MFECX: MFS Growth C

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MFECX MFS Growth C


Profile

MFECX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 14.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 11.4%
  • Net Assets $31.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 41.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$104.63
$72.54
$107.12

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.66%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 11.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 12.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 16.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.95%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Apr 01, 1996
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    C
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Eric 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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MFECX - Fund Company Quick Screens


Performance

MFECX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFECX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 12.1% -91.6% 60.5% 42.43%
1 Yr 16.7% -92.0% 56.0% 20.67%
3 Yr 14.7%* -59.0% 34.8% 12.27%
5 Yr 11.4%* -41.4% 19.4% 10.61%
10 Yr 13.0%* -18.4% 17.9% 11.65%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFECX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 33.4% -67.9% 49.9% 7.96%
2018 -3.6% -65.5% 10.6% 11.15%
2017 25.5% -46.3% 52.2% 14.30%
2016 -0.6% -43.3% 15.3% 50.98%
2015 1.6% -82.5% 11.4% 20.56%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFECX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 12.1% -91.6% 60.5% 42.43%
1 Yr 16.7% -92.0% 56.0% 20.59%
3 Yr 16.1%* -57.9% 34.8% 15.48%
5 Yr 13.6%* -38.8% 24.1% 12.56%
10 Yr 14.9%* -16.7% 21.3% 14.98%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFECX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 33.4% -67.9% 49.9% 7.96%
2018 -3.2% -65.5% 16.5% 27.99%
2017 29.5% -28.2% 52.2% 29.22%
2016 1.4% -43.3% 17.1% 56.65%
2015 6.3% -38.0% 17.3% 20.36%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MFECX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MFECX Category Low Category High MFECX % Rank
Net Assets 31.6 B 858 K 206 B 4.88%
Number of Holdings 77 1 2152 37.80%
Net Assets in Top 10 12.4 B 399 K 55.4 B 4.42%
Weighting of Top 10 41.25% 13.8% 100.0% 60.14%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 9.29%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 7.45%
  3. Adobe Inc 4.48%
  4. Alphabet Inc A 4.22%
  5. Visa Inc Class A 3.89%
  6. Mastercard Inc A 3.50%
  7. Facebook Inc A 2.36%
  8. Salesforce.com Inc 2.08%
  9. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 2.05%
  10. Fiserv Inc 1.93%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MFECX % Rank
Stocks
97.89% 82.99% 100.27% 63.11%
Cash
2.12% -1.02% 17.02% 33.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 40.70%
Other
0.00% -9.83% 5.14% 44.51%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.20% 35.29%
Bonds
0.00% -0.24% 3.55% 37.88%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MFECX % Rank
Technology
30.66% 10.36% 54.73% 46.04%
Communication Services
14.99% 0.00% 29.93% 23.32%
Healthcare
14.39% 0.00% 48.60% 66.23%
Financial Services
13.23% 0.00% 41.40% 28.58%
Consumer Cyclical
10.89% 0.00% 29.26% 79.34%
Industrials
7.29% 0.00% 24.88% 41.16%
Consumer Defense
3.60% 0.00% 21.78% 58.46%
Real Estate
2.57% 0.00% 22.16% 36.05%
Basic Materials
2.39% 0.00% 11.07% 24.39%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 6.86% 56.25%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 7.42% 64.25%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MFECX % Rank
US
95.45% 78.13% 100.26% 38.72%
Non US
2.44% 0.00% 17.42% 64.56%

Expenses

MFECX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MFECX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.66% 0.01% 24.73% 20.33%
Management Fee 0.54% 0.00% 1.40% 25.06%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 85.93%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

MFECX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.50% 40.68%

Trading Fees

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

MFECX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 11.00% 0.00% 464.00% 5.17%

Distributions

MFECX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MFECX Category Low Category High MFECX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 20.83% 36.49%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MFECX Category Low Category High MFECX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.95% -2.06% 2.43% 92.46%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MFECX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Daily Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

MFECX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Eric Fischman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 02, 2002

18.26

18.3%

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 Gordon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2017

3.0

3.0%

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
0.08 52.53 8.32 1.17