MEGBX: MFS Growth B

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MEGBX MFS Growth B


Profile

MEGBX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 32.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 15.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.9%
  • Net Assets $24.7 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 41.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$93.18
$65.59
$93.62

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.67%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 4.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 18.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 32.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 19.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.90%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Dec 29, 1986
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    B
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Eric B. Fischman

Fund Description

The fund normally invests in equity securities. 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. The adviser focuses on investing the fund's assets in the stocks of companies the advisor believes to have above average earnings growth potential compared to other companies (growth companies).


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Performance

MEGBX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MEGBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 32.0% -68.6% 59.4% 17.44%
1 Yr 21.5% -47.3% 58.2% 13.92%
3 Yr 15.9%* -37.9% 28.5% 18.05%
5 Yr 8.9%* -32.2% 16.8% 27.04%
10 Yr 11.5%* -14.0% 17.7% 30.56%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MEGBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -3.6% -65.5% 13.4% 10.38%
2017 25.5% -46.3% 37.5% 13.11%
2016 -0.5% -43.3% 15.3% 50.09%
2015 1.6% -38.0% 11.4% 19.92%
2014 2.7% -52.4% 105.4% 40.04%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MEGBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 32.0% -68.6% 59.4% 17.44%
1 Yr 27.5% -47.3% 49.1% 4.40%
3 Yr 19.9%* -37.9% 30.9% 10.56%
5 Yr 13.3%* -32.2% 16.8% 9.82%
10 Yr 13.9%* -14.0% 17.7% 17.01%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MEGBX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 1.6% -65.5% 16.5% 9.63%
2017 29.5% -28.2% 51.5% 28.10%
2016 1.5% -43.3% 17.1% 57.56%
2015 6.2% -38.0% 17.3% 20.42%
2014 7.9% -52.4% 120.7% 59.54%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MEGBX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MEGBX Category Low Category High MEGBX % Rank
Net Assets 24.7 B 1.25 M 199 B 5.39%
Number of Holdings 72 7 2081 43.24%
Net Assets in Top 10 9.63 B 429 K 53.6 B 4.85%
Weighting of Top 10 40.98% 11.9% 100.0% 41.99%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 7.96%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 5.61%
  3. Visa Inc Class A 4.93%
  4. Alphabet Inc A 4.17%
  5. Mastercard Inc A 4.13%
  6. Adobe Inc 4.00%
  7. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 2.72%
  8. Facebook Inc A 2.60%
  9. Fiserv Inc 2.50%
  10. Global Payments Inc 2.35%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MEGBX % Rank
Stocks
98.36% 80.50% 105.55% 51.99%
Cash
1.64% -5.55% 16.25% 40.50%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 78.34%
Other
0.00% -0.92% 3.79% 77.87%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 75.68%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.92% 77.09%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MEGBX % Rank
Technology
23.43% 7.37% 58.59% 78.03%
Financial Services
16.53% 0.00% 32.66% 17.36%
Communication Services
14.20% 0.00% 28.18% 10.48%
Healthcare
13.72% 0.00% 46.23% 50.20%
Consumer Cyclical
10.93% 0.00% 49.54% 86.32%
Industrials
8.86% 0.00% 24.88% 52.31%
Consumer Defense
5.21% 0.00% 18.34% 41.59%
Basic Materials
3.30% 0.00% 11.24% 19.78%
Real Estate
1.94% 0.00% 10.94% 48.16%
Energy
0.24% -0.02% 7.24% 51.76%
Utilities
0.00% -0.01% 9.70% 82.17%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MEGBX % Rank
US
96.86% 80.50% 100.50% 24.32%
Non US
1.50% 0.00% 17.37% 74.75%

Expenses

MEGBX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MEGBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.67% 0.00% 165.48% 20.67%
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 1.40% 29.34%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 93.70%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

MEGBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 25.00% N/A
Deferred Load 4.00% 1.00% 5.50% 13.09%

Trading Fees

MEGBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 5.00% 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.

MEGBX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 18.00% 0.00% 536.00% 14.87%

Distributions

MEGBX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MEGBX Category Low Category High MEGBX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 15.22% 80.84%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MEGBX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MEGBX Category Low Category High MEGBX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.90% -7.55% 1.83% 90.50%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MEGBX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Semi-Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

MEGBX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Eric B. Fischman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 02, 2002

17.67

17.7%

Eric B. Fischman, is an investment officer and portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management®. Eric joined MFS as an equity research analyst in 2000 and was named portfolio manager in 2002. Prior to joining MFS he served as an equity research analyst at State Street Research and he was a staff attorney at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Juris Doctorate degree from Boston University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. He also holds the Certified Financial Analyst designation.

Paul J. Gordon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2017

2.42

2.4%

Paul J. Gordon - Investment Officer - Equity Portfolio Manager - As an Equity Portfolio Manager, responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk control and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 2004 - Previous experience includes 3 years as Equity Research Associate at Fidelity Investments Management and Research Co. - Babson College, BS, cum laude

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.0 51.95 7.99 0.58