Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 08/31/2019

Month EndAs of 08/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 10/02/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 4.52 11.90 7.52 12.28 8.03
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 3.66 11.90 7.52 12.28 8.03
Russell Mid Cap Growth Index (%) 5.96 14.93 10.72 14.85 9.56
S&P 500 Index (%) 2.92 12.71 10.12 13.45 9.05
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 10/02/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 13.66 14.66 8.19 13.38 8.15
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 12.72 14.66 8.19 13.38 8.15
Russell Mid Cap Growth Index (%) 13.94 16.50 11.11 16.02 9.61
S&P 500 Index (%) 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70 9.12

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 08/31/2019

Month EndAs of 08/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 0.20 8.63 3.86 9.66
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 4.59 8.74 5.08 9.60
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -0.67 8.63 3.86 9.66
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 4.08 8.74 5.08 9.60
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 8.95 11.31 4.51 10.74
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 10.10 10.73 5.58 10.53
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 8.01 11.31 4.51 10.74
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 9.54 10.73 5.58 10.53

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -5.19 20.57 3.58 -2.77 6.81 37.51 9.91 -5.61 27.47 42.12
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -5.98 19.57 2.63 -3.63 5.97 36.51 8.93 -6.50 26.47 41.12
Russell Mid Cap Growth Index (%) -4.75 25.27 7.33 -0.20 11.90 35.74 15.81 -1.65 26.38 46.29
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06 26.46

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 08/31/2019

Month EndAs of 08/31/2019 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 10/02/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 4.90 24.55 4.52 40.12 43.68 218.35 533.84
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 3.90 23.55 3.66 40.12 43.68 218.35 533.84
Russell Mid Cap Growth Index (%) 7.53 26.68 5.96 51.76 66.38 299.39 787.21
S&P 500 Index (%) 6.87 18.34 2.92 43.15 61.89 253.08 693.15
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 10/02/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 5.22 26.41 13.66 50.75 48.21 251.08 543.29
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 4.22 25.41 12.72 50.75 48.21 251.08 543.29
Russell Mid Cap Growth Index (%) 5.40 26.08 13.94 58.06 69.30 342.00 783.06
S&P 500 Index (%) 4.30 18.54 10.42 48.89 66.33 294.16 694.50

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY (MPT) STATISTICSAs of 08/31/2019 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 13.92 13.69 15.48
Standard Deviation (Russell Mid Cap Growth Index) 14.13 13.56 14.70
Beta 0.97 0.99 1.03
Sharpe Ratio 0.75 0.48 0.76
Information Ratio -1.45 -1.12 -0.87
Tracking Error 2.08 2.86 2.97

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 08/31/2019 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.02 0.98 1.05
Beta Bear 1.01 1.05 1.02
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 0.88 0.85 0.89
% of Positive Months 72.22 65.00 64.17
Gains/Losses 1.99 1.58 1.84
Maximum Drawdown
16.11 18.31 24.15

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 09/01/2019 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 1.67%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.66%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 08/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.97
Sharpe Ratio 0.75
Standard Deviation 13.92

Benchmarks

A benchmark is a comparable broad-based index that can be used to evaluate a fund's performance.

  • Russell Mid Cap Growth Index
  • S&P 500 Index