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DGAGX Dreyfus Appreciation Investor

  • Fund
  • DGAGX
  • Price as of: Jul 18, 2019
  • $33.14 + $0.22 + 0.67%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

DGAGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 19.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -5.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -9.9%
  • Net Assets $1.64 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.14
$26.11
$37.64

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.90%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 5.12%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 19.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.14%
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 No Load
  • 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 19.6% -12.0% 37.1% 32.32%
1 Yr -9.9% -60.0% 35.1% 77.16%
3 Yr -5.1%* -32.6% 22.3% 94.05%
5 Yr -9.9%* -23.0% 12.8% 97.18%
10 Yr 1.2%* -6.4% 14.4% 93.20%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -23.1% -67.0% 16.7% 85.55%
2017 7.9% -32.8% 34.8% 72.76%
2016 -16.3% -28.0% 20.8% 99.69%
2015 -25.9% -46.9% 5.7% 98.14%
2014 2.8% -24.8% 53.8% 56.39%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 19.6% -12.0% 37.1% 32.32%
1 Yr 6.8% -60.0% 35.9% 15.94%
3 Yr 12.5%* -32.6% 22.8% 13.95%
5 Yr 8.3%* -21.7% 13.8% 22.96%
10 Yr 11.9%* -3.1% 18.6% 34.17%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DGAGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -6.6% -67.0% 17.4% 25.84%
2017 26.6% -22.1% 34.8% 1.53%
2016 7.2% -14.7% 21.8% 68.10%
2015 -2.2% -23.7% 7.0% 48.81%
2014 8.2% -24.8% 56.3% 60.22%

NAV & Total Return History

DGAGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank
Net Assets 1.64 B 1.75 M 814 B 38.31%
Number of Holdings 53 10 3640 70.87%
Net Assets in Top 10 659 M -972 M 144 B 30.14%
Weighting of Top 10 40.10% 2.4% 441.5% 25.00%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 6.95%

  2. Facebook Inc A 5.41%

  3. Apple Inc 5.07%

  4. Visa Inc Class A 4.22%

  5. Alphabet Inc Class C 3.81%

  6. Texas Instruments Inc 3.13%

  7. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc Class A 3.11%

  8. JPMorgan Chase & Co 2.96%

  9. Amazon.com Inc 2.77%

  10. Comcast Corp Class A 2.67%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DGAGX % Rank
Stocks
98.87% -1.61% 121.22% 39.11%
Cash
1.13% -113.33% 79.66% 57.56%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.31% 6.86% 28.73%
Other
0.00% -21.65% 22.51% 32.16%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.11% 24.70%
Bonds
0.00% -49.90% 111.17% 34.68%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DGAGX % Rank
Technology
26.33% 0.00% 62.21% 7.67%
Financial Services
19.52% 0.00% 54.06% 17.66%
Consumer Defense
14.61% 0.00% 64.11% 3.53%
Consumer Cyclical
10.67% -14.17% 32.44% 63.98%
Healthcare
10.16% 0.00% 27.42% 75.88%
Industrials
5.89% 0.00% 36.25% 87.89%
Energy
5.62% 0.00% 98.96% 27.25%
Basic Materials
3.39% 0.00% 25.02% 26.03%
Communication Services
2.67% 0.00% 14.58% 58.43%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 21.16% 85.07%
Real Estate
0.00% -0.05% 95.70% 84.86%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DGAGX % Rank
US
83.92% -1.61% 119.53% 73.89%
Non US
14.95% 0.00% 92.97% 16.63%

DGAGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.90% 0.00% 39.68% 57.20%
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 1.50% 47.98%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.85% 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 0.15% 2.00% 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.

DGAGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 5.12% 0.00% 836.00% 10.13%

DGAGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.09% 71.47%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

DGAGX Category Low Category High DGAGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.14% -1.49% 3.90% 41.48%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

DGAGX - Managers

Fayez Sarofim

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 1990

28.52

28.5%

Mr. Fayez Sarofim, Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer, founded Sarofim & Co. in 1958 and has been a portfolio manager of the fund since its inception in September 1998.


Christopher B. Sarofim

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2000

18.67

18.7%


Charles E. Sheedy

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2000

18.67

18.7%

Charles Sheedy joined Fayez Sarofim & Co. as an associate in 1971. He is co-portfolio manager to the Dreyfus Appreciation Fund and has portfolio management responsibilities for numerous separate accounts. Mr. Sheedy 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 P. Crain

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 31, 2000

18.67

18.7%

Ms. Crain is a Vice President and Director of Marketing and Client Services at 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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 02, 2010

8.66

8.7%


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

83.67

Category Average

6.97

Category Mode

3.79