MQLJX: MFS Limited Maturity R4

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MQLJX MFS Limited Maturity R4


Profile

MQLJX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 0.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.0%
  • Net Assets $1.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 23.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$6.04
$5.93
$6.06

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.63%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 55.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Short-Term Bond

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 0.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.60%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Limited Maturity Fund Class R4
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Apr 01, 2005
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Retirement
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Alexander Mackey

Fund Description

The fund normally invests its assets primarily in debt instruments. Debt instruments include U.S. government securities, corporate bonds, foreign government securities, securitized instruments, and other obligations to repay money borrowed. Its dollar-weighted average effective maturity will normally not exceed five years.


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Performance

MQLJX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MQLJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.2% -0.7% 0.8% 77.11%
1 Yr 1.9% -6.6% 7.3% 11.39%
3 Yr 0.4%* -3.8% 3.9% 10.53%
5 Yr 0.0%* -20.2% 3.3% 14.29%
10 Yr -0.3%* -9.8% 3.0% 18.28%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MQLJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 1.9% -6.6% 4.9% 49.68%
2018 -0.5% -4.1% 1.0% 18.38%
2017 -0.3% -0.7% 2.8% 87.69%
2016 0.3% -65.8% 7.1% 46.03%
2015 -1.2% -6.6% 3.0% 36.36%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MQLJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 0.2% -0.7% 0.8% 77.11%
1 Yr 1.9% -6.6% 7.3% 10.13%
3 Yr 0.4%* -3.8% 3.9% 11.28%
5 Yr 0.0%* -18.6% 3.3% 19.84%
10 Yr -0.3%* -8.1% 3.5% 21.51%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MQLJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 1.9% -6.6% 4.9% 55.41%
2018 -0.5% -4.1% 3.2% 31.62%
2017 -0.3% -0.7% 4.7% 87.69%
2016 0.3% -65.2% 8.4% 54.76%
2015 -1.2% -5.3% 3.1% 47.93%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MQLJX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MQLJX Category Low Category High MQLJX % Rank
Net Assets 1.8 B 272 K 62.1 B 36.14%
Number of Holdings 332 7 2023 64.02%
Net Assets in Top 10 423 M -5.43 M 5.5 B 32.32%
Weighting of Top 10 23.75% 6.6% 140.4% 54.88%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Ust Bond 2yr Future Mar 31 20 5.33%
  2. United States Treasury Notes 1.88% 3.99%
  3. United States Treasury Notes 2.38% 3.99%
  4. United States Treasury Notes 2.63% 3.93%
  5. United States Treasury Notes 1.88% 1.87%
  6. GE Capital International Funding Company Unlimited Company 2.34% 1.39%
  7. Bank of America Corporation 2.74% 0.93%
  8. Barclays PLC 4.61% 0.83%
  9. Broadcom Corporation/Broadcom Cayman Finance Ltd 3% 0.76%
  10. E Trade Financial Corporation 2.95% 0.74%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MQLJX % Rank
Bonds
97.06% 22.39% 137.59% 27.44%
Convertible Bonds
2.63% 0.00% 4.79% 26.22%
Cash
0.31% -50.76% 77.61% 79.27%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 8.19% 73.17%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 35.55% 71.34%
Other
0.00% -0.12% 13.17% 72.56%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MQLJX % Rank
Corporate
44.83% 2.58% 96.07% 42.07%
Securitized
30.06% 0.00% 68.70% 48.17%
Government
19.25% -3.22% 57.42% 48.17%
Cash & Equivalents
5.35% 0.00% 77.61% 55.49%
Municipal
0.51% 0.00% 13.57% 21.34%
Derivative
0.00% -0.09% 21.46% 79.27%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MQLJX % Rank
US
74.30% 0.00% 137.59% 51.83%
Non US
22.76% 0.00% 84.14% 28.05%

Expenses

MQLJX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MQLJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.63% 0.02% 83.41% 70.63%
Management Fee 0.38% 0.00% 1.19% 50.00%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.05% 0.41% N/A

Sales Fees

MQLJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.75% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MQLJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

MQLJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 55.00% 0.00% 573.00% 42.76%

Distributions

MQLJX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MQLJX Category Low Category High MQLJX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.37% 0.00% 1.93% 8.43%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MQLJX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MQLJX Category Low Category High MQLJX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.60% -2.82% 3.78% 41.88%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

MQLJX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Alexander Mackey


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2017

2.91

2.9%

Alexander M. Mackey, CFA, is an investment officer and fixed income portfolio manager with MFS Investment Management(r) (MFS(r)). He has portfolio management responsibilities on the firm's limited duration and multi-sector fixed income strategies. He also has research analyst responsibilities. Alexander joined MFS in 1998 as a financial control assistant and was promoted to section manager in 2000. He joined the Fixed Income Department as a research associate in 2001 was promoted to fixed income research analyst in 2004. He took on portfolio management responsibilities in 2017. Alexander has a bachelor's degree from Trinity College and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is a member of the CFA Society of Boston.

Philipp Burgener


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2017

2.91

2.9%

Philipp S. Burgener, CFA, is an investment officer and fixed income portfolio manager with MFS Investment Management(r) (MFS(r)). He is a member of the firm's limited duration portfolio management team. He also has research analyst responsibilities. Philipp joined MFS in 2000 as an inside wholesaler and transferred to the Fixed Income Department in 2002 as an analytic support associate in the Quantitative Group. In 2003 he joined the Structured Products Group and was promoted to an Investment Grade Research Analyst in 2005. He took on portfolio management responsibilities in 2017. Philipp earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and his Master of Science degree from Boston University. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.12 23.58 5.14 2.91