Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 11/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 16.64 12.95 9.16 11.83 9.89
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 12.26 11.52 8.33 11.41 9.83
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 17.23 14.38 10.31 12.03
S&P 500 Index (%) 16.11 14.89 10.98 13.44
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.43 12.66 11.55 12.48 9.97
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.65 11.24 10.71 12.05 9.91
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 27.10 13.60 12.89 12.51
S&P 500 Index (%) 4.25 13.40 10.84 13.24

Calendar Year Returns

2018
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.67
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -1.70
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 4.11
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 11/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 21.97 16.64 44.10 55.00 206.02 82,232.31
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 17.40 12.26 38.70 49.19 194.55 79,144.92
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 22.15 17.23 49.61 63.29 211.40
S&P 500 Index (%) 27.63 16.11 51.62 68.34 252.89
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.35 27.43 43.00 72.76 224.08 85,184.92
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 21.61 22.65 37.64 66.28 211.93 81,986.80
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 25.40 27.10 46.56 83.31 224.91
S&P 500 Index (%) 20.55 4.25 45.80 67.27 246.74

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 11/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 14.84 11.61 7.80 10.75
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 10.37 9.74 6.84 9.55
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 10.54 10.20 6.97 10.33
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 7.76 8.60 6.17 9.17
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.47 11.33 10.16 11.39
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.75 9.48 8.77 10.10
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 20.76 9.92 9.32 10.97
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 13.90 8.34 8.07 9.71

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 02/01/2019 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.84%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.84%
Max Initial Sales Charge 3.75%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 11/30/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.98
Sharpe Ratio 1.14
Standard Deviation 9.98

Benchmarks

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

  • S&P 500 Utilities Index
  • S&P 500 Index