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MSFRX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 9.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.5%
  • Net Assets $8.58 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 20.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$22.41
$19.47
$22.41

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.73%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 92.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


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Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$33.02

-0.21%

$207.19 B

1.21%

$0.40

9.34%

0.58%

$49.48

-0.16%

$120.26 B

1.71%

$0.85

11.54%

0.24%

$48.18

-0.29%

$57.60 B

0.98%

$0.47

8.66%

0.18%

$38.33

-0.65%

$50.04 B

1.04%

$0.40

12.37%

0.69%

$31.65

-0.44%

$46.58 B

0.90%

$0.29

11.92%

0.52%

MSFRX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 9.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.87%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Total Return Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS
  • Inception Date
    Oct 06, 1970
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Steven Gorham

Fund Description

The fund invests its assets in equity securities and debt instruments. 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. Debt instruments include corporate bonds, U.S. government securities, securitized instruments, and other obligations to repay money borrowed. It generally invests approximately 60% of its assets in equity securities and approximately 40% of its assets in debt instruments.


MSFRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.5% -3.4% 64.7% 47.09%
1 Yr 24.7% -5.2% 84.5% 53.89%
3 Yr 11.5%* -2.1% 23.0% 42.84%
5 Yr 9.5%* 0.6% 20.3% 72.20%
10 Yr 8.7%* 2.2% 12.7% 45.54%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 2.4% -39.0% 28.7% 80.84%
2019 16.3% -5.8% 26.1% 24.05%
2018 -10.2% -32.7% 0.0% 35.31%
2017 6.0% -6.5% 22.4% 72.39%
2016 5.1% -43.7% 18.6% 32.06%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 9.5% -3.4% 64.7% 47.22%
1 Yr 17.6% -5.2% 84.5% 88.86%
3 Yr 9.4%* -2.1% 23.0% 67.04%
5 Yr 8.2%* 0.2% 20.3% 79.47%
10 Yr 8.1%* 1.9% 12.7% 58.15%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 2.4% -39.0% 28.7% 80.84%
2019 16.7% -5.8% 26.1% 17.85%
2018 -5.8% -32.7% 0.8% 25.31%
2017 12.2% -3.7% 31.9% 56.40%
2016 8.9% -43.7% 19.8% 12.89%

NAV & Total Return History


MSFRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank
Net Assets 8.58 B 631 K 207 B 13.82%
Number of Holdings 870 2 15231 14.17%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.72 B -170 M 47.4 B 21.49%
Weighting of Top 10 19.99% 7.4% 100.0% 90.12%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. United States Treasury Notes 1.38% 2.79%
  2. United States Treasury Notes 0.38% 2.58%
  3. United States Treasury Notes 1.375% 2.36%
  4. Goldman Sachs Group Inc 2.26%
  5. Comcast Corp Class A 2.14%
  6. Comcast Corp Class A 2.14%
  7. Comcast Corp Class A 2.14%
  8. Comcast Corp Class A 2.14%
  9. Comcast Corp Class A 2.14%
  10. Comcast Corp Class A 2.14%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
Stocks
58.15% 0.00% 135.66% 71.07%
Bonds
39.84% -0.18% 130.96% 12.61%
Cash
0.94% -54.99% 88.50% 79.35%
Preferred Stocks
0.88% 0.00% 24.39% 17.65%
Convertible Bonds
0.18% 0.00% 26.80% 83.43%
Other
0.00% -6.81% 47.39% 87.88%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
Financial Services
25.31% 0.00% 100.00% 4.08%
Healthcare
16.48% 0.00% 52.97% 9.60%
Industrials
15.97% 0.00% 32.01% 6.84%
Technology
13.81% 0.00% 52.91% 78.39%
Consumer Defense
8.75% 0.00% 25.22% 19.33%
Communication Services
6.39% 0.00% 28.21% 78.39%
Utilities
3.82% 0.00% 99.04% 23.41%
Consumer Cyclical
3.55% 0.00% 19.72% 93.88%
Basic Materials
3.27% 0.00% 31.80% 68.31%
Energy
2.07% 0.00% 70.75% 79.59%
Real Estate
0.57% 0.00% 99.15% 88.12%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
US
53.30% 0.00% 134.30% 40.46%
Non US
4.85% 0.00% 37.35% 66.63%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
Securitized
37.68% 0.00% 78.03% 3.72%
Corporate
33.06% 0.00% 99.99% 58.10%
Government
26.29% 0.00% 99.16% 46.46%
Cash & Equivalents
2.25% 0.00% 100.00% 88.72%
Municipal
0.72% 0.00% 98.65% 30.73%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 33.06% 92.92%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
US
35.56% -0.18% 62.94% 11.16%
Non US
4.28% -38.29% 102.43% 47.66%

MSFRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MSFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.73% 0.06% 5.49% 70.48%
Management Fee 0.35% 0.00% 2.00% 48.18%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 51.98%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.83% N/A

Sales Fees

MSFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 17.37%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MSFRX 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.

MSFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 92.00% 0.00% 484.00% 75.11%

MSFRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.66% 0.00% 4.56% 88.03%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.87% -1.95% 11.02% 24.71%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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MSFRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Steven Gorham


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 21, 2002

19.45

19.5%

Steven R. Gorham, CFA, is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and a portfolio manager of the value and global balanced portfolios of our mutual funds, variable annuities, and institutional investment products. Steve joined MFS in 1989 as a teleservices representative and became a member of the Financial Advisor Division sales desk in 1991. In 1992 he joined the Equity Research Department, and he became a research analyst in 1993 and an investment officer in 1996. He was named portfolio manager in 2000.

Joshua Marston


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 20, 2008

12.62

12.6%

Joshua P. Marston, Portfolio Manager, is an Investment Officer, Director of Fixed Income, and Director of Structured & Financial Research at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). Josh's responsibilities include managing MFS' fixed income portfolio management team as well as oversight of MFS' structured product strategy, dedicated structured product portfolios, and portfolio management responsibilities for several of the firm's other fixed income strategies. Mr. Marston has been employed in the investment area of MFS since 1999 as a credit analyst.

Alexander Mackey


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2019

1.5

1.5%

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.

Henry Peabody


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2019

1.5

1.5%

HENRY L. PEABODY, CFA, AVP, Research Analyst, B.A. Trinity College. Mr. Peabody is a Vice President and investment grade credit analyst in Eaton Vance’s investment grade fixed income group. Prior to joining Eaton Vance in 2013, Mr. Peabody served as a credit research analyst with Merganser Capital Management (2010 - 2013) and as an analyst and trader with Emerson Investment Management (2004 - 2010). Mr. Turgel is a Vice President and senior credit analyst and has been a member of Eaton Vance’s bank loan group for more than five years. Henry joined Merganser in 2010 and is a research analyst working with the credit sector team. Prior to joining Merganser, Henry worked at Emerson Investment Management as a Senior Analyst/Trader. He covered high grade and high yield credit and led the Core Investment Grade management team. In addition to credit research and portfolio management responsibilities, Henry also traded fixed income securities. Henry is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at Boston College. Henry holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Securities Analyst Society.

Johnathan Munko


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2019

1.5

1.5%

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 37.52 6.17 1.5