Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 06/30/2019

Month EndAs of 07/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 17.41 8.28 10.09 11.79 9.87
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 13.00 6.91 9.25 11.37 9.81
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 16.53 8.20 11.49 11.72
S&P 500 Index (%) 7.99 13.37 11.34 14.03
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 19.70 8.16 8.92 12.29 9.89
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 15.22 6.80 8.09 11.86 9.83
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 19.03 8.05 10.00 12.18
S&P 500 Index (%) 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70

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 06/30/2019

Month EndAs of 07/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 16.49 17.41 26.94 61.72 204.88 78,530.74
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 12.12 13.00 22.18 55.66 193.45 75,582.15
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 14.38 16.53 26.66 72.24 202.82
S&P 500 Index (%) 20.24 7.99 45.66 71.08 271.71
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 16.94 19.70 26.55 53.30 218.64 78,832.01
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 12.55 15.22 21.80 47.55 206.69 75,872.12
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 14.70 19.03 26.13 61.02 215.45
S&P 500 Index (%) 18.54 10.42 48.89 66.33 294.16

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 06/30/2019

Month EndAs of 07/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 15.55 7.02 8.73 10.72
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 10.87 6.10 7.65 9.55
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 11.21 5.66 7.90 10.30
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 8.24 5.02 6.96 9.17
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 17.81 6.90 7.57 11.21
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 12.23 6.01 6.69 9.98
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 13.39 5.55 6.75 10.79
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 9.56 4.93 6.02 9.60

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 07/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.95
Sharpe Ratio 0.66
Standard Deviation 10.41

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

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