DGAGX: Dreyfus Appreciation Investor

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DGAGX Dreyfus Appreciation Investor


Profile

DGAGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -5.9%
  • Net Assets $1.99 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 47.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$36.19
$24.41
$39.36

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


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.6%
  • 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

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Categories

Performance

DGAGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.4% -37.3% 1982.8% 6.41%
1 Yr 9.0% -73.2% 2097.7% 23.19%
3 Yr -0.4%* -33.7% 190.4% 69.42%
5 Yr -5.9%* -21.2% 98.6% 95.56%
10 Yr 0.4%* -6.3% 39.0% 93.76%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.5% -72.6% 39.5% 56.50%
2018 -23.1% -67.0% 10.0% 88.03%
2017 7.9% -32.8% 33.2% 80.80%
2016 -16.3% -18.6% 19.7% 99.80%
2015 -25.9% -35.5% 7.8% 98.27%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.4% -37.3% 1982.8% 6.41%
1 Yr 9.0% -73.2% 2097.7% 23.19%
3 Yr 9.5%* -33.7% 190.4% 16.15%
5 Yr 11.6%* -13.9% 98.6% 9.92%
10 Yr 10.9%* -4.4% 39.0% 39.04%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.5% -72.6% 39.5% 56.50%
2018 -6.6% -67.0% 10.0% 33.15%
2017 26.6% -22.1% 33.2% 2.29%
2016 7.2% -16.4% 26.8% 76.14%
2015 -2.2% -26.4% 106.5% 54.06%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

DGAGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank
Net Assets 1.99 B 1.14 K 974 B 35.12%
Number of Holdings 49 1 3529 81.69%
Net Assets in Top 10 861 M 48.8 K 236 B 30.02%
Weighting of Top 10 47.00% 2.3% 100.0% 9.45%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 8.17%
  2. Apple Inc 7.57%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 6.23%
  4. Facebook Inc A 5.38%
  5. Alphabet Inc Class C 4.32%
  6. Visa Inc Class A 3.88%
  7. Air Products & Chemicals Inc 3.09%
  8. Texas Instruments Inc 2.90%
  9. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc Class A 2.79%
  10. S&P Global Inc 2.67%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DGAGX % Rank
Stocks
99.23% 80.83% 167.47% 42.85%
Cash
0.78% -110.24% 19.17% 51.10%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 14.67% 15.05%
Other
0.00% -4.07% 83.89% 15.87%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 13.87% 12.37%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 72.82% 19.19%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DGAGX % Rank
Technology
23.83% 0.00% 38.54% 44.72%
Financial Services
18.27% 0.00% 42.66% 10.31%
Communication Services
12.85% 0.00% 28.36% 12.21%
Healthcare
11.72% 0.00% 31.05% 88.94%
Consumer Defense
11.62% 0.00% 32.98% 8.25%
Consumer Cyclical
11.17% 0.00% 50.96% 49.75%
Industrials
4.93% 0.00% 28.15% 94.72%
Basic Materials
4.30% -0.14% 13.17% 12.62%
Energy
1.32% -1.47% 13.74% 78.80%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 29.37% 86.88%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 12.00% 89.27%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DGAGX % Rank
US
86.93% 80.53% 157.79% 90.40%
Non US
12.30% -1.85% 19.64% 5.94%

Expenses

DGAGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.89% 0.01% 49.73% 52.78%
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 2.00% 51.02%
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 1.50% 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% 475.00% 11.30%

Distributions

DGAGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 16.69% 11.63%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.97% -3.93% 3.34% 61.23%

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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Fund Manager Analysis

DGAGX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Fayez Sarofim


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 1990

29.69

29.7%

Fayez Sarofim, Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Investment Officer, founded Fayez Sarofim & Co. in 1958

Christopher Sarofim


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2000

19.85

19.9%

Christopher B. Christopher Sarofim is a Vice Chairman of Fayez Sarofim & Co., where he has been employed since 1988.

Charles Sheedy


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2000

19.85

19.9%

Charles Sheedy is a Senior Vice President at Fayez Sarofim & Co. He joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. as an associate in 1971. He has been a member of the firm’s Investment Committee since 1982 and chairs the Strategy Group. His areas of research have included retail, electrical equipment, consumer staples, basic industries, and health care.

Catherine Crain


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2000

19.85

19.9%

Catherine Crain is a Vice President and Director of Marketing and Client Services at Fayez Sarofim & Co., where she has been employed since 1993.She joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. in 1993 as a research associate, and previous to that Crain worked for Merrill Lynch & Co. She holds the CFA designation. Former Research Areas: Transportation and Consumer

W. Gentry Lee


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 02, 2010

9.84

9.8%

Gentry Lee is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fayez Sarofim & Co., where he has been employed since 1998, and is responsible for overseeing investment, client services and business operations.

Alan Christensen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 04, 2020

0.49

0.5%

Alan R. Christensen is the President and Head of Investment Risk of Fayez Sarofim & Co., where he has been employed since 2005 and oversees Sarofim's marketing, client services, operations, and technology incentives. Research Areas: Industrials

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 34.15 6.44 0.67