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Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$38.68

$12.6 B

0.80%

$0.31

1.08%

Vitals

YTD Return

7.8%

1 yr return

-4.1%

3 Yr Avg Return

1.7%

5 Yr Avg Return

1.9%

Net Assets

$12.6 B

Holdings in Top 10

34.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$38.9
$31.97
$41.80

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 1.08%

SALES FEES

Front Load 5.75%

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 23.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000

IRA

$250


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$38.68

$12.6 B

0.80%

$0.31

1.08%

MGRAX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.53%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.8%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS International Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Oct 24, 1995
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Kevin Dwan

Fund Description

MFS (Massachusetts Financial Services Company, the fund’s investment adviser) normally invests the fund’s assets primarily in foreign equity securities, including emerging market 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 to have above average earnings growth potential compared to other companies (growth companies).

MFS may invest the fund’s assets in securities of companies of any size.

MFS normally invests the fund’s assets across different industries, sectors, countries, and regions, but MFS may invest a significant percentage of the fund’s assets in issuers in a single industry, sector, country, or region.

MFS uses an active bottom-up investment approach to buying and selling investments for the fund. Investments are selected primarily based on fundamental analysis of individual issuers. Quantitative screening tools that systematically evaluate issuers may also be considered.

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MGRAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MGRAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.8% -39.3% 20.9% 81.18%
1 Yr -4.1% -57.2% 1.9% 9.63%
3 Yr 1.7%* -19.6% 9.3% 27.78%
5 Yr 1.9%* -12.4% 33.9% 20.12%
10 Yr 4.1%* -4.0% 9.6% 25.23%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MGRAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -17.5% -49.5% 18.2% 8.51%
2021 1.2% -15.6% 82.1% 44.23%
2020 4.7% -1.7% 28.8% 76.71%
2019 5.7% -18.5% 9.7% 54.60%
2018 -2.6% -7.5% 23.4% 18.82%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MGRAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.8% -42.7% 20.9% 81.18%
1 Yr -4.1% -57.2% 1.9% 9.63%
3 Yr 1.7%* -19.6% 9.3% 27.78%
5 Yr 2.6%* -12.4% 33.9% 15.74%
10 Yr 5.3%* -3.3% 9.6% 19.37%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MGRAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -17.5% -49.5% 18.2% 8.51%
2021 1.2% -15.6% 82.1% 44.23%
2020 4.7% -1.7% 28.8% 76.71%
2019 5.7% -18.5% 9.7% 54.60%
2018 -1.9% -7.5% 23.4% 11.76%

NAV & Total Return History


MGRAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MGRAX Category Low Category High MGRAX % Rank
Net Assets 12.6 B 167 K 150 B 11.31%
Number of Holdings 86 5 516 34.92%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.38 B 59.2 K 33.4 B 9.98%
Weighting of Top 10 34.59% 10.3% 99.1% 40.36%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Nestle SA 5.47%
  2. Nestle SA 5.47%
  3. Nestle SA 5.47%
  4. Nestle SA 5.47%
  5. Nestle SA 5.47%
  6. Nestle SA 5.47%
  7. Nestle SA 5.47%
  8. Nestle SA 5.47%
  9. Nestle SA 5.47%
  10. Nestle SA 5.47%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MGRAX % Rank
Stocks
99.26% 88.72% 101.51% 12.93%
Cash
0.74% -1.51% 11.28% 82.31%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.40% 18.14%
Other
0.00% -0.02% 3.64% 30.39%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.45% 9.75%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.11% 11.56%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MGRAX % Rank
Industrials
17.40% 0.68% 31.28% 30.16%
Consumer Defense
17.06% 0.00% 28.66% 8.62%
Healthcare
16.60% 1.36% 29.58% 33.56%
Basic Materials
12.41% 0.00% 23.15% 7.26%
Technology
11.25% 1.51% 38.21% 87.98%
Financial Services
10.35% 0.00% 38.62% 72.79%
Consumer Cyclical
9.46% 0.00% 70.95% 64.40%
Communication Services
2.74% 0.00% 41.13% 68.25%
Energy
2.02% 0.00% 24.97% 41.50%
Utilities
0.71% 0.00% 19.97% 40.59%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 17.78% 53.51%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MGRAX % Rank
Non US
95.71% 70.50% 101.51% 14.74%
US
3.55% 0.00% 25.68% 62.13%

MGRAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MGRAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.08% 0.01% 2.91% 38.86%
Management Fee 0.69% 0.00% 1.50% 39.14%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 17.65%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.80% N/A

Sales Fees

MGRAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 7.27%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MGRAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 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.

MGRAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 7.00% 330.00% 34.79%

MGRAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MGRAX Category Low Category High MGRAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.80% 0.00% 7.40% 35.07%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MGRAX Category Low Category High MGRAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.53% -1.69% 3.16% 35.78%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Distributions History

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MGRAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Kevin Dwan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 02, 2012

10.42

10.4%

Kevin M. Dwan − Investment Officer − Director of Asian Equity Research − Global Equity Research Analyst − Joined MFS in 2005; named Director of Asian Equity Research in 2007 − Previous experience includes: nine years for Putnam Investments in various roles in Boston, London, and Tokyo including Equity Analyst and a Sector Sleeve Portfolio Manager for International Core Equity − Affiliation(s): President of Sabrina's Foundation − Harvard University, MBA − Harvard College, AB

Matthew Barrett


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 31, 2015

7.17

7.2%

Matthew Barrett, ASIP, is an Investment Officer and Equity Portfolio Manager at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®), managing the firm's European Equity Ex-U.K. strategy. He is also an Equity Analyst and leads the firm's European research coverage of consumer staples stocks. Matthew joined MFS in 2000 and became a research analyst in 2001. He was named portfolio manager in 2010. Prior to joining MFS, he was an associate director specializing in Asian equities for Newport Capital Ltd. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from University College in London and holds a MBA from London Business School.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 26.94 7.45 20.01