Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.71 5.99 8.37 11.47 9.74
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -1.14 4.65 7.54 11.04 9.69
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 6.09 7.14 9.86 11.77
S&P 500 Index (%) 12.84 10.23 9.86 13.15
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -4.12 4.86 6.79 10.15 9.66
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -7.71 3.53 5.98 9.72 9.60
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -1.40 6.23 8.28 10.59
S&P 500 Index (%) -6.98 5.10 6.72 10.53

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.62 2.67
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 21.87 -1.18
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 4.11
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -8.33 2.71 19.07 49.46 196.10 78,251.49
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -11.77 -1.14 14.60 43.86 184.99 75,313.37
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -6.79 6.09 22.98 60.04 204.42
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.97 12.84 33.95 60.05 244.08
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -14.80 -4.12 15.29 38.91 162.82 72,718.96
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -18.00 -7.71 10.97 33.70 152.96 69,988.31
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -13.50 -1.40 19.89 48.84 173.66
S&P 500 Index (%) -19.60 -6.98 16.11 38.47 172.10

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 1.67 4.69 7.10 10.40
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 2.26 4.41 6.35 9.31
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -2.15 3.36 6.29 9.98
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -0.05 3.38 5.68 8.93
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -5.09 3.57 5.54 9.09
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -1.74 3.61 5.14 8.19
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -8.65 2.26 4.74 8.67
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -3.90 2.59 4.49 7.83

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 02/01/2020 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.83%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.83%
Max Initial Sales Charge 3.75%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 06/30/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 1.01
Sharpe Ratio 0.27
Standard Deviation 13.95

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