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MEIAX MFS Value A

MEIAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 20.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.0%
  • Net Assets $47.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 27.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$42.59
$33.48
$42.65

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.82%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 11.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Fund Classification

PRIMARY CATEGORY

  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Value

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 20.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.46%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS Value Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Jan 02, 1996
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Steven R. Gorham

Fund Description

The fund normally invests the fund's assets primarily 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. MFS focuses on investing the fund's assets in the stocks of companies it believes are undervalued compared to their perceived worth (value companies).

MEIAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MEIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 20.6% -8.2% 37.7% 9.38%
1 Yr 3.3% -56.3% 12.8% 2.41%
3 Yr 6.8%* -21.7% 19.3% 17.49%
5 Yr 4.0%* -28.4% 12.6% 13.00%
10 Yr 7.7%* -11.7% 11.6% 19.39%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MEIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -12.9% -62.4% 16.7% 20.53%
2017 12.5% -16.4% 21.6% 25.24%
2016 9.9% -27.9% 31.0% 53.24%
2015 -6.2% -43.1% 0.5% 24.91%
2014 5.2% -46.4% 75.9% 44.19%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MEIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 20.6% -8.2% 37.7% 9.38%
1 Yr 5.9% -33.5% 12.8% 5.32%
3 Yr 10.5%* -10.4% 19.6% 18.70%
5 Yr 8.3%* -7.7% 12.6% 5.02%
10 Yr 11.2%* -5.1% 13.0% 10.84%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MEIAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -10.1% -35.5% 17.4% 41.27%
2017 17.5% -9.5% 24.7% 27.09%
2016 14.0% -1.8% 32.2% 42.66%
2015 -0.6% -25.8% 3.9% 6.79%
2014 10.4% -45.2% 78.4% 42.30%

NAV & Total Return History

MEIAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MEIAX Category Low Category High MEIAX % Rank
Net Assets 47.8 B 1.06 M 79.6 B 1.18%
Number of Holdings 91 18 1222 41.40%
Net Assets in Top 10 13.4 B -6.31 M 22.6 B 1.18%
Weighting of Top 10 27.37% 6.1% 422.4% 55.16%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. JPMorgan Chase & Co 4.57%

  2. Johnson & Johnson 3.21%

  3. Comcast Corp Class A 2.86%

  4. Accenture PLC Class A 2.86%

  5. Medtronic PLC 2.77%

  6. Aon PLC 2.26%

  7. US Bancorp 2.25%

  8. Citigroup Inc 2.24%

  9. Texas Instruments Inc 2.22%

  10. Wells Fargo & Co 2.12%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MEIAX % Rank
Stocks
98.95% 83.80% 130.28% 34.12%
Cash
1.05% -30.29% 11.11% 62.05%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.31% 7.76% 79.45%
Other
0.00% -1.85% 15.84% 79.84%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% -0.01% 2.22% 78.86%
Bonds
0.00% -13.40% 15.32% 79.84%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MEIAX % Rank
Financial Services
29.29% 0.00% 55.05% 10.73%
Industrials
19.60% 0.00% 36.88% 2.26%
Healthcare
16.61% 0.00% 24.83% 10.83%
Consumer Defense
8.52% 0.00% 38.28% 41.24%
Technology
6.96% 0.00% 31.53% 81.79%
Utilities
5.39% 0.00% 72.42% 42.72%
Energy
3.67% 0.00% 21.03% 90.55%
Communication Services
3.31% 0.00% 12.21% 72.24%
Basic Materials
3.31% 0.00% 26.56% 50.20%
Consumer Cyclical
1.88% 0.00% 36.78% 97.44%
Real Estate
0.41% 0.00% 16.63% 77.85%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MEIAX % Rank
US
91.57% 80.05% 128.63% 59.49%
Non US
7.38% 0.00% 18.54% 31.47%

MEIAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MEIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.82% 0.00% 27.58% 67.56%
Management Fee 0.46% 0.00% 1.35% 24.39%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 51.79%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.50% N/A

Sales Fees

MEIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 1.00% 5.75% 36.31%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

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

MEIAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 11.00% 0.00% 788.00% 5.65%

MEIAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MEIAX Category Low Category High MEIAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.60% 0.00% 4.65% 72.17%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MEIAX Category Low Category High MEIAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.46% -2.06% 3.68% 55.59%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

MEIAX - Managers

Steven R. Gorham

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 21, 2002

17.62

17.6%

Steven R. Gorham, CFA, is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and a portfolio manager of the value and global balanced portfolios of our mutual funds, variable annuities, and institutional investment products. Steve joined MFS in 1989 as a teleservices representative and became a member of the Financial Advisor Division sales desk in 1991. In 1992 he joined the Equity Research Department, and he became a research analyst in 1993 and an investment officer in 1996. He was named portfolio manager in 2000.


Nevin P. Chitkara

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 31, 2006

13.26

13.3%

Nevin Chitkara is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management (MFS®) and a portfolio manager of the firm's value, total return, and global total return portfolios. Prior to being named portfolio manager in 2006, Nevin was an equity research analyst specializing in the business services, cellular telephone, and telephone services industries. Nevin joined MFS in 1997. Previously, he served on the corporate audit and business development staffs of General Electric Co.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

83.84

Category Average

6.94

Category Mode

0.17