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 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.93 15.02 10.63 13.16 10.45
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 27.93 15.02 10.63 13.16 10.45
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
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.10 13.20 9.72 11.96 10.37
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 27.10 13.20 9.72 11.96 10.37
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

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.10 2.92 10.88 18.09 -7.15 25.49 14.04
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 27.10 2.92 10.88 18.09 -7.15 25.49 14.04
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 4.11 12.11 16.29 -4.85 28.98 13.21
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39

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 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 6.16 27.93 52.18 65.68 244.30 119,891.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 6.16 27.93 52.18 65.68 244.30 119,891.69
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
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.10 27.10 45.04 59.04 209.40 112,929.02
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 27.10 27.10 45.04 59.04 209.40 112,929.02
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

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 26.63 13.70 9.35 12.05
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 17.26 11.56 8.13 10.72
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 26.63 13.70 9.35 12.05
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 17.26 11.56 8.13 10.72
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.81 11.89 8.46 10.86
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.86 10.15 7.45 9.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 25.81 11.89 8.46 10.86
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 16.86 10.15 7.45 9.69

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

Gross Expense Ratio 0.53%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.50%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

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

Beta 0.98
Sharpe Ratio 1.29
Standard Deviation 10.39

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