Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 01/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.03 14.19 9.80 12.30 9.47
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 26.03 14.19 9.80 12.30 9.47
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 30.29 15.82 11.20 13.10
S&P 500 Index (%) 21.68 14.55 12.37 13.97 9.78
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.16 12.36 8.90 11.11 9.24
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 25.16 12.36 8.90 11.11 9.24
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 13.83 10.29 11.81
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 15.28 11.70 13.56 9.82

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.16 2.19 10.02 17.13 -7.84 24.54 13.19 5.08 18.85 6.34
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 25.16 1.23 9.02 16.13 -8.71 23.54 12.19 4.08 17.85 5.34
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 4.11 12.11 16.29 -4.85 28.98 13.21 1.29 19.91 5.46
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 01/31/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 6.11 27.03 48.91 59.59 218.92 838.63
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 5.11 26.03 48.91 59.59 218.92 838.63
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 6.65 30.29 55.33 69.99 242.40
S&P 500 Index (%) -0.04 21.68 50.26 79.17 269.82 907.92
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.16 26.16 41.85 53.13 186.67 784.58
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 25.16 25.16 41.85 53.13 186.67 784.58
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 26.35 47.46 63.17 205.20
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 31.49 53.17 73.86 256.66 908.32

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 01/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.94 13.05 8.71 11.37
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.62 10.93 7.51 10.04
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 24.94 13.05 8.71 11.37
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 16.03 10.93 7.51 10.04
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.07 11.24 7.82 10.19
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.18 9.52 6.82 9.01
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 24.07 11.24 7.82 10.19
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 15.59 9.52 6.82 9.01

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

Gross Expense Ratio 1.23%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.23%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 01/31/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.98
Sharpe Ratio 1.21
Standard Deviation 10.36

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