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MFEGX MFS Growth A

MFEGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 27.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 16.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 10.4%
  • Net Assets $23.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$112.82
$82.04
$114.61

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.92%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 18.00%

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 Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 27.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 17.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.15%
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 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).

MFEGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 27.8% -34.6% 38.4% 10.31%
1 Yr 5.6% -63.5% 19.0% 5.69%
3 Yr 16.0%* -39.2% 22.7% 4.16%
5 Yr 10.4%* -32.5% 15.3% 5.47%
10 Yr 12.7%* -14.0% 16.4% 4.32%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.8% -65.5% 9.4% 7.41%
2017 27.2% -46.3% 37.5% 10.73%
2016 0.6% -43.3% 13.0% 41.74%
2015 3.1% -38.0% 11.4% 12.70%
2014 4.3% -52.4% 105.4% 33.47%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 27.8% -34.6% 38.4% 10.31%
1 Yr 5.6% -63.5% 19.9% 19.51%
3 Yr 17.8%* -39.2% 27.5% 11.76%
5 Yr 13.1%* -32.5% 16.4% 8.30%
10 Yr 14.3%* -14.0% 17.3% 9.37%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MFEGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -1.5% -65.5% 16.5% 19.98%
2017 30.5% -28.2% 51.5% 23.70%
2016 2.2% -43.3% 15.6% 49.95%
2015 7.1% -38.0% 17.3% 14.72%
2014 8.7% -52.4% 120.7% 54.98%

NAV & Total Return History

MFEGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank
Net Assets 23.1 B 1.12 M 188 B 5.14%
Number of Holdings 79 7 2106 37.34%
Net Assets in Top 10 9.26 B 301 K 56.6 B 4.59%
Weighting of Top 10 40.38% 11.7% 100.0% 44.30%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 7.39%

  2. Amazon.com Inc 5.86%

  3. Visa Inc Class A 4.92%

  4. Adobe Inc 4.31%

  5. Mastercard Inc A 4.08%

  6. Alphabet Inc A 3.88%

  7. Facebook Inc A 2.79%

  8. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 2.51%

  9. Fiserv Inc 2.50%

  10. Salesforce.com Inc 2.13%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MFEGX % Rank
Stocks
97.80% 85.30% 101.37% 58.78%
Cash
2.20% -2.02% 14.62% 35.68%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.08% 37.42%
Other
0.00% -0.63% 3.74% 36.95%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.10% 29.19%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.29% 31.33%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MFEGX % Rank
Technology
30.93% 6.68% 62.82% 61.23%
Industrials
14.01% 0.00% 28.35% 10.05%
Financial Services
13.97% 0.00% 39.16% 34.73%
Healthcare
13.39% 0.68% 45.99% 53.80%
Consumer Cyclical
13.35% 0.00% 34.07% 78.64%
Consumer Defense
5.26% 0.00% 18.23% 38.92%
Communication Services
3.32% 0.00% 13.96% 20.33%
Basic Materials
3.02% 0.00% 10.95% 22.94%
Energy
0.34% -0.01% 11.07% 51.27%
Real Estate
0.19% 0.00% 7.16% 63.77%
Utilities
0.00% -0.01% 7.75% 51.34%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MFEGX % Rank
US
96.27% 79.62% 100.21% 29.75%
Non US
1.53% 0.00% 16.82% 72.86%

MFEGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.92% 0.00% 283.30% 63.40%
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 1.40% 26.50%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 37.18%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 2.50% 25.00% 15.90%
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% 5.00% 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.

MFEGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 18.00% 0.00% 476.00% 13.22%

MFEGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 15.70% 54.98%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MFEGX Category Low Category High MFEGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.15% -7.60% 1.83% 60.00%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

MFEGX - Managers

Eric B. Fischman

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 02, 2002

17.42

17.4%

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

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 01, 2017

2.17

2.2%

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

0.0

Category High

51.7

Category Average

8.11

Category Mode

0.33