MCGWX: MFS Growth Allocation C

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MCGWX MFS Growth Allocation C


Profile

MCGWX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 3.6%
  • Net Assets $5.3 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 75.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$22.05
$19.44
$22.27

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.11%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 3.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA $250

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Allocation--70% to 85% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.13%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Growth Allocation Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Jun 28, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    C
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Joseph Flaherty

Fund Description

The fund is designed to provide diversification among different asset classes by investing its assets in other mutual funds advised by the adviser, referred to as underlying funds. Within the stock fund allocations, the adviser seeks to diversify by geography (by including domestic and international underlying funds), in terms of market capitalization (by including large, mid, and small capitalization underlying funds), and by style (by including both growth and value underlying funds).


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Performance

MCGWX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MCGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.9% 0.2% 4.0% 21.20%
1 Yr 12.8% 0.4% 22.6% 8.15%
3 Yr 5.9%* -4.1% 10.6% 5.99%
5 Yr 3.6%* -4.4% 7.4% 6.62%
10 Yr 6.4%* -0.6% 8.2% 10.23%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MCGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 20.3% 5.4% 23.0% 6.09%
2018 -11.7% -23.0% -4.4% 44.23%
2017 13.4% -0.6% 18.6% 26.38%
2016 4.5% -7.8% 13.9% 25.08%
2015 -5.5% -19.4% 0.0% 40.20%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MCGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.9% 0.2% 4.0% 21.20%
1 Yr 12.8% 0.4% 22.6% 8.15%
3 Yr 9.5%* -2.3% 10.7% 4.49%
5 Yr 7.0%* -3.3% 11.2% 4.97%
10 Yr 8.7%* 0.9% 9.8% 15.34%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MCGWX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 20.3% 5.4% 23.0% 6.09%
2018 -6.5% -23.0% -2.8% 28.45%
2017 18.1% -0.6% 22.8% 25.15%
2016 6.7% -7.8% 19.9% 35.24%
2015 -1.6% -14.9% 7.6% 31.23%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MCGWX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MCGWX Category Low Category High MCGWX % Rank
Net Assets 5.3 B 3.98 M 23 B 17.25%
Number of Holdings 21 4 537 47.98%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.01 B 3.72 M 23 B 17.52%
Weighting of Top 10 75.36% 23.4% 100.0% 65.77%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. MFS Growth R6 11.16%
  2. MFS Value R6 11.14%
  3. MFS Mid Cap Value R6 9.11%
  4. MFS Mid Cap Growth R6 9.02%
  5. MFS Research R6 8.12%
  6. MFS Research International R6 7.12%
  7. MFS International Growth R6 5.08%
  8. MFS International Intrinsic Value R6 5.04%
  9. MFS High Income R6 4.86%
  10. MFS Inflation-Adjusted Bond R6 4.71%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MCGWX % Rank
Stocks
75.43% 20.25% 91.09% 37.74%
Bonds
21.26% 5.59% 76.83% 62.80%
Cash
3.20% -21.49% 12.15% 43.13%
Convertible Bonds
0.21% 0.00% 3.23% 62.53%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.19% 91.37%
Other
-0.08% -2.28% 6.12% 98.92%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MCGWX % Rank
Financial Services
16.50% 0.00% 34.17% 63.07%
Technology
15.01% 0.00% 19.96% 52.29%
Industrials
14.48% 6.03% 16.17% 6.20%
Healthcare
12.19% 0.00% 17.28% 69.00%
Consumer Defense
8.80% 0.00% 11.89% 19.95%
Consumer Cyclical
8.63% 0.83% 18.51% 92.45%
Real Estate
7.93% 1.57% 46.41% 20.22%
Communication Services
5.73% 0.86% 10.41% 93.53%
Basic Materials
5.17% 0.00% 15.07% 10.24%
Utilities
2.91% 0.00% 21.97% 66.04%
Energy
2.64% 0.58% 19.74% 98.11%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MCGWX % Rank
US
52.85% 12.13% 67.66% 32.88%
Non US
22.58% 8.04% 36.33% 40.70%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MCGWX % Rank
Government
39.79% 0.00% 55.69% 25.61%
Corporate
34.75% 8.95% 97.52% 24.80%
Cash & Equivalents
13.86% -0.90% 41.38% 45.82%
Securitized
10.90% 0.00% 48.11% 88.41%
Municipal
0.58% 0.00% 18.59% 49.33%
Derivative
0.12% 0.00% 25.47% 49.60%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MCGWX % Rank
US
13.85% 5.38% 61.06% 83.29%
Non US
7.41% -5.48% 26.22% 27.49%

Expenses

MCGWX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MCGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.11% 0.01% 4.78% 23.01%
Management Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.25% 33.15%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 92.05%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.28% N/A

Sales Fees

MCGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.00% 74.60%

Trading Fees

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

MCGWX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 3.00% 1.00% 312.63% 15.36%

Distributions

MCGWX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MCGWX Category Low Category High MCGWX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.94% 79.25%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MCGWX Category Low Category High MCGWX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.13% -0.16% 6.49% 89.49%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MCGWX 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

MCGWX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Joseph Flaherty


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 28, 2002

17.61

17.6%

Joseph C. Flaherty, Jr., is an investment officer and chief investment risk officer at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He serves as the director of the MFS' Quantitative Solutions group and is a portfolio manager of the firm's asset allocation portfolios. Joe joined MFS as a fixed-income quantitative research associate in 1993 and was named quantitative research analyst in 1996. He became manager of the Quantitative Research Group and portfolio manager in 1999, director of Fixed Income Quantitative Research in 2004, and director of the Quantitative Solutions Team in 2005.

Natalie Shapiro


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 01, 2018

1.42

1.4%

Natalie I. Shapiro, Ph.D. is an Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager and Quantitative Fixed Income Research Analyst at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). Prior to joining MFS in 1997, Natalie served as a research associate for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Natalie has earned a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.06 25.35 5.18 0.08