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MQGIX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.9%
  • Net Assets $14.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 34.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$51.93
$39.25
$52.08

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.83%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 17.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare MQGIX to Popular International Large-Cap Growth Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$71.82

-3.61%

$197.19 B

0.20%

$0.15

3.58%

0.83%

$53.15

+0.59%

$71.11 B

0.20%

$0.11

5.48%

0.44%

$54.65

+0.24%

$32.10 B

0.39%

$0.21

5.67%

0.99%

$27.37

+0.74%

$25.15 B

0.05%

$0.01

10.59%

1.04%

$30.70

+0.33%

$21.14 B

0.69%

$0.21

8.02%

0.81%

MQGIX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 9.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.89%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS International Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Jan 02, 1997
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inst
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Kevin Dwan

Fund Description

The fund normally invests its 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. The advisor 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).


MQGIX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MQGIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.3% -44.0% 15.0% 27.23%
1 Yr 37.2% 0.0% 70.3% 67.50%
3 Yr 12.6%* 0.0% 32.1% 52.63%
5 Yr 13.9%* 0.0% 24.4% 32.05%
10 Yr 7.9%* 4.4% 14.4% 43.08%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MQGIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 15.0% -4.9% 85.0% 72.37%
2019 25.5% -4.0% 45.1% 52.32%
2018 -12.0% -32.2% 68.4% 11.35%
2017 29.5% 0.0% 50.9% 42.17%
2016 1.4% -12.2% 5.7% 10.53%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MQGIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.3% -44.0% 15.0% 27.23%
1 Yr 37.2% 0.0% 70.3% 62.05%
3 Yr 12.6%* 0.0% 32.1% 48.33%
5 Yr 13.9%* 0.0% 24.4% 30.26%
10 Yr 7.9%* 4.2% 14.4% 42.15%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MQGIX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 15.0% -4.9% 85.0% 72.37%
2019 25.5% -4.0% 45.1% 52.32%
2018 -8.9% -32.2% 68.4% 7.03%
2017 32.4% 0.0% 53.4% 29.22%
2016 2.6% -12.2% 8.0% 10.53%

NAV & Total Return History


MQGIX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MQGIX Category Low Category High MQGIX % Rank
Net Assets 14.6 B 10 197 B 11.23%
Number of Holdings 82 6 497 48.23%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.84 B 480 K 39.9 B 9.73%
Weighting of Top 10 34.66% 10.3% 99.3% 30.97%

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 MQGIX % Rank
Stocks
98.02% 90.58% 102.42% 45.15%
Cash
1.99% -3.36% 9.42% 51.33%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 37.17%
Other
0.00% -4.18% 4.09% 49.34%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.93% 35.40%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.45% 40.97%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MQGIX % Rank
Consumer Defense
17.17% 0.00% 33.85% 9.29%
Industrials
16.51% 0.00% 32.39% 43.14%
Healthcare
14.87% 1.10% 27.54% 34.29%
Technology
13.46% 6.37% 43.49% 86.28%
Consumer Cyclical
12.65% 1.95% 48.83% 53.98%
Basic Materials
10.17% 0.00% 26.04% 10.40%
Financial Services
8.33% 0.00% 30.96% 74.78%
Communication Services
4.69% 0.00% 44.43% 76.77%
Energy
1.58% 0.00% 12.67% 36.73%
Utilities
0.57% 0.00% 9.26% 46.90%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 12.56% 67.04%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MQGIX % Rank
Non US
94.53% 77.07% 100.57% 30.97%
US
3.49% 0.00% 20.46% 55.53%

MQGIX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MQGIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.83% 0.01% 24.83% 75.80%
Management Fee 0.70% 0.00% 1.50% 38.99%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% 6.08%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.80% N/A

Sales Fees

MQGIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.70% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MQGIX 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.

MQGIX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 17.00% 1.00% 224.00% 12.59%

MQGIX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MQGIX Category Low Category High MQGIX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 1.26% 38.55%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MQGIX Category Low Category High MQGIX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.89% -11.00% 2.73% 15.38%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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MQGIX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Kevin Dwan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 02, 2012

9.42

9.4%

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

6.17

6.2%

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 25.94 7.61 19.01