MSFRX: MFS Total Return A

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MSFRX MFS Total Return A


Profile

MSFRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -4.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.9%
  • Net Assets $7.23 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 16.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$19.16
$15.33
$20.39

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.73%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 39.00%

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 Allocation--50% to 70% Equity

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -4.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.20%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • 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, foreign government securities, 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.


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Performance

MSFRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -4.1% -51.5% 167.7% 65.59%
1 Yr -1.1% -59.6% 136.3% 50.42%
3 Yr 0.2%* -20.7% 29.7% 43.56%
5 Yr 0.9%* -40.1% 11.8% 31.64%
10 Yr 4.0%* -38.7% 12.4% 34.25%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.3% -39.5% 46.8% 17.83%
2018 -10.2% -31.8% 19.0% 50.89%
2017 6.0% -27.1% 46.3% 51.43%
2016 5.1% -84.5% 146.1% 35.16%
2015 -5.6% -40.7% 14.6% 42.78%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -4.1% -51.5% 167.7% 65.59%
1 Yr -1.1% -59.6% 136.3% 50.42%
3 Yr 3.5%* -20.7% 29.7% 28.97%
5 Yr 4.8%* -40.1% 11.8% 17.36%
10 Yr 7.5%* -38.7% 13.2% 25.75%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MSFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.7% -39.5% 46.8% 15.68%
2018 -5.8% -27.6% 19.0% 39.11%
2017 12.2% -27.1% 46.3% 29.45%
2016 8.9% -84.5% 146.1% 21.40%
2015 -0.2% -36.9% 14.6% 20.14%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MSFRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank
Net Assets 7.23 B 100 K 161 B 8.29%
Number of Holdings 876 2 13590 11.83%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.2 B -35.2 M 27.1 B 17.49%
Weighting of Top 10 16.75% 10.6% 100.0% 91.11%

Top 10 Holdings

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
Stocks
59.46% -113.74% 77.51% 21.30%
Bonds
38.41% -5.02% 80.79% 58.64%
Cash
1.52% -120.83% 149.68% 78.29%
Preferred Stocks
0.59% 0.00% 45.01% 25.41%
Convertible Bonds
0.03% -0.67% 85.36% 75.72%
Other
0.00% -10.55% 167.50% 87.65%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
Financial Services
20.97% 0.00% 60.94% 9.22%
Healthcare
18.60% 0.00% 54.42% 16.92%
Technology
15.29% 0.00% 100.00% 60.20%
Industrials
14.69% 0.00% 37.04% 6.94%
Consumer Defense
10.04% 0.00% 21.09% 20.93%
Communication Services
5.41% 0.00% 42.17% 77.44%
Consumer Cyclical
3.99% 0.00% 45.71% 88.61%
Utilities
3.96% 0.00% 100.00% 38.18%
Energy
3.40% 0.00% 100.00% 46.31%
Basic Materials
2.81% 0.00% 24.33% 54.34%
Real Estate
0.86% 0.00% 99.96% 87.09%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
US
54.15% -112.30% 75.52% 21.91%
Non US
5.31% -2.13% 31.77% 42.28%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
Securitized
40.36% 0.00% 83.64% 7.10%
Corporate
37.40% 0.00% 100.00% 43.11%
Government
17.80% 0.00% 95.57% 59.57%
Cash & Equivalents
3.76% -3.87% 100.00% 85.08%
Municipal
0.68% 0.00% 99.50% 22.74%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 74.57% 86.52%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MSFRX % Rank
US
35.02% -6.37% 88.92% 62.35%
Non US
3.39% -14.78% 29.41% 45.06%

Expenses

MSFRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MSFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.73% 0.01% 7.41% 69.55%
Management Fee 0.35% 0.00% 2.50% 33.16%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 50.75%
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% 1.00% 5.75% 32.00%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% 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 39.00% 0.00% 574.00% 40.49%

Distributions

MSFRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 10.33% 80.56%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MSFRX Category Low Category High MSFRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.20% -5.24% 6.65% 32.05%

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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Fund Manager Analysis

MSFRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Steven Gorham


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 21, 2002

18.45

18.5%

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.

Brooks Taylor


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2004

16.42

16.4%

Brooks Taylor is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is a portfolio manager of the balanced portfolios of our mutual funds, variable annuities, and institutional accounts. Brooks joined MFS in 1996 as an analyst. Prior to joining the firm, he was an analyst with Lodestar Group, a subsidiary of Société Générale. He has also held positions as an analyst with Fidelity Management and Research Company and Salomon Brothers. Prior to his current assignment he was a portfolio manager of our large-cap core portfolios. Brooks earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Yale University.

Joshua Marston


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 20, 2008

11.62

11.6%

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.

Jonathan Sage


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 30, 2013

7.17

7.2%

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.

Robert Persons


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 05, 2017

3.24

3.2%

Robert D. Persons, CFA, is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and a fixed income portfolio manager. Robert joined MFS in 2000 as an investment grade fixed income research analyst. Prior to joining MFS, he served six years as a bond analyst/portfolio manager for Scudder Kemper Investments; three years as an investment manager for The Travelers Insurance Company; and three years as an investment analyst for Bailard, Biehl & Kaiser. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University.

Alexander Mackey


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2019

0.5

0.5%

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

0.5

0.5%

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

0.5

0.5%

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.05 39.52 6.83 0.5