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

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.96 12.18 11.05 11.94 9.33
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 25.96 12.18 11.05 11.94 9.33
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.96 12.18 11.05 11.94 9.33
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 25.96 12.18 11.05 11.94 9.33
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 9.54

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.19 10.02 17.13 -7.84 24.54 13.19 5.08 18.85 6.34 13.29
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 1.23 9.02 16.13 -8.71 23.54 12.19 4.08 17.85 5.34 12.29
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 4.11 12.11 16.29 -4.85 28.98 13.21 1.29 19.91 5.46 11.91
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 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.07 26.96 41.16 68.88 208.81 783.98
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 25.07 25.96 41.16 68.88 208.81 783.98
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.07 26.96 41.16 68.88 208.81 783.98
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 25.07 25.96 41.16 68.88 208.81 783.98
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 67.27 246.74 824.47

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

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.17 11.11 9.86 11.01
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.47 9.25 8.47 9.70
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 24.17 11.11 9.86 11.01
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 15.88 9.25 8.47 9.70
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.17 11.11 9.86 11.01
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.47 9.25 8.47 9.70
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 24.17 11.11 9.86 11.01
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 15.88 9.25 8.47 9.70

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

Gross Expense Ratio 1.24%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.24%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 10/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.95
Sharpe Ratio 0.97
Standard Deviation 10.28

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