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MSFRX MFS Total Return A

  • Fund
  • MSFRX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $18.28
  • - $0.01
  • - 0.06%
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio

MSFRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 6.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 7.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.7%
  • Net Assets $7.44 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 17.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$18.28
$16.29
$18.29

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.74%

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

Diversified Portfolio
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.4%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.35%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS® Total Return Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Oct 06, 1970
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jonathan W. Sage

Fund Description

The fund invests its assets in equity securities and debt instruments. 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. Debt instruments include corporate bonds, U.S. government securities, asset-backed securities, foreign government securities, and other obligations to repay money borrowed. It seeks to invest between 40% and 75% of its assets in equity securities and at least 25% of its assets in fixed-income senior securities.

MSFRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 6.5% -65.8% 22.5% 14.73% 1
1 Yr 4.8% -30.1% 18.0% 11.67% 1
3 Yr 7.3% * -14.0% 12.6% 8.45% 1
5 Yr 8.7% * -13.4% 12.2% 9.29% 1
10 Yr 6.0% * -5.6% 9.0% 21.02% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -5.6% -61.2% 48.7% 39.21% 3
2014 N/A -11.0% 4.5% N/A N/A
2013 N/A -11.5% 25.9% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 5.1% 15.7% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -7.3% 5.7% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 6.5% -65.8% 22.5% 14.86% 1
1 Yr -1.2% -30.1% 17.0% 62.53% 4
3 Yr 5.2% * -15.0% 12.6% 32.60% 2
5 Yr 7.4% * -13.7% 12.2% 21.79% 2
10 Yr 5.4% * -5.6% 9.0% 36.39% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -5.6% -61.2% 48.7% 39.26% 3
2014 N/A -11.0% 9.6% N/A N/A
2013 N/A -4.1% 29.6% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 7.8% 20.7% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -3.5% 11.7% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

MSFRX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 7.44 B 81.4 K 102 B 1.46% 1
Number of Holdings 848 1 12089 3.48% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 1.26 B -654 M 19.5 B 3.57% 1
Weighting of Top 10 17.3% 0.0% 246.1% 26.04% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. US Treasury Note 1% 3.29%
  2. US Treasury Bond 2.875% 3.04%
  3. JPMorgan Chase & Co 2.24%
  4. US Treasury Note 3.125% 1.51%
  5. Philip Morris International Inc 1.65%
  6. Johnson & Johnson 1.25%
  7. Verizon Communications Inc 1.16%
  8. Merck & Co Inc 1.10%
  9. Comcast Corp Class A 1.05%
  10. US Treasury Note 2.5% 0.97%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
58.22% -3.90% 139.24% 11.65% 2
Bonds
36.75% -0.39% 98.35% 12.65% 3
Cash
4.73% -80.76% 100.06% 19.59% 4
Other
0.17% -9.98% 131.62% 16.93% 5
Preferred Stocks
0.14% -0.04% 36.35% 8.47% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 33.12% 6.86% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
12.16% -5.44% 81.82% 4.18% 1
Healthcare
8.81% -0.78% 26.13% 6.78% 2
Industrials
8.46% -4.76% 59.46% 5.76% 1
Consumer Defense
7.25% -6.80% 33.05% 3.71% 1
Technology
5.13% -11.24% 86.30% 16.67% 3
Consumer Cyclical
4.24% -6.71% 67.05% 16.53% 4
Energy
3.94% -3.72% 31.87% 8.87% 2
Communication Services
3.15% -2.19% 32.13% 4.55% 1
Basic Materials
2.50% -3.08% 25.70% 8.22% 2
Utilities
1.94% -6.48% 56.47% 7.47% 2
Real Estate
0.63% -2.11% 51.75% 17.22% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank Quintile
US
52.30% -123.16% 136.63% 7.78% 2
Non US
5.92% -2.43% 163.55% 18.86% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank Quintile
Securitized
13.51% -0.01% 42.26% 5.72% 2
Government
12.26% -160.96% 76.37% 10.39% 2
Corporate
10.99% 0.00% 93.84% 18.49% 4
Cash & Equivalents
4.73% -80.82% 157.26% 19.31% 4
Municipal
0.13% 0.00% 137.36% 7.00% 3
Derivative
0.00% -84.53% 22.60% 2.97% 2

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank Quintile
US
33.79% -31.85% 93.68% 10.07% 2
Non US
2.96% -57.44% 70.46% 16.98% 4

MSFRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MSFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.74% 0.00% 165.34% 15.71% 2
Management Fee 0.35% 0.00% 2.55% 4.13% 3
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 0.95% 2
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.83% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MSFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MSFRX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.14% 5.75% 0.23% 4
Deferred Load N/A 0.75% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

MSFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MSFRX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.11% 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.

MSFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High MSFRX Rank Quintile
Turnover 45.00% 0.00% 5473.00% 10.80% 3

MSFRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 11.33% 11.12% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.35% -2.96% 9.94% 8.70% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

MSFRX - Managers

Jonathan W. Sage

Manager

Start Date

Apr 30, 2013

Tenure

3.25

Tenure Rank

4.7%

Jonathan W. Sage, CFA, is an investment officer and a portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management. He manages blended research equity strategies utilized by the firm's mutual funds and institutional accounts. He joined MFS in 2000 as a quantitative equity research analyst and was named a portfolio manager in 2005. rior to joining MFS, Jonathan spent two years as a supervisor of portfolio administration for Santander Global Advisors, Inc. and three years as a senior mutual fund accountant for First Data Investor Services Group.


Nevin P. Chitkara

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2006

Tenure

10.26

Tenure Rank

1.6%

Nevin Chitkara is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management (MFS®) and a portfolio manager of the firm's value, total return, and global total return portfolios. Prior to being named portfolio manager in 2006, Nevin was an equity research analyst specializing in the business services, cellular telephone, and telephone services industries. Nevin joined MFS in 1997. Previously, he served on the corporate audit and business development staffs of General Electric Co.


Joshua P. Marston

Manager

Start Date

Nov 20, 2008

Tenure

7.7

Tenure Rank

2.4%

Joshua P. Marston is an Investment Officer, Director of Fixed Income, and Director of Structured & Financial Research at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). Josh's responsibilities include managing MFS' fixed income portfolio management team as well as oversight of MFS' structured product strategy, dedicated structured product portfolios, and portfolio management responsibilities for several of the firm's other fixed income strategies. Josh joined MFS in 1999 as a credit analyst and was named portfolio manager and Head of Structured Product Research in 2002. In 2005, he was named Director of


Richard O. Hawkins

Manager

Start Date

Oct 31, 2005

Tenure

10.76

Tenure Rank

1.5%

Richard O. Hawkins, CFA - Investment Officer - Fixed Income Portfolio Manager - Serves on MFS Fixed Income Strategy Group, Fixed Income Risk & Opportunities Group. - As an Investment Grade Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk assessment and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 1988; previous positions include High Grade Credit Research Analyst; European Credit Research Analyst; International Sovereign and Currency Analyst. - Previous experience includes 2 years as Credit and Sovereign Analyst at Fidelity Investments; 5 years as International Lending Officer at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company covering Brazil. - Affiliations include CFA Institute. - University of Pennsylvania, MBA, with distinction - Brown University, AB, Phi Beta Kappa


William P. Douglas

Manager

Start Date

Oct 26, 2004

Tenure

11.77

Tenure Rank

1.2%

William P. Douglas is an Investment Officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is an Investment Grade Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager of the balanced portfolios of our mutual funds, variable annuities, and institutional accounts. In this capacity, William participates in the research process and strategy discussions, maintains overall responsibility for portfolio construction, final buy and sell decisions, and risk management. William joined MFS in 2004 with more than 14 years experience, including ten years as vice president and senior mortgage analyst for Wellington Management Co. LLP.; and four years as a risk analyst for Arthur D. Little Inc. He earned a master's degree from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an artium baccaleureus degree from Brown University.


Steven R. Gorham

Manager

Start Date

Jan 21, 2002

Tenure

14.53

Tenure Rank

0.8%

Steven R. Gorham, CFA, is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and a portfolio manager of the value and global balanced portfolios of our mutual funds, variable annuities, and institutional investment products. Steve joined MFS in 1989 as a teleservices representative and became a member of the Financial Advisor Division sales desk in 1991. In 1992 he joined the Equity Research Department, and he became a research analyst in 1993 and an investment officer in 1996. He was named portfolio manager in 2000.


Brooks A. Taylor

Manager

Start Date

Feb 01, 2004

Tenure

12.5

Tenure Rank

1.1%

Brooks Taylor is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is a portfolio manager of the balanced portfolios of our mutual funds, variable annuities, and institutional accounts. Brooks joined MFS in 1996 as an analyst. Prior to joining the firm, he was an analyst with Lodestar Group, a subsidiary of Société Générale. He has also held positions as an analyst with Fidelity Management and Research Company and Salomon Brothers. Prior to his current assignment he was a portfolio manager of our large-cap core portfolios. Brooks earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Yale University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

35.6

Category Average

5.33

Category Mode

1.6