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

Month EndAs of 08/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 22.22 12.15 10.41 12.49 10.36
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.22 12.15 10.41 12.49 10.36
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 21.18 12.18 11.53 12.19
S&P 500 Index (%) 2.92 12.71 10.12 13.45
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) 20.09 8.47 9.22 12.59 10.32
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 20.09 8.47 9.22 12.59 10.32
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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.92 10.88 18.09 -7.15 25.49 14.04
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.92 10.88 18.09 -7.15 25.49 14.04
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 4.11 12.11 16.29 -4.85 28.98 13.21
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39

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

Month EndAs of 08/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 22.32 22.22 41.06 64.10 224.35 108,674.40
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 22.32 22.22 41.06 64.10 224.35 108,674.40
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 20.28 21.18 41.12 72.55 215.96
S&P 500 Index (%) 18.34 2.92 43.15 61.89 253.08
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) 17.16 20.09 27.62 55.39 227.39 104,088.72
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 17.16 20.09 27.62 55.39 227.39 104,088.72
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 08/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 20.31 10.90 9.05 11.38
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 13.80 9.22 7.92 10.13
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 20.31 10.90 9.05 11.38
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 13.80 9.22 7.92 10.13
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 18.21 7.25 7.87 11.48
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 12.60 6.34 6.98 10.25
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 18.21 7.25 7.87 11.48
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 12.60 6.34 6.98 10.25

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

Gross Expense Ratio 0.52%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.50%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 08/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.96
Sharpe Ratio 1.05
Standard Deviation 10.12

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