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MMUFX MFS Utilities A

  • Fund
  • MMUFX
  • Price as of: Jun 05, 2019
  • $22.19 + $0.22 + 1.00%
  • Category
  • Utilities Equities
  • Fund Company
  • MFS

MMUFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 13.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -1.1%
  • Net Assets $3.31 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 33.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$22.19
$18.94
$22.19

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.00%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Utilities Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Utilities

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 14.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.70%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name MFS Utilities Fund
  • Fund Family Name MFS
  • Inception Date Feb 14, 1992
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Maura A. Shaughnessy

Fund Description

The MFS Utilities Fund Class A (MMUFX) is an actively managed, specialized fund that bets on the utilities sector of the U.S. stock market. This includes electricity providers, natural gas distribution firms as well as water and telecommunications firms. MMUFX’s managers seek those utilities that have strong growth prospects. The fund may also hold utility convertible bonds and preferred stocks.

Given its narrow focus on utility stocks, MMUFX should be used as a side bet within a broad equity portfolio. The fund is managed by MFS Investment Management

MMUFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.7% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr 12.2% N/A N/A N/A
3 Yr 5.1%* N/A N/A N/A
5 Yr -1.1%* N/A N/A N/A
10 Yr 5.9%* N/A N/A N/A

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -3.3% N/A N/A N/A
2017 11.6% N/A N/A N/A
2016 7.4% N/A N/A N/A
2015 -21.8% N/A N/A N/A
2014 3.2% N/A N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.1% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr 16.3% N/A N/A N/A
3 Yr 8.7%* N/A N/A N/A
5 Yr 4.6%* N/A N/A N/A
10 Yr 11.1%* N/A N/A N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MMUFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 0.8% N/A N/A N/A
2017 14.7% N/A N/A N/A
2016 11.4% N/A N/A N/A
2015 -14.5% N/A N/A N/A
2014 13.2% N/A N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

MMUFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank
Net Assets 3.31 B N/A N/A N/A
Number of Holdings 98 N/A N/A N/A
Net Assets in Top 10 1.11 B N/A N/A N/A
Weighting of Top 10 33.51% N/A N/A N/A

Top 10 Holdings

  1. EDP Renovaveis SA 5.11%

  2. Exelon Corp 5.08%

  3. NextEra Energy Inc 3.84%

  4. FirstEnergy Corp 3.54%

  5. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc 3.00%

  6. American Electric Power Co Inc 2.86%

  7. Entergy Corp 2.73%

  8. Enel SpA 2.48%

  9. Sempra Energy 2.46%

  10. Iberdrola SA 2.42%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MMUFX % Rank
Stocks
95.75% N/A N/A N/A
Cash
2.87% N/A N/A N/A
Preferred Stocks
1.39% N/A N/A N/A
Other
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Convertible Bonds
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Bonds
0.00% N/A N/A N/A

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MMUFX % Rank
Utilities
62.46% N/A N/A N/A
Communication Services
18.59% N/A N/A N/A
Energy
12.36% N/A N/A N/A
Technology
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Real Estate
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Industrials
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Healthcare
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Financial Services
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Consumer Defense
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Basic Materials
0.00% N/A N/A N/A

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MMUFX % Rank
US
61.39% N/A N/A N/A
Non US
34.36% N/A N/A N/A

MMUFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.00% N/A N/A N/A
Management Fee 0.59% N/A N/A N/A
12b-1 Fee 0.25% N/A N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A

Sales Fees

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% N/A N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A N/A N/A N/A

Trading Fees

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

MMUFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% N/A N/A N/A

MMUFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.02% N/A N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High MMUFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.70% N/A N/A N/A

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MMUFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually

MMUFX - Managers

Maura A. Shaughnessy

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 14, 1992

27.31

27.3%

Ms. Shaughnessy is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and portfolio manager of the firm's utilities portfolios. Maura joined MFS in 1991 as a research analyst and became a portfolio manager in 1992. Prior to joining the firm she worked for Harvard Management Co. and the Federal Reserve Bank. A graduate of Colby College and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration of Dartmouth College,She is a CFA® charterholder.


Claud P. Davis

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 30, 2014

5.09

5.1%

Mr. Davis is an executive vice president in the global quantitative portfolio group in the Newport Beach office. He is a senior member of PIMCO’s quantitative strategies portfolio management team and manages multi-strategy alternatives, managed futures, managed volatility and tail risk hedging portfolios. He has conducted research and published extensively on systematic strategies, innovative hedging solutions and alternative risk premia. He began his career at PIMCO in the portfolio analytics group in 2008, where he worked on developing the core infrastructure for analyzing multi asset portfolios and advised institutional clients globally.


J. Scott Walker

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2017

1.71

1.7%

Scott Walker was employed in the investment area of MFS since 2008.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

N/A

Category High

N/A

Category Average

N/A

Category Mode

N/A