MFEGX: MFS Growth A

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MFEGX MFS Growth A


Profile

MFEGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 18.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.7%
  • Net Assets $34.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 43.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$138.74
$92.78
$143.70

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.91%

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


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 19.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.19%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Sep 13, 1993
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • 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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MFEGX - Fund Company Quick Screens


Performance

MFEGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.4% -91.6% 72.4% 44.34%
1 Yr 26.4% -92.0% 68.8% 21.04%
3 Yr 18.2%* -59.0% 36.9% 8.14%
5 Yr 13.7%* -41.4% 21.3% 6.93%
10 Yr 15.0%* -18.4% 18.3% 5.01%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 35.0% -67.9% 49.9% 4.91%
2018 -1.8% -65.5% 10.6% 7.24%
2017 27.2% -46.3% 52.2% 10.88%
2016 0.6% -43.3% 15.3% 42.17%
2015 3.1% -82.5% 11.4% 12.74%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.4% -91.6% 72.4% 44.34%
1 Yr 26.4% -92.0% 68.8% 21.04%
3 Yr 19.3%* -57.9% 36.9% 11.33%
5 Yr 15.5%* -38.8% 25.4% 9.05%
10 Yr 16.6%* -16.5% 21.8% 7.98%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 35.0% -67.9% 49.9% 4.91%
2018 -1.5% -65.5% 16.5% 19.98%
2017 30.5% -28.2% 52.2% 24.07%
2016 2.2% -43.3% 17.1% 49.21%
2015 7.1% -38.0% 17.3% 14.34%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MFEGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank
Net Assets 34.1 B 858 K 218 B 4.64%
Number of Holdings 78 1 2209 37.49%
Net Assets in Top 10 13.7 B 399 K 71.6 B 4.49%
Weighting of Top 10 43.35% 13.2% 100.0% 52.85%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 10.19%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 8.36%
  3. Adobe Inc 4.55%
  4. Alphabet Inc A 4.11%
  5. Visa Inc Class A 3.71%
  6. Mastercard Inc A 3.31%
  7. Facebook Inc A 2.86%
  8. Salesforce.com Inc 2.15%
  9. Apple Inc 2.07%
  10. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 2.05%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MFEGX % Rank
Stocks
98.04% 83.54% 103.32% 65.48%
Cash
1.96% -3.33% 14.62% 31.03%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.55% 31.25%
Other
0.00% -2.48% 6.02% 35.21%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.52% 24.41%
Bonds
0.00% -0.22% 13.73% 29.35%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MFEGX % Rank
Technology
32.62% 10.36% 54.73% 41.52%
Communication Services
15.46% 0.00% 34.83% 20.68%
Healthcare
13.28% 0.00% 45.35% 75.89%
Financial Services
12.60% 0.00% 41.40% 33.31%
Consumer Cyclical
11.35% 0.00% 44.53% 77.41%
Industrials
6.97% 0.00% 24.88% 37.79%
Consumer Defense
2.84% 0.00% 21.78% 65.32%
Real Estate
2.66% 0.00% 22.16% 31.71%
Basic Materials
2.23% 0.00% 11.56% 26.39%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 6.86% 49.43%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 8.11% 57.34%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MFEGX % Rank
US
95.14% 78.13% 100.25% 41.22%
Non US
2.90% 0.00% 18.14% 60.38%

Expenses

MFEGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.91% 0.01% 24.73% 62.94%
Management Fee 0.54% 0.00% 1.40% 25.08%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 29.21%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 0.50% 8.50% 8.47%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

MFEGX 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.

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 11.00% 0.00% 464.00% 4.93%

Distributions

MFEGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 19.92% 26.81%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.19% -2.06% 2.43% 64.75%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

MFEGX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Eric Fischman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 02, 2002

18.34

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

3.08

3.1%

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
0.01 52.61 8.35 1.25