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MRICX MFS® Research International C

  • Fund
  • MRICX
  • Price as of: Nov 12, 2018
  • $16.27
  • - $0.28
  • - 1.69%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities

MRICX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -10.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.5%
  • Net Assets $7.55 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 19.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$16.27
$16.11
$19.38

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.84%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 25.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -10.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.44%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS® Research International Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Jan 02, 1998
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Thomas Melendez

Fund Description

The fund normally invests its assets primarily in foreign equity securities, including emerging market 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. MFS normally invests the fund's assets across different industries, sectors, countries, and regions, but MFS may invest a significant percentage of the fund's assets in issuers in a single industry, sector, country, or region.

MRICX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -10.6% -67.1% 22.9% 37.73% 3
1 Yr -6.7% -25.1% 35.6% 29.73% 2
3 Yr 3.0% * -6.1% 13.6% 47.56% 3
5 Yr 0.5% * -10.0% 10.6% 84.37% 5
10 Yr 5.9% * -5.5% 12.9% 63.64% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 26.7% -9.2% 37.4% 13.95% 1
2016 -2.8% -16.1% 238.9% 59.64% 4
2015 -3.6% -29.1% 21.2% 52.69% 3
2014 -9.0% -27.8% 24.9% 62.46% 4
2013 16.9% -100.0% 36.9% 50.00% 3

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -10.6% -100.0% 22.9% 37.45% 3
1 Yr -7.7% -19.8% 98.5% 36.04% 2
3 Yr 3.0% * -7.3% 24.3% 42.23% 3
5 Yr 0.5% * -10.0% 10.6% 78.63% 4
10 Yr 5.9% * -5.5% 12.9% 59.93% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MRICX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2017 26.7% -8.9% 37.4% 13.95% 1
2016 -2.8% -16.1% 238.9% 64.49% 4
2015 -2.8% -29.1% 25.7% 64.06% 4
2014 -7.8% -16.2% 27.3% 83.17% 5
2013 18.3% -100.0% 43.5% 70.63% 4

NAV & Total Return History

MRICX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2018

Concentration Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 7.55 B 988 K 336 B 3.69% 1
Number of Holdings 106 1 9079 18.30% 3
Net Assets in Top 10 1.59 B -190 M 31.6 B 4.40% 1
Weighting of Top 10 19.3% 3.6% 520.0% 19.43% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 2.42%
  2. Nestle SA 2.81%
  3. Schneider Electric SE 1.92%
  4. Bayer AG 1.77%
  5. AIA Group Ltd 1.71%
  6. UBS Group AG 1.80%
  7. Linde AG Bearer Shs Br Shares submitted for exchange 1.95%
  8. Novo Nordisk A/S B 1.67%
  9. British American Tobacco PLC 1.65%
  10. Akzo Nobel NV 1.62%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
98.39% 0.47% 121.05% 8.79% 2
Cash
1.61% -161.71% 34.06% 18.44% 3
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.38% 5.25% 3
Other
0.00% -4.26% 105.35% 16.45% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.87% 3.12% 3
Bonds
0.00% -0.26% 155.88% 5.53% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
20.11% 0.00% 36.51% 11.06% 2
Basic Materials
11.49% 0.00% 25.84% 2.70% 1
Industrials
11.28% 0.00% 28.29% 20.43% 4
Consumer Defense
11.08% 0.01% 31.49% 9.22% 2
Technology
10.87% 0.00% 28.76% 15.32% 3
Healthcare
10.50% 0.00% 24.99% 10.64% 2
Consumer Cyclical
7.86% 0.01% 29.48% 28.51% 5
Energy
5.69% 0.00% 24.87% 15.32% 3
Communication Services
3.69% 0.00% 22.28% 14.89% 3
Utilities
3.29% 0.00% 15.86% 6.67% 2
Real Estate
2.53% 0.00% 9.01% 11.91% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Non US
92.47% -0.06% 126.72% 18.16% 3
US
5.92% -23.80% 100.79% 9.50% 2

MRICX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.84% 0.00% 9.78% 14.91% 4
Management Fee 0.72% 0.00% 1.34% 4.40% 3
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 0.23% 5
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.50% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MRICX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.10% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.50% 5.22% 2

Trading Fees

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MRICX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.10% 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.

MRICX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MRICX Rank Quintile
Turnover 25.00% 1.00% 733.00% 15.04% 2

MRICX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 2.33% 79.78% 5

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MRICX Category Low Category High MRICX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.44% -0.92% 5.71% 32.67% 5

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

MRICX - Managers

Thomas Melendez

Manager

Start Date

May 31, 2005

Tenure

13.43

Tenure Rank

2.3%

Thomas Melendez is an investment officer at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and an institutional equity portfolio manager of the firm's global equity portfolios. He joined MFS in 2002 as an institutional portfolio manager with more than 10 years experience, including three years as an emerging market product specialist for Schroders North America, two years as a general manager for Schroders Argentina, and another three years as a vice president, Latin American fund manager for Schroders Capital Management International, London.


Victoria J. Higley

Manager

Start Date

Apr 29, 2016

Tenure

2.51

Tenure Rank

12.1%

Victoria Higley, ASIP, Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, joined MFS in 2011. Previous experience includes 3 years as UK Institutional Client Director at Fidelity International, 14 years as a UK Institutional Client Director, Pan European Equity Analyst, and UK Portfolio Manager at UBS Asset Management ( formerly Phillips & Drew). Affiliations include regular member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of the UK. Ms. Higley holds a BA from Durham University.


José Luis García

Manager

Start Date

May 31, 2005

Tenure

13.43

Tenure Rank

2.3%

Jose Luis Garcia is an investment officer, equity portfolio manager and the director of equity - Latin America at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He manages or comanages several international equity portfolios for MFS, including Latin American and emerging markets portfolios, as well as oversees the analyst-led research international portfolios. He also contributes to the MFS global research platform as an equity research analyst focused on Latin American stocks. He is based in Mexico City. Jose Luis joined MFS in 2002. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Telefonica B2B in Mexico


Camille Humphries Lee

Manager

Start Date

Sep 01, 2018

Tenure

0.16

Tenure Rank

15.2%

Ms. Humphries Lee, an Investment Officer of MFS, has been employed in the investment area of MFS since 2000. all and Mid Cap Growth Equity Portfolio Manager - Participates in the research process and strategy discussions, assesses portfolio risk, collaborates on portfolio construction, manages daily cash flows, and communicates investment policy and strategy - Joined MFS in 2000 as an Associate Portfolio Manager; named Portfolio Manager in 2004


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

26.9

Category Average

6.69

Category Mode

0.5