MLVGX: MFS Low Volatility Equity C

Welcome to MutualFunds.com

Please help us personalize your experience and select the one that best describes you.

Your personalized experience is almost ready.

Join other Individual Investors receiving FREE personalized market updates and research. Join other Institutional Investors receiving FREE personalized market updates and research. Join other Financial Advisors receiving FREE personalized market updates and research.

Thank you!

Check your email and confirm your subscription to complete your personalized experience.

Thank you for your submission

We hope you enjoy your experience

Channels

Fixed income news, reports, video and more.

Municipal bonds news, reports, video and more.

Practice management news, reports, video and more.

Portfolio management news, reports, video and more.

Retirement news, reports, video and more.

Learn from industry thought leaders and expert market participants.

Deepen your understanding of Responsible Investing and learn how it can potentially help you build a more successful practice.

Advisors

Receive email updates about fund flows, news, upcoming CE accredited webcasts from industry thought leaders and more.

Content focused on helping financial advisors build successful client relationships and grow their business.

Content geared towards helping financial advisors build better client portfolios.

Get insights on the industry trends and investment news from leading fund managers and experts.

MLVGX MFS Low Volatility Equity C


Profile

MLVGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -0.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.6%
  • Net Assets $712 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 26.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$16.74
$11.80
$17.94

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.81%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 28.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory Uncategorized
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -0.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.47%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Low Volatility Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Dec 05, 2013
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    C
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Matthew Krummell

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities. Equity securities include common stocks, equity interests in real estate investment trusts (REITs), and other securities that represent an ownership interest (or right to acquire an ownership interest) in a company or other issuer. It may invest the fund's assets in securities of companies of any size. The fund's investment adviser uses an active bottom-up approach to buying and selling investments for the fund.


Sign up for Advisor Access

Receive email updates about best performers, news, CE accredited webcasts and more.


Categories

Performance

MLVGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MLVGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -0.5% -37.3% 1982.8% 69.78%
1 Yr 2.4% -73.2% 2097.7% 58.60%
3 Yr 6.8%* -33.7% 190.4% 20.24%
5 Yr 8.6%* -21.2% 98.6% 16.22%
10 Yr N/A* -6.3% 39.0% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MLVGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 25.4% -72.6% 39.5% 30.00%
2018 -5.9% -67.0% 10.0% 5.45%
2017 13.5% -32.8% 33.2% 53.49%
2016 8.1% -18.6% 19.7% 39.59%
2015 2.6% -35.5% 7.8% 3.47%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MLVGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -0.5% -37.3% 1982.8% 69.78%
1 Yr 2.4% -73.2% 2097.7% 58.43%
3 Yr 8.8%* -33.7% 190.4% 24.68%
5 Yr 10.2%* -13.9% 98.6% 24.48%
10 Yr N/A* -4.4% 39.0% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MLVGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 25.4% -72.6% 39.5% 30.00%
2018 -2.2% -67.0% 10.0% 4.20%
2017 15.7% -22.1% 33.2% 75.26%
2016 8.9% -16.4% 26.8% 59.49%
2015 3.7% -26.4% 106.5% 5.96%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MLVGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MLVGX Category Low Category High MLVGX % Rank
Net Assets 712 M 1.14 K 974 B 56.99%
Number of Holdings 93 1 3529 56.22%
Net Assets in Top 10 176 M 48.8 K 236 B 62.00%
Weighting of Top 10 26.70% 2.3% 100.0% 78.36%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 4.00%
  2. Eli Lilly and Co 3.10%
  3. Costco Wholesale Corp 2.81%
  4. Johnson & Johnson 2.72%
  5. Alphabet Inc A 2.58%
  6. PepsiCo Inc 2.53%
  7. Waste Connections Inc 2.32%
  8. Danaher Corp 2.26%
  9. Adobe Inc 2.25%
  10. Amdocs Ltd 2.14%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MLVGX % Rank
Stocks
98.98% 80.83% 167.47% 52.76%
Cash
1.02% -110.24% 19.17% 43.78%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 14.67% 69.24%
Other
0.00% -4.07% 83.89% 68.19%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 13.87% 68.35%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 72.82% 70.73%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MLVGX % Rank
Healthcare
17.30% 0.00% 31.05% 18.65%
Technology
15.07% 0.00% 38.54% 89.77%
Consumer Defense
13.58% 0.00% 32.98% 6.35%
Financial Services
11.29% 0.00% 42.66% 81.68%
Communication Services
11.22% 0.00% 28.36% 26.73%
Industrials
11.21% 0.00% 28.15% 21.45%
Real Estate
8.12% 0.00% 12.00% 2.06%
Utilities
7.27% 0.00% 29.37% 3.22%
Consumer Cyclical
4.35% 0.00% 50.96% 95.96%
Basic Materials
0.59% -0.14% 13.17% 91.50%
Energy
0.00% -1.47% 13.74% 95.71%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MLVGX % Rank
US
95.77% 80.53% 157.79% 57.85%
Non US
3.21% -1.85% 19.64% 35.72%

Expenses

MLVGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MLVGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.81% 0.01% 49.73% 12.54%
Management Fee 0.50% 0.00% 2.00% 45.47%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 92.73%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.95% N/A

Sales Fees

MLVGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 0.95% 5.00% 67.39%

Trading Fees

MLVGX 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.

MLVGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 28.00% 0.00% 475.00% 38.54%

Distributions

MLVGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MLVGX Category Low Category High MLVGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 16.69% 69.19%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MLVGX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MLVGX Category Low Category High MLVGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.47% -3.93% 3.34% 84.94%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

View More +

Fund Manager Analysis

MLVGX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Matthew Krummell


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 05, 2013

6.74

6.7%

Investment Officer As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. Joined MFS in 2001 Previous experience includes 3 years as Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments; 2 years as Assistant Vice President at Putnam Investments; 3 years as Associate at Mellon Capital Management. Affiliations include Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc., CFA Institute. University of Chicago, MBA University of California, Berkeley, BA, Phi Beta Kappa

James Fallon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 05, 2013

6.74

6.7%

James C. Fallon - Investment Officer - Portfolio Manager - As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 1999; previous positions include Equity Research Associate; Securities Lending Administrator. - Previous experience includes 1 year as Mutual Fund Custody Accountant at Investors Bank & Trust; 1 year as Financial Analyst at Bardon Trimount. - Affiliations include CFA Institute, CFA Society of Boston

John (Jed) Stocks


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

4.96

5.0%

As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 2001; previous positions include Quantitative Research Analyst; Quantitative Research Associate; Teleservices Representative. - Previous experience includes 1 year as Client Service Specialist and Order Desk Specialist at Patagon.com Securities.- John re-joined the firm in 2001. His original start date was February 1999.

Jonathan Sage


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

4.96

5.0%

Jonathan W. Sage, CFA, is an investment officer and a portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management. He manages blended research equity strategies utilized by the firm's mutual funds and institutional accounts. He joined MFS in 2000 as a quantitative equity research analyst and was named a portfolio manager in 2005. Prior to joining MFS, Jonathan spent two years as a supervisor of portfolio administration for Santander Global Advisors, Inc. and three years as a senior mutual fund accountant for First Data Investor Services Group.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 34.15 6.44 0.67