCX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 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.

MQLCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MQLCX Rank Quintile
Turnover 30.00% 0.00% 1856.00% 15.32% 1

MQLCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MQLCX Category Low Category High MQLCX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.0% 0.00% 1.30% 32.41% 5

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MQLCX Category Low Category High MQLCX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.09% -1.76% 17.13% 23.46% 5

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

MQLCX - Managers

James J. Calmas

Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 1998

Tenure

18.93

Tenure Rank

0.7%

James J. Calmas is an Investment Officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and Portfolio Manager of the firm's strategic income, intermediate bond and limited maturity portfolios. He is a member of the MFS Fixed Income Strategy Group. Jim joined MFS in 1988 and was named portfolio manager in 1990. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA degree from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration of Dartmouth College.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

27.9

Category Average

6.12

Category Mode

1.9