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Dreyfus Appreciation Investor

DGAGX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 17.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 15.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 14.8%
  • Net Assets $2.05 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 46.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$39.65
$24.41
$39.67

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.89%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 4.73%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare DGAGX to Popular U.S. Large-Cap Blend Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$92.05

+0.11%

$921.44 B

-

$0.00

15.55%

-

$189.07

+1.27%

$921.44 B

1.18%

$2.20

15.65%

-

$336.30

+1.10%

$557.01 B

1.61%

$5.35

13.93%

-

$339.49

+0.19%

$557.01 B

-

$0.00

13.86%

-

$366.02

+1.09%

$277.59 B

1.57%

$5.68

13.96%

-

DGAGX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 17.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.97%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    BNY Mellon Appreciation Fund, Inc.
  • Fund Family Name
    Dreyfus
  • Inception Date
    Jan 18, 1984
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Fayez Sarofim

DGAGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.8% -36.8% 2204.1% 11.35%
1 Yr 22.9% -21.4% 36.7% 3.27%
3 Yr 15.3%* -18.8% 14.0% 2.03%
5 Yr 14.8%* -6.8% 15.3% 3.40%
10 Yr 12.6%* -1.0% 16.4% 50.33%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.5% -22.7% 41.1% 59.34%
2018 -23.1% -100.0% 1.4% 89.56%
2017 7.9% -100.0% 33.2% 80.63%
2016 -16.3% -44.8% 25.0% 99.64%
2015 -25.9% -51.1% 20.5% 98.53%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 17.8% -36.8% 2204.1% 11.28%
1 Yr 22.9% -21.4% 36.7% 2.57%
3 Yr 15.3%* -18.8% 14.0% 1.51%
5 Yr 14.8%* -6.8% 15.3% 2.92%
10 Yr 12.6%* -1.0% 16.4% 48.27%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.5% -21.6% 41.1% 59.34%
2018 -6.6% -100.0% 1.4% 32.36%
2017 26.6% -100.0% 33.2% 2.40%
2016 7.2% -16.4% 26.8% 74.48%
2015 -2.2% -26.4% 106.5% 53.92%

NAV & Total Return History


DGAGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank
Net Assets 2.05 B 153 K 921 B 33.29%
Number of Holdings 50 1 3591 79.34%
Net Assets in Top 10 867 M -95.2 M 210 B 29.54%
Weighting of Top 10 46.63% 2.3% 100.0% 12.27%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 7.90%
  2. Apple Inc 7.49%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 5.89%
  4. Facebook Inc A 5.48%
  5. Alphabet Inc Class C 4.62%
  6. Visa Inc Class A 3.63%
  7. Texas Instruments Inc 3.22%
  8. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc Class A 3.04%
  9. Air Products & Chemicals Inc 2.92%
  10. S&P Global Inc 2.63%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DGAGX % Rank
Stocks
98.97% 0.00% 148.88% 33.92%
Cash
1.03% -110.24% 100.00% 59.96%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 14.67% 16.82%
Other
0.00% -7.86% 100.00% 14.80%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 27.81% 9.89%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 85.20% 15.75%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DGAGX % Rank
Technology
24.10% 0.00% 52.52% 41.42%
Financial Services
17.75% 0.00% 44.52% 10.97%
Communication Services
13.24% 0.00% 34.05% 17.03%
Healthcare
11.46% 0.00% 53.39% 88.08%
Consumer Cyclical
11.38% 0.00% 53.63% 60.01%
Consumer Defense
11.26% 0.00% 46.61% 12.06%
Industrials
5.55% 0.00% 29.63% 92.71%
Basic Materials
4.18% 0.00% 34.89% 17.44%
Energy
1.08% 0.00% 13.74% 72.00%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 18.14% 85.56%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 18.16% 88.15%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DGAGX % Rank
US
86.99% 0.00% 147.48% 82.17%
Non US
11.98% 0.00% 62.26% 11.17%

DGAGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.89% 0.01% 20.53% 47.66%
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 2.00% 53.36%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.95% N/A

Sales Fees

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.95% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 2.00% N/A

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.

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 4.73% 0.00% 451.00% 11.77%

DGAGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 17.57% 18.54%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Quarterly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.97% -3.04% 3.34% 63.18%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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DGAGX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Fayez Sarofim


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 1990

29.85

29.9%

Fayez Sarofim, Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the investment counseling firm that bears his name, oversees one of the largest and oldest privately-owned investment counseling firms in the United States. Born in Egypt, Mr. Sarofim has a bachelor’s degree in Food Technology from the University of California and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He established Fayez Sarofim & Co. in 1958. Five years later, he was managing a corporate retirement fund for Brown & Root and the endowment of William Marsh Rice University, then valued at $63 million. Mr. Sarofim is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Houston Society of Financial Analysts and is a Chartered Investment Counselor. He serves on the Board of Kinder Morgan, Inc. and on the Board of Overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is past director of the Alley Theatre, the Houston Ballet Foundation, and the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, and past president and past Vice Chairman of the Board of the Houston Symphony Society. Additionally, Mr. Sarofim is a former member of The Rockefeller University Council. The Texas Business Hall of Fame honored Fayez Sarofim for his long-term commitment to sound business principles and his pioneering leadership in the field of investment management, as well as his generosity to the community, particularly in the areas of health care and the arts.

Christopher Sarofim


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2000

20.01

20.0%

Christopher B. Sarofim is Vice Chairman of Fayez Sarofim & Co., President of Sarofim International Management Company and a Director of The Sarofim Group. He is a member of Fayez Sarofim & Co.’s Executive, Investment and Finance Committees, a co-manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for BNY Mellon and a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Sarofim joined the Firm in 1988 as an Associate. Mr. Sarofim received an A.B. in History from Princeton University in 1986. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he worked in corporate finance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Sarofim is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Brown Foundation, Inc. He also serves on the boards of Kemper Corp. and Wood Partners and is on the Advisory Committee of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors.

Charles Sheedy


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2000

20.01

20.0%

Charles E. Sheedy is a Senior Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. He is co-manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for BNY Mellon and serves on the board of Sarofim Trust Co. Additionally, he is a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Sheedy joined the Firm 1971 as an Associate. Over the years, areas of responsibility have included retail, electrical equipment, consumer staples, basic industries and health care. Mr. Sheedy received a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1971 and graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1969. Mr. Sheedy is a member of the Notre Dame Arts & Letters Advisory Counsel.

Catherine Crain


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2000

20.01

20.0%

Catherine P. Crain is a Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. and a co-manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for BNY Mellon. She is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Ms. Crain joined the Firm in 1993 as an Associate. Over the years, areas of research responsibility have included transportation, media and entertainment, and consumer products. Ms. Crain received a M.B.A. from the University of Texas in 1993 and a B.A. with Highest Honors in the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., she was employed at Merrill Lynch & Co. as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Banking Division in New York and Houston. Ms. Crain is a life member of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Council. She also serves as a member of The Joy School Board of Trustees.

W. Gentry Lee


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 02, 2010

10.0

10.0%

William ("Gentry”) Lee, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fayez Sarofim & Co., a Director of The Sarofim Group and a member of Fayez Sarofim & Co.’s Executive and Investment Committees. In addition to overseeing the Firm’s investment, client service and business operations, he is a co-manager of the mutual funds that Fayez Sarofim & Co. manages for BNY Mellon. He is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Lee joined the Firm in 1998 as an Associate. Over the years, areas of research responsibility have included beverages, technology and transportation. Mr. Lee received a M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1998, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a B.A. with High Honors in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1994, where he graduated summa cum laude. He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to attending business school and joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed as a Financial Analyst with Enron Capital & Trade Resources. Mr. Lee serves on the board of directors of Wood Partners and St. John’s School. Previously, he was a board member of the Carruth Foundation and Memorial Park Conservancy and Co-President of the Houston Vanderbilt University Alumni Chapter.

Alan Christensen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 04, 2020

0.66

0.7%

Alan R. Christensen is the President and Head of Investment Risk at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Christensen oversees the Firm’s marketing, client service, operations and technology initiatives and is a member of the Investment Committee. He is also a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Christensen joined the Firm in 2005 as an Associate. Mr. Christensen received a M.B.A. with Distinction from Cornell University in 2005, where he was a Park Fellow and a B.A. in Economics and History from Washington & Lee University in 1995, where he graduated cum laude. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed with Alvarez & Marsal as a Director and Accenture as a Senior Manager in Capital Markets.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 41.86 6.3 0.67
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